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No throws in Dragon Ball FighterZ? Developers implementing a whole other mechanic for countering block-heavy strategies

Roll Safe Cell may be getting a little ahead of himself with the whole "no need to block" concept, but one of the most common mechanics in fighting games will be absent from Dragon Ball FighterZ.

In an interview with IGN at E3, DBF Producer, Tomoko Hiroki, explained that players will not be playing the traditional strike, block, throw mind games, per se.

"In lieu of a throwing mechanic, there's the special Dragon Rush where you chase your opponent and launch them into the air. That's in case the opponent is really heavy on the blocking, you'd normally throw someone, but we have a system called Dragon Rush instead," she explains.

Guilty Gear Xrd players may recognize this as similar to the Dust mechanic that propels an opponent into the air to set them up for an air combo.

It may not be a one to one comparison, as we're not sure if Dragon Rush is an overhead like Dust, or if it requires some special input to counter, but we do know that it's an answer to overly-turtley approaches.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ perfectly depicts Vegeta's stance and overconfident nature from the anime and manga

IKevinX has already brought us impressive videos showcasing the anime and manga references found in Dragon Ball FighterZ. So far, references for Gohan, Goku, and Frieza have been shown to us.

This time, we're getting a peek at the references spotted for Vegeta. It definitely feels like ArcSys has accurately captured Vegeta's personality.

It's worth noting that this particular character tends to favor knee attacks, elbow smashes, and kicking in the anime and manga. We definitely see this occur a lot in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Perhaps the most recognizable things about the prince is his Saiyan nature. This makes him cocky and very prideful.

Vegeta fans will likely be very pleased with how the character is turning out so far. More and more we're seeing that ArcSys is on top of the referencing the right things for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Raph04's realistic depictions of Dragon Ball Z characters are stunning, so is his Steampunk Rocket Raccoon

The Dragon Ball series now has a traditional fighting game on the way, so we thought it would be fun to share some amazing fan art featuring characters from the franchise.

Raph04art is an artist from the Philippines who puts together detailed pieces depicting giant creatures, lush scenery, and characters from pop culture. Today, we have some realistic version of fighters from Dragon Ball Z.

Included here are characters such as Cell, Broly, Trunks, and Vegeta, the latter of which happen to be playable characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. As a small added bonus, we also get to see the artist's rendition of a Steampunk Rocket Raccoon of Marvel Comics fame.

You can check out the art pieces below, but be sure to visit Raph04's Deviantart page for much more amazing work.

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Gohan's level 5 super is his final Kamehameha wave against Cell - more Dragon Ball FighterZ anime and manga references

IKevinX is back with another video spotting the Dragon Ball series manga and anime references in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Last time, we took a look at the parallels for Goku and Frieza. This time, however, we have a video showing all of the similarities for Gohan.

It seems that most of the references for Gohan are pulled from his fight with Cell and Cell Jr. There are a few attacks he used against Frieza, but most are against Cell since that was pretty much the most memorable moment for Gohan.

Keep in mind that these references are only targeting kid Gohan from the anime and manga. We don't yet know if there will be a separate character dedicated to the adult version of Gohan, but it wouldn't really make sense to have Gohan behaving in such a way that one might expect from his older self.

So far, it really does look like Arc System Works went out of their way to include the most detailed of references, incorporating things such as a character's stance and fighting style. It'll be interesting to see what other ties to the anime and manga we'll see for the other characters.

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Our readers submitted over 9,000 votes in the DBFZ character poll; Krillin, surprisingly, made top 5 on the list

Update: It's an overused meme, but yes I had to make a reference to it one more time. Over 9,000 votes were submitted for this Dragon Ball FighterZ poll.

Hit the jump to check out the results.

Earlier: The roster of characters tends to be a very important subject for fighting games. Dragon Ball FighterZ is likely no exception as fans will be clamoring for their favorites to be included.

Recently we had an article detailing each of our top five characters that we'd want to see for Dragon Ball FighterZ. This time, it's your turn.

