Dragon Ball’s modern renaissance is not done just yet; now on its 35 year anniversary, new mangas, anime, movies, and video games are in store for this year. One being a whole new Action RPG for modern consoles and PCs, as well as a whole slew of DLC for Dragon Ball FighterZ.
Currently known as Dragon Ball Game - Project Z Action RPG, a trailer was finally released, showing off what we can expect from this game. With a heavy emphasis on the iconic arcs of Dragon Ball Z, this game seems to put us through the series all over again, only this time with a whole new open-world spin on it.
When you think of an action RPG take on Dragon Ball Z, the first thing that comes to mind is the pretty well-received Legacy of Goku series on the Gameboy Advance, as well as the truly horrible Dragon Ball Sagas on the PS2, Gamecube, and Xbox. The new trailer has not shown any gameplay footage, many are speculating that this game will be similar to One Piece World Seeker.
Next on the agenda is the new season of Dragon Ball FighterZ, complete with 6 new DLC characters coming to the game. The previous season brought us 8 characters in total, from villains like Cooler and Fused Zamasu, to even the base forms of Goku and Vegeta. So far, only 4 of the 6 upcoming characters have been revealed.
The first round of characters coming to the game are Jiren and Videl. Jiren made a big splash on the last arc of Dragon Ball Super, being Goku’s chief rival in the Tournament of Power. Videl was introduced back in the Majin Buu arc as Gohan’s love interest and the daughter of series comic relief, Mr Satan. The game could use more female fighters, so it’s great to see an important character being a new Fighter in the game.
The other two characters coming are the new versions of Broly and Gogeta from the Dragon Ball Super: Broly film. No gameplay has been shown off of these two yet, but we can only expect something spectacular based on their performances in the movie. No word on the other two DLC characters, we can only expect it to be Kefla, Toppo, Kid Goku, or somebody entirely new.
2019 seems to be quite the treat for Dragon Ball fans. Just like Son Goku himself, Akira Toriyama’s world of martial arts and wish-granting dragons is getting stronger by the year.