Bandai Namco Open to Porting Dragon Ball FighterZ to Nintendo Switch if Fans Show Enough Interest

Dragon Ball FighterZ could come to the Nintendo Switch if enough fans show interest according to the game's producer.

on June 19, 2017 7:50 AM

One of the most pleasant surprises at E3 2017 was just how good Dragon Ball FighterZ looked. That being said, only in development for PS4, Xbox One, and PC, Nintendo Switch owners look like they will miss out on one of 2018’s most promising looking titles. Or maybe they won’t, as Bandai Namco now has said it’s open to porting the game to the new hybrid console.

The news comes via French outlet Game Blog, who recently spoke to the game’s producer Tomoko Hiroki. Hiroki-san confirms that the Switch’s power has nothing to do with the decision (though no other reason is provided), with the producer citing that there has been no trouble porting Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the system.

As mentioned above, Dragon Ball FighterZ caught quite a few people off guard at E3 2017 by just how good it looked. But perhaps this shouldn’t be very surprising: with Bandai Namco behind it as a publisher and Guilty Gear team Arc System Works behind it as a developer — and with the iconic Dragon Ball IP attached to it — this project certainly has the pedigree.

For those that don’t know: Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2.5D fighting game of 3-on-3 battles featuring the roster of heroes and villains from the Dragon Ball series. With the 3 vs. 3 formula, the game encourages and allows players to train and master more than one fighter and style, and adds more depth to the gameplay as a result.

The game is being built in the Unreal Engine and will feature aerial combos, destructible stages, and famous scenes from the anime all reproduced in 1080p, 60 FPS.

According to Tomoko Hiroki, if enough fans show their interest, Bandai Namco will consider a port of the game. So, if you’re a Switch owner and want Dragon Ball FighterZ for 2018: you know what to do.

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