We've created a (massive) poll containing many of the characters that have appeared over the years. Here you'll be able to vote for the characters you'd most want to see for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

As of right now, the announced characters are Goku, kid Gohan, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, fat Majin Buu, and the recently announced Future Trunks. These characters are not included in the poll

In this poll, you'll be able to vote up to ten times. There are a whopping number of options to choose from.

We'll see in the end which characters were the most popular. Hit the jump below to check out the poll.

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What would be the best way to handle fusions in Dragon Ball FighterZ?

The Dragon Ball series is riddled with characters. From the super-powered Saiyan warriors to perverted hermits, the cast of characters found throughout the franchise ranges from wacky to completely badass.

Towards the end of the Dragon Ball Z run, fans were introduced to fusions -- the joining of two characters to create a more powerful fighter. These amalgamations saw their own popularity, with fusions such as Gotenks (Goten and Kid Trunks) and Vegito (Goku and Vegeta) making their appearance as a last stand to defeat their evil opposition.

Arc System Works is currently at the helm of Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 3v3 fighter that will pit fan-favorite characters from the franchise against each other in a 2.5D setting. Since ArcSys typically keeps their rosters concise, one can't help but wonder: Will we see fusions in Dragon Ball FighterZ? And if so, how will they work?

Before we get into that, let's talk about how fusion works in the world of Dragon Ball. There are two ways to fuse: by successfully performing the fusion dance or by using the Potara (Supreme Kai earrings).

With the fusion dance, both participants must perform the moves correctly to transform successfully. You can see the results of Gotenks' failures and the successful fusion in the banner above.

The Potara, on the other hand, require the users to wear one of the earrings each on opposite ears. For the Supreme Kais, the transformation is permanent, however, anyone else who uses the earrings will only stay fused for an hour before reverting back to their original forms.

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So, how could this idea transfer over to ArcSys' 3v3 fighter? Let's consider the possibilities.

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New in-game screenshot of Future Trunks in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Early this morning, the official Dragon Ball Game Twitter account shared a new screenshot of the upcoming 2.5D fighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ. The image featured our first real look at Future Trunks, the latest character to be revealed as playable.

The character was first unveiled last week in the latest issue of the Japanese magazine Weekly Jump. The page scan showed a small image featuring the Super Saiyan version of Future Trunks in the midst of what appears to be a super move.

Today's screenshot gives us a much better look at the character in action. We can see that Trunks will indeed be using his trademark sword in some capacity in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

With this addition to the roster, it makes me wonder if we'll be seeing kid Trunks enter the fray as well. As it currently stands, all of the main Saiyan warriors from the Dragon Ball Z series are represented here, except for Goku's son Goten.

Considering Arc System Works tends to have smaller rosters in their games -- and the fact that they are developing Dragon Ball FighterZ -- it will be interesting to see what selections they make for the playable cast. As of right now, the current roster consists of Goku, Gohan (teen), Vegeta, Future Trunks, Cell, Majin Buu, and Frieza.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is set for release in early 2018 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Pre-orders are all ready available.

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Here's every Super and special move for the first six characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ

We've seen quite a bit of Kamehameha beams, instant transmissions and Death Saucers from the E3 footage of Dragon Ball FighterZ, but it's easy to miss some of these moves amidst the fast paced and chaotic nature of Dragon Ball fight sequences.

Luckily, Vesper Arcade has taken the time to record footage of each of the six characters on the game's current roster performing their unique techniques.

Vesper even goes the extra mile to caption each sequence with the move name and input, so you can get an idea of how performing each move will feel.

Vesper leaves some notes for clarification, "The only thing missing I think was Gohan's super moves. All characters had at least one level 3 ultimate attack and every special move that had a heavy version costed 1 meter to perform."

It's also important to note that the "DR" and "SD" annotations refer to the "Dragon Rush" and "Super Dash" buttons.

Here's some footage of Vegeta's Big Bang and Final Flash attacks:

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'Dragon Ball FighterZ may be the most true to the source Dragon Ball game yet' - IGN's 7 things you need to know about DBF

The fighting game community cannot get enough when it comes to Arc System Works and Bandai Namco's upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ.

