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Go1 is training his Fused Zamasu in Dragon Ball FighterZ online matches with destructive results

CO|Go1's status as the best Dragon Ball FighterZ player might be in jeopardy. Given, the other players still have a number of tournaments to take over him before he officially loses that title, but he has recently been suffering a few losses at some major events.

Notably, FOX|SonicFox changed his team from Goku Black, Hit and Android 16 to Cell, Gotenks and Kid Buu. This allowed him to take Combo Breaker 2018 from Go1.

At the Summit of Power, HookGangGod took Go1 and SonicFox down. He ended up winning the entire event afterwards.

XusesGB has uploaded a video that depicts Go1 utilizing one of the newest additions in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Fused Zamasu. While this fighter and Super Saiyan Blue Vegito were tournament legal, the attending players only felt confident in Bardock at the time since they were too new.

Go1 appears to be practicing with a Bardock, Cell, and Fused Zamasu team. Destruction awaits those that run into him online.

Here's a pretty cool 0-to-death sequence he was able to set up with this team:


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Dragon Ball FighterZ for the Nintendo Switch launches in September for Japan at a cheaper price, includes new features and bonuses

Dragon Ball FighterZ is turning out to be one of the hottest fighting games this year, and now even more people will be able to play the game since it was announced to be coming to the Nintendo Switch at E3 last week.

The initial reveal trailer and wave of information for the Switch version of the game did not include much in the way of features or a release date though we now know more about both, at least for Japan.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is scheduled to launch on September 27, 2018 in Japan and will include new features and bonuses for those waiting to play on the Nintendo platform.

The Switch version of DBFZ includes a new easy input mode called "Extreme Type" which allows players to input specials using the L and R buttons. Pressing L + R + heavy attack will use a character's Meteor Smash while pressing L + R will fire off a special.

This input mode was designed specifically for the Switch so players can use individual Joy-Cons to battle it out if they so choose.

The Japanese release will also reportedly include a downloadable code for Dragon Ball Z: Super Butouden which originally released in 1993 for the Super Famicom.

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Too many Gokus? Cell too perfect? Jmcrofts lists his top five biggest problems with Dragon Ball FighterZ right now

Dragon Ball FighterZ has already seen immense success on both the casual and competitive fighting game fronts, and very well may be the most popular title in the genre right now.

Based on one of the most recognizable IP's in anime, FighterZ's spectacular visuals, satisfying combat and high flying action captivates players and onlookers alike.

All that said the three on three fighter is not without its faults. We've seen one major patch along with the inclusion of four additional DLC characters thus far, but there are still some issues that need to be ironed out, at least according to jmcrofts.

Crofts is a major fan of the game, but also has a few gripes that he hopes to see changed by Arc System Works in the near future. He's put together a video wherein he covers five of his biggest complaints with the current state of DBFZ.

Not all of these are competition based as single player modes and general quality of life issues pop up alongside nitpicks that deal directly with gameplay.

Give the video a watch and then let us know if you agree with jmcrofts' list or not. Feel free to comment with any fixes you'd like to see implemented in DBFZ as well.

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This Dragon Ball FighterZ themed parody of Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' is flawlessly funny

If you've listened to the radio for more than 30 seconds in the last six months there's about a 150% chance you've had your heart warmed by Ed Sheeran's "Perfect."

A player from Texas by the name of delephantz has been known to make FGC parodies of popular music, and has struck once again to mix Sheeran's hit with Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Under the moniker of "Shenron Sheeran" delephantz takes us through a verse and a chorus as he sings about the top tier nature of Perfect Cell in DBFZ.

The carefully chosen lyrics are sure to split sides of anyone who is even remotely familiar with the competitive side of FighterZ as we hear about how Cell fits on any team, has abilities few others on the roster are capable of and more.

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SonicFox attempts to take down HookGangGod, Summit of Power champion, in Dragon Ball FighterZ

The meta for Dragon Ball Fighterz is starting to look very interesting. For what seemed like the longest time, CO|GO1 just looked absolutely unstoppable.

Time and time again, he would defeat FOX|SonicFox at a number of tournaments. For a while, SonicFox was often regarded as the second best Dragon Ball FighterZ player in the world.

Before Combo Breaker 2018, SonicFox switched his team up from Goku Black, Hit and Android 16 to Cell, Gotenks and Kid Buu. Amazingly, SonicFox was able to finally defeat his demon and win the tournament.

But was it just a fluke, or was SonicFox now the best player in the world? The Summit of Power would surely test this... or so we all thought.

Inevitably, it was neither SonicFox nor GO1 that would take this event. Instead, it was NRG|HookGangGod, who was considered to be an underdog compared to GO1 and SonicFox, who was able to take down both players in an impressive fashion.

