Bandai Namco revealed Dragon Ball FighterZ, a brand new 2.5D fighting game for PC, and the Xbox One. The game is developed by Guilty Gear developer Arc System Works and is scheduled for release worldwide sometime next year.
2.5D style for unique elements
The game will use a three-versus-three team battle system and will incorporate flashy original moves and ultra speedy battles, elements the Dragon Ball series is famous for.
Producer Tomoko Hiroki said that while Dragon Ball titles from the past few years have all been developed in 3D, this last one will be 2.5D because the game will include some elements that can only be done in such a style. Arc Two really knows a lot about making lavish 2D/3D hybrids and its recent Guilty Gear Xrd game dynamically shifted between the two styles and managed to do so in incredible fashion.
At first glance, the game looks 2D, but you’ll quickly notice it features a broad range of camera angles as it shifts around the battlefield, one of the many unique elements that wouldn’t have been possible in just 2D.
After the success of the Xenoverse series, it’s time to introduce a new classic 2D DRAGON BALL fighting game for this generation’s consoles.
DRAGON BALL FighterZ is born from what makes the DRAGON BALL series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all powerful fighters. Partnering with Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is due for early 2018 and the game will reach the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Publisher Bandai Namco hopes to be able to run a closed beta on consoles before the end of this year’s summer.
You can pre-order Dragon Ball FighterZ for $59.95 from Bandai Namco’s web store.
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