We've been viewing and reviewing all the available footage and developer interviews as we scrap to learn all we can about DBF.

IGN got some hands on time with FighterZ at E3, and therefore has some special insight into the 3v3 fight fest.

Mitchell Saltzmen has come out with a "7 Things You Need To Know" video, which very well may cover some aspects of the game you haven't heard or thought on yet.

Saltzmen covers such facets as the X-Factor-like Sparking Blast mechanic, the way each of the revealed characters play, and destructible arenas.

We were especially excited to hear that, at least as far as Saltzmen is concerned, FighterZ may very well be the most true to the source Dragon Ball game yet.

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'If we get enough demand from fans, we could make a Switch version [of Dragon Ball FighterZ]' - Tomoko Hiroki, producer of DBFZ

As we already know, Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release sometime in 2018 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, with a beta coming sometime in Summer 2017. There has been no announcement of a release on the Nintendo Switch.

The French website, Gameblog, recently conducted an interview with Tomoko Hiroki, the producer of Dragon Ball FighterZ. An interesting question that came up was if the game could potentiall come to the Nintendo Switch.

There was apparently a perception that the Nintendo Switch version of Xenoverse 2 had to have some features cut due to power limitations. However, Tomoko Hiroki cleared up this perception by stating that it actually wasn't an issue.

"We did not run into any true difficulties for the Switch version of Xenoverse 2," said Tomoko. This seems to suggest that the Nintendo Switch would be able to handle Dragon Ball FighterZ.

"I’d say that if we get enough demand from fans, we could make a Switch version [of Dragon Ball FighterZ] as well. Although, it may not release at the same time as the other versions, we might consider it."

Fans have already heard the call. There is currently a petition going on that requests a release to the Nintendo Switch.

This petition already has 11,815 of its 15,000 signature goal. Check out the petition if you are interested in supporting the effort.

Source: Gameblog, translations by Siliconera.

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'It could destroy the image of Dragon Ball if a weak character could destroy Goku' - DBF Producer Tomoko Hiroki talks balance, assists and more

The Dragon Ball series is known for upsetting expectations when it comes to character power and potential, but there are some characters in the universe that just don't come close to stacking up against others.

At this point in time there are seven characters (Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Trunks, Cell, Majin Buu and Frieza) announced for Dragon Ball FighterZ, and while all seven do indeed fit into the "believable fight" category, if staple characters like Yamcha, Kirllin or Hercule make it into the game, their very presence may pose an issue.

"It could destroy the image of Dragon Ball if, for example, a weak character could destroy Goku," Producer Tomoko Hiroki told Siliconera when asked if character power levels were being taken into account.

"We’re trying to balance that out with the 3v3 aspect. There may be characters that are better at assisting or supporting than fighting," she explained. "Thanks to the 3v3 feature we can balance that out with the Dragon Ball universe."

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Dragon Ball FighterZ is already available for pre-order

Bandai Namco and Arc System Works' upcoming 2.5D fighter, Dragon Ball FighterZ is already available for pre-order on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The official official Bandai Namco website recently updated to include a section where you can drop your Zeni down to reserve a copy.

As of right now, the game has no official release date. The listing shows a December 31st, 2018 release, however, this is simply a placeholder as the game is actually expected early next year.

In order to pre-order, you'll have to create a Bandai Namco account, but don't worry, it's free to do so. Next, pick your platform, proceed to check out, and pay the $59.99 USD price tag to secure your purchase.

Dragon Ball FighterZ pits two players against each other using teams of three characters each. The fast-paced, high-flying action consists of classic characters from the franchise utilizing assists, explosive super combos, wall bounces, and more to earn the victory.

Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Majin Buu, Frieza, and Cell have all been announced as playable characters. Just yesterday, we saw Future Trunks revealed via the latest issue of Weekly Jump.

Earlier this week, the EventHubs staff shared which characters we want to see playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ. It will be a while before we see if our picks made it in, but in the meantime, you can check out the Dragon Ball FighterZ move listings for the initial six characters here on our site.

