Posted July 31, 2017 by Flipgeeks Contributors in Gaming



DBFZ_EN_RGB_1497222375Bandai Namco Entertainment Asia has revealed a couple of updates to the highly anticipated DRAGON BALL FighterZ. First of these is the addition of mainstays Piccolo and Krillin to the roster of available fighters in the game, and second is the announcement of a FighterZ Lobby for online play.


Piccolo is described as a close- to mid-ranged fighter thanks to his long, retractable arms, and will have several ways break an opponent’s guard. He is also described as a technical fighter so players can expect to really mix it up with his moves, guard-breaking, combo-ing in and canceling out of Ki-based attacks, and firing fast but powerful beams.


Krillin on the other hand, because of his limited reach and power, can be expected to combine speed and tricky moves, like his Afterimage technique, for precision counters and a quick “hit-and-fade” strategy. After putting some distance between him and his opponent, he can then punish them with long-range attacks, like the powerful Kamehameha. Krillin will also come with a restorative Senzu Bean to make up for his power handicap.


Both fighters’ signature finishers weren’t named in the announcement. However, it was revealed that Piccolo’s will be a chargeable attack and Krillin’s will be unblockable, so fans can assume these to be the Special Beam Cannon (Makankou Sappou) and the Destructo Disc (Kienzan), respectively.


Online Battles is a marketed feature in DRAGON BALL FighterZ, and Bandai Namco indicates that the hub for it all will be the FighterZ Lobby. In the FighterZ Lobby, players can select their match-ups and place challenges for the Arena, or choose to interact with other players using Z-stamp with facial expressions applied to characters. Players can also watch replays of their matches via the Replay mode in the lobby.


DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works (BlazBlue series, Guilty Gear series) and is slated for an early 2018 release on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC via STEAM.

This article was made by our contributor, Lex Reyes.

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