Bandai Namco Announces Dragon Ball Games Showcase; Teasing Big Reveals and News
Bandai Namco is hosting a showcase next week that'll reveal what's in store for the future of Dragon Ball video games.
Bandai Namco will be talking all things Dragon Ball at their newly announced Dragon Ball Games Supr Showcase. Fans can tune in on January 14 via Twitch from 4 to 5 p.m. PST. While it’s unclear exactly what will be announced, the publisher has promised reveals, news, and interviews. You can see the full announcement below:
You have 4 DAYS to prepare! If you're a fan of #DRAGONBALL games tune into our #twitch livestream on Jan. 14 from 4-5PM PST! There will be BIG reveals, BIG news and BIG interviews with the producers of Dragon Ball FighterZ and Xenoverse 2. Watch it here: https://t.co/igEOC94nW8 pic.twitter.com/ODmbAtVq30
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) January 10, 2019
I’m particularly amped for this showcase because Dragon Ball FighterZ was my number one game of 2018, and one of my favorite games of all time. I also have a soft spot for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, which has garnered a dedicated player base since its launch in late 2016. Both of these titles will most certainly be present during the showcase, and I can only imagine what Bandai Namco has in store for us.
Personally, I’d like to think that Arc System Works is working on a second season pass for FighterZ. We’ve seen other fighting games take this seasonal approach with games like Street Fighter V and Tekken 7. As for content that could potentially come to Xenoverse 2, the sky’s the limit. The title did recently receive DLC based on the upcoming anime film, Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
At the end of December, FighterZ was mysteriously pulled from a range of different eSports competitions. As of today, we still don’t have the reasoning behind the removals. However, Katsuhiro Harada, of the Tekken series, commented on Bandai Namco’s eSports strategy in regards to games like FighterZ, Tekken 7, and Soul Calibur VI. Harada was also recently given the role of leading and supervising Bandai Namco’s eSports Strategy Team. Hopefully, we’ll hear more about what’s exactly going on in the competitive community of FighterZ.
Both Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 are available now on Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.