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'One of our big goals is to have Dragon Ball fans realize how fun a genuine fighting game can be' - DBF producer talks 2D fighting, ArcSys and more

Back at E3, Game Informer was able to sit down with Dragon Ball FighterZ producer, Tomoko Hiroki, to get the skinny on the highly anticipated fighter.

We've seen plenty of Dragon Ball-based fighting games in the past, but never in a format that truly lends itself to the competitive fighting game scene of today.

Dragon Ball FighterZ' two dimensional fighting plane is a massive game changer in this avenue, as the FGC has boomed with anticipation overnight at the prospect of a truly competitive fighting game based in one the most iconic anime worlds of all time: Dragon Ball.

"We’re trying to aim for the core fighting game fans as well as the casual fans, and for eSports these types of 2D fighting games are very hype right now," explained Hiroki.

And so we thought that this kind of huge movement in terms of eSports, and combining that with a franchise that’s loved throughout the world like Dragon Ball would be a perfect match."

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L.I. Joe gives his Dragon Ball FighterZ impressions, teaches Gootecks how to play, and then faces off with Maximillian

We've been getting some rather positive impressions of Dragon Ball FighterZ from those that have had the opportunity to play it so far. Among those who have given the game praise is L.I. Joe.

Despite claiming he doesn't really know the Dragon Ball series, he is still impressed with the. He notes that it has Marvel vs. Capcom mechanics and Guilty Gear mechanics mixed together.

Afterwards, L.I. Joe, in another video, shows Gootecks how to play Dragon Ball FighterZ. As a result, we have a pretty good opportunity to learn about the game for ourselves.

L.I. Joe is able to demonstrate that the game is relatively easy to jump into for newcomers. Despite this, it still has the type of depth that hardcore players seek.

In the final video, we are treated to a friendly set between L.I. Joe and Maximilian. They both seem to have a pretty good idea of what they are doing already.

Here's a pretty basic, but cool, combo:

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Future Trunks joins Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable character

Future Trunks has been confirmed to be a playable character in Dragon Ball FighterZ. This was shown in the latest issue of the Weekly Jump reveals.

This makes the roster of known characters to be seven. Trunks joins Goku, Vegeta, kid Gohan, Perfect Cell, Frieza, and fat Majin Buu as a playable character.

We are only treated to one screenshot of Future Trunks in the magazine so not much is known about his inclusion other than he is in fact playable. Since he is in his Super Saiyan state, we're not sure if he has purple hair or the newly retconned blue hair from Dragon Ball Super.

It looks as though Trunks is in the middle of a super animation so we have no idea how he will fight. We'd be pretty shocked if he didn't utilize his sword in some way, however.

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The attack Future Trunks appears to be using in this screenshot might be his "Heat Dome Attack." He performed this move upon Future Imperfect Cell as the killing blow in the anime.

The Heat Dome attack is said to be Future Trunks's most powerful attack while in his Super Saiyan state.

Source: Weekly Jump via Gematsu.

Special thanks to Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor for his contributions to this story.

'So much attention to detail and love is built into Dragon Ball FighterZ' - Sajam on his love for DBF, early Marvel Infinite impressions and much more

Not so long ago, Stephen "Sajam" Lyon was just another young face at Super Arcade. One opportunity to offer his clever and informative commentary via that trademark, buttery voice later, and we have one of the most recognizable faces (and voices) in the fighting game community.

BornFree and Sajam were finally able to sit down for an interview at E3 last week, which allowed for the young commentator to divulge on a range of topics.

From commentary advice, "Find videos of top 8's, mute the audio, talk over it," to his thoughts on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, "Gameplay is crazy and awesome, it just doesn't look that good," Sajam has plenty of interesting input on all things fighting games.

He also comments on Capcom's current situation as they endure player backlash, stating, "I feel bad for the guys we know at Capcom US, especially Combofiend, because they are not making the decision you hate."

There's just about something for everyone in their talk, which you'll find after the jump below.

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Which five Dragon Ball characters do you hope to see most in Dragon Ball FighterZ?

You knew this post was coming eventually.

The FGC is still in a bit of elated shock to know that there's a Dragon Ball fighting game on the horizon, and though we're thrilled to see the six characters already on the roster, we can't help but start speculating as to who else is going to make it.

