Dragon Ball Fighterz Revealed; Developed by Arc System Works and Releasing in Early 2018

A new Dragon Ball fighting game has been revealed by Bandai Namco ahead of E3.

June 10, 2017

Ahead of E3 2017, Bandai Namco accidentally released a press release containing information about an entirely new Dragon Ball fighting game.

The new game will seemingly be titled Dragon Ball Fighterz. Like Marvel vs. Capcom the game will have 3-on-3 battles featuring the iconic heroes and villains from the Dragon Ball series. 

Players will be able to mix and match different characters and create their ultimate Dragon Ball dream team. The game will also feature the high speed battles and special techniques that the classic anime series is known for.

Dragon Ball Fighterz is being developed by Arc System Works, whose work includes all of the titles from the BlazblueGuilty Gear, and Persona 4: Arena series of games. The title will be a 2.5D fighting game and if you know Arc’s work, then you should definitely be excited to see what they can do with the Dragon Ball series in this dimension. Many of their more recent fighters use a very significant 2.5D art and the games always turn out to be beautiful.


Only two photos were released alongside the press release. In the photos you can see Vegeta, Goku, Gohan, Cell, Majin Buu, and Frieza. Fans of Dragon Ball should note that this game may very well be a lot more hardcore when compared to games like Dragon Ball Xenoverse or Budokai. Arc’s games tend to be much more competitive so fans of hardcore fighters like Blazblue, Street Fighter, and Guilty Gear should get excited.

It’s also unconfirmed whether or not the game will only take characters from the Dragon Ball Z series. Because the game’s titled Dragon Ball Fighterz we may very well see characters from the Dragon Ball Super series or the entire Dragon Ball timeline for that matter.

The game is reportedly coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4 sometime worldwide in early 2018. Below you can check out the first screenshots from the game.

Jordan Boyd

Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.

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