Dragon Ball FighterZ announcement set for EVO 2019? Producer Tomoko Hiroki says she'll be on stage after the finals and wants you to tune in

'Tune in so that you don't miss anything about DBFZ'

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • August 2, 2019 at 8:49 a.m. PDT

All eyes are on EVO 2019 as the giant fighting game community event begins today in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans can expect to see the best players in the world compete across numerous games, as well as potential announcements from various fighting game companies throughout the course of the weekend.

Bandai Namco will have several titles featured on the EVO line up, including Dragon Ball FighterZ, and it appears that viewers will want to pay attention to the stream after the game's Saturday finals conclude. The game's producer, Tomoko Hiroki, sent out a message on Twitter this morning saying she'll be on stage after the DBFZ tournament is over.

"Please be sure to check out our DBFZ World Tour EVO Stream on Saturday!" said Hiroki through Bandai Namco eSports' official Twitter account. "I will be on stage after the Finals, so please tune in so that you don’t miss anything about DBFZ!"

It's not uncommon when a game's developer appears on stage after a major tournament's finals that they have something to announce. Given that this is the largest fighting game event of the year, there's a good chance Hiroki has something new to relay to the fans.

At this point in time, Dragon Ball FighterZ is in the middle of its second season of DLC characters. So far, Videl, Jiren, and Kid Goku have been added to the game out of the six fighters slated to join the cast.

The three remaining warriors include Janemba, who is next in line based on the initial order Bandai Namco showed during the season 2 announcement, as well as Dragon Ball Super Broly and Gogeta. We've heard very little about Janemba and even less about the latter two.

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Kid Goku saw his launch back in May, meaning the game hasn't seen a new character for about four months now. It is very possible that Bandai Namco could be using the EVO main stage to officially unveil the next DLC combatant.

Outside of content, the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour continues to chug along as the game's year-long competitive tournament circuit. Being that EVO will act as another stop on the 2019/2020 World Tour, it's also possible that an announcement related to it could be inbound.

The Dragon Ball FighterZ EVO 2019 finals will be taking place on Saturday, August 3rd, at 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT. If you don't want to miss what Hiroki has to say about the game, be sure to tune in.

You can find more information about Dragon Ball FighterZ and the other main titles at EVO by checking out our EVO 2019 preview here.

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