I've gone around the horn and asked both Dreamking and AdaptiveTrigger their top five picks for the DBF roster outside of Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Cell, Fat Buu and Gohan.

I also listed my five favorites, and why I chose them. Give out lists a look over and then let us know your Dragon Ball dream team.

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'We didn't really piece together how limited it was... the quality of the game just isn't there' - Alex Valle talks current state of Street Fighter 5

BornFree is back with yet another interesting interview from a member of the FGC. This time he's with Mr. Street Fighter himself -- Alex Valle.

Alex Valle goes over a number of interesting topics with BornFree. They start off talking about history with Alex Valle's first encounter with Daigo back in 1998.

After that, the discussion then turns to Street Fighter 5 and the state of the community. As we all know by this point, there are certainly a lot of frustrations surrounding this game right now.

When asked about what Ryu needs to be viable in Season 2, Alex went into detail as to why Ryu was strong in Season 1 and why removing all of it hurt him in Season 2. He then gives his thoughts on Ed and Kolin.

We even get to hear Alex Valle's opinions on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Dragon Ball FighterZ. Alex Valle then gives his impressions on ARMS too.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ anime and manga references found for Goku and Frieza so far

The Dragon Ball series is certainly among one of the most recognizable among the anime and manga culture. This includes Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Super, and the now non-canon Dragon Ball GT.

It is a series that is obviously far from dead as the Dragon Ball Super series is one that only started somewhat recently and is still ongoing today. We can be sure that there are plenty of fans for them to continue working on it.

With the recently announced Dragon Ball FighterZ, we wouldn't be too surprised to find references to the show and manga. In fact, fan have already spotted a plethora of references in, what is likely, a small portion of what the completed product will look like.

A user that goes by the name of IKevinX has uploaded a compilation of references in the show, movies, and manga that involve Goku and Frieza. It's likely we'll see references pointed out for the other four announced characters, Vegeta, Gohan, Cell, and (fat) Majin Buu.

Once you see the videos, you'll realize just how much attention to detail that ArcSys is putting into character animations, stances, attacks, visuals, interactions, etc. It really does look like they went out of their way to reference as many sources of material as possible.

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More direct-feed Dragon Ball FighterZ footage from E3, gives a closer look at the game's mechanics and Vegeta's level 3 super

Over the course of the last week, we've been seeing a ton of Dragon Ball FighterZ footage from the E3 show floor. Though we've gathered useful information from player impressions and reports, most of what we've seen has been off-screen camera work, and understandably so.

To capture the full glory that is DBFZ, you'll need to watch direct-feed gameplay. Fortunately, GameSpot uploaded two videos that feature exactly that.

This showcase includes all six of the currently revealed cast of characters. We are treated to solid play from both sides, giving us more of an idea on how assists work. Additionally, be on the lookout for Vegeta's epic level three super in the second video.

Below is just a quick GIF to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the footage.

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'Dragon Ball fans and non-fans alike are going to play it' - Clockw0rk on Dragon Ball FighterZ

Daniel "BT|Clockw0rk" Maniago is a player that may be familiar to fans of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Early on, he was a pretty dominant player most notably with his Strider and Doctor Doom combination.

Eventually, he somewhat disappeared from the scene to pursue other things for a little while. Fans that have been keeping up with UMvC3 probably noticed his resurgence upon the scene.

Even still, he was always known in the community for his passion for the Marvel vs. Capcom series, and its gameplay style. He recently had an interview with Gootecks from Cross Counter TV concerning his thoughts on the newly announced Dragon Ball FighterZ game.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is certainly a game that professional UMvC3 players will feel comfortable with since it features a lot of similar systems. Despite claiming not knowing a whole lot about the Dragon Ball universe, Clockw0rk has expressed interest in playing the game.

"I want to distribute many head bustings," Clockw0rk said. "I am not a Dragon Ball fan and I want to play it."

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'We have a demo and we have a real build; the difference is night and day' - Filipino Champ on MvCI

BornFree is back with another player interview. This time he is interviewing Ryan "SPLYCE|Filipino Champ" Ramirez.

There are quite a number of interesting topics that need to be covered with a player like Filipino Champ. After all, he is considered to be one of the best players of UMvC3.

This is a great opportunity to get his opinions on not only Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but Dragon Ball FighterZ. Both games can be considered to be successors to UMvC3, whether actually or spiritually.

Of course, there is also a brief conversation about the SFV experience within the video as well. It is mentioned that players feel like they are coming out a little burnt from this.

If you've been following Twitter, then you may know about how many professional players have been praising MvCI. As a result, a lot of players have been accused of being paid off by Capcom to say such things.

Filipino Champ gets an opportunity to comment on these accusations. He notes that the build playable at E3 is better than the demo build released to the public, specifically saying that the difference is night and day.

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'Dragon Ball FighterZ feels like Guilty Gear Xrd combined with Marvel vs. Capcom 2' - Maximilian looks at game play and mechanics for DBF

The more we watch the emerging footage of Dragon Ball FighterZ, the more hype we are for the upcoming team fighter.

Maximilian Dood logged about three hours of play time before retreating to make a video in which he shares his impressions of the game's mechanics and flow.

While often comparing it to Guilty Gear (which makes a lot of sense given it's being made by Arc System Works) Max defines it as "a more accessible fighter than GG," which is decently difficult at an entry level.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is "designed to be easy to play", and although the demo only offers six characters right now, each of them follow a similar pattern in that they all can do a basic combo sequence that leads into a wall bounce, then into an air follow up.

This isn't to say all fighters are carbon copies of each other, but rather that the game's entry level sequences form a basic thread that runs through at least the current characters. The mechanics are where things start to get interesting.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ producer says eSports influenced the decision to make the game 2.5D, current six characters have 'orthodox' playstyles

Bandai Namco and Arc System Works' upcoming title, Dragon Ball FighterZ, made a large splash at E3 this week. Longtime fans of the franchise and those who have never watched a single episode alike have been spending time at the booth in order to duke it out in the 3v3 team-based fighter.

The game's producer Tomomi Hiroki sat down with Twitch at the expo to give viewers the scoop on the upcoming DBZ brawler. One question on the minds of many is: why did the developers choose to make this game 2.5D, as opposed to the 3D battle landscape we've seen from most Dragon Ball fighting titles?

According to Hiroki, the decision boils down to two things. Firstly, a lot of fans feel that the origin for Dragon Ball fighting games lies in the 2D space. Returning the Z warriors to a 2D setting was, in a sense, a way to go back to the franchise's roots.

The second major reason is one that is very relevant in this day and age -- eSports. The development team aims to make a title that is easy to watch and get into, and combining 2D fighting with Dragon Ball is the way they are looking to achieve this.

"I think it's really easy for people to consume, be an audience for, and spectate," Hiroki said through a translator. "We took really good elements in the eSports space -- 2D fighting games obviously are a huge element of eSports -- and Dragon Ball, which is of course a really great platform I think for which 2D fighting game tournaments can be held on.

"So we tried to merge these two elements that were really a match made for each other."

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'We made this game to make you actually feel like Goku battling in the DBZ universe' - Dragon Ball FighterZ producer on game experience and style

Bandai Namco got to sit down at E3 with Dragon Ball FighterZ producer, Tomoko Hiroki, to get an inside look at the design, intentions and motivations for the game the FGC is currently losing its collective mind over.

Though this isn't technically the first Dragon Ball fighting game, previous iterations like the Budokai series deviated too far from the traditional fighting game genre for the community to really accept them on the competitive level. Developers of DBF are looking to change that.

During her interview, Hiroki talks about how her team wants to make this new Dragon Ball experience one that appeals to not only fans of the legendary anime series, but also takes care to appeal to the FGC.

Hiroki details a bit of Goku's play style, explaining that many of his attacks are easy to use in various situations. She then contrasts Goku with Gohan, (who fights in his Cell-saga iteration for this game) who has less range but stronger attacks.

Hiroki also talks about why the team decided to make the game in a 3v3 format, touches on unique game mechanics and plenty more.

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