YogaFlame24 has uploaded a series of matches that pits HookGangGod up against SonicFox. Will SonicFox be able to take him down? Features "the greatest comeback ever in the history of DBFZ."


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Dragon Ball illustrator gives us a look at Super Smash Bros. characters joining Goku's world in new artwork

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was announced earlier this week as the biggest crossover game in history featuring every character from every Smash game ever, but there's still some worlds the series has yet to touch.

Dragon Garow Lee is the manga artist behind the spin-off Dragon Ball: That Time I Got Reincarnated as Yamcha and recently posted some new artwork depicting some of Nintendo's most iconic characters taking on a couple characters from Dragon Ball to celebrate the announcement of the new game.

Lee's first image features the Legend of Zelda's Link going full Trunks on Frieza seemingly slashing the galactic tyrant down the center like the fighter from the future knocking him up to 178 percent damage because it's a Smash Bros. match. A Frieza-themed Kirby is also in the background holding up Frieza's signature Death Ball attack from eating the villain.

Vegeta takes on another selfish character in Lee's second piece showing the Saiyan prince slamming Wario down to the ground in front of the Capsule Corp building.

There's certainly plenty of fan-art out there depicting Dragon Ball Z and Super Smash Bros. crossovers across the internet, but it is rare to see artists officially involved with works share their crossover illustrations with others.

Funimation has previously asked Nintendo when we will see Son Goku in Super Smash Bros, so it's not impossible he'll join the fight someday though still doubtful since he doesn't You can take a look at Lee's rad artwork below.

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Big E3 sales underway for titles like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition; Killer Instinct: Definitive is $10

E3 may be winding down its new game announcements, but the sales related to the year's biggest gaming event are still well underway; the fighting game sales are very strong this time around.

The US PlayStation store currently has their 'Best of E3 Sale' going for "big titles from years past" including the likes of many current and popular fighting games on PlayStation 4.

Dragon Ball FighterZ sees discounts on the digital storefront for the game's standard edition, FighterZ Edition including the season pass and Ultimate Edition with the season pass, anime music pack as well as the commentator DLC pack.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, its deluxe version and the game's character passes are also included in the sale as well as Injustice 2: Legendary Edition, Guilty Gear REV 2 and Tekken 7 among others.

Microsoft's fighter Killer Instinct is also up for grabs for a great price. Players that have yet to pick up the title can grab it plus all of its characters and content with the Definitive Edition for $9.99 USD.

The PlayStation Store sale is running through June 19th. You can check out the full list of games and prices below.

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Jump Force's Death Note characters won't be playable, says game's producer

Bandai Namco unveiled one of their latest fighting game projects during E3 this week. Jump Force is an arena-style fighting game that brings some of the world's most popular manga / anime characters together for 3v3 battles.

Among the playable roster we'll be seeing Dragon Ball Z's Goku and Frieza, Naruto from his self-titled series, and Monkey D. Luffy from One Piece. The official reveal trailer also teased two characters from Death Note, however, it appears as though they won't actually be playable fighters in Jump Force.

In a recent interview, Jump Force producer Koji Nakajima confirmed this information, GameSpot reports. According to Nakajima, these characters will only be a part of the game's story.

"This game is going to feature a story around this unique situation, and that's where Death Note comes into play," Nakajima said through a translator. "To kind of weave the story together. So, Death Note is not [going to have] a fighting game character."

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Alioune - Dragon Ball FighterZ is based on a rich system, Street Fighter 5 is not, here's what happens when that's the case

BornFree continues his Combo Breaker interview series today with one of the FGC's most perceptive and scientific players, RCade|Alioune.

The French fighting game mastermind has some pretty profound insights as he compares Dragon Ball FighterZ to Street Fighter 5, specifically through the avenue of player/character relationships.

His observation is essentially that Street Fighter 5's balance doesn't hinge as much on general mechanics as it does individual character strengths. This is because the game's defining mechanic, the V-System, widely varies from fighter to fighter, and the game's system does relatively little to tether its characters together under a common banner.

As a result individual character changes have a drastic effect on performances. Alioune argues that that SF5 players are forced to naturally rely more on specific character strengths than they do their own abilities as competitors.

He contrasts this with Dragon Ball FighterZ, citing CO|Go1's team evolution in particular. The Japanese player's continued success through his transition from using Adult Gohan to Bardock struck few as surprising since few attributed his success to the particular strengths of Gohan over Go1's skills as a player.

There's plenty more to the interview, including Al's inputs on the secret strengths of Fat Buu in DBFZ, the fallacy of tier lists, thoughts on what would make Street Fighter 6 good and more. If you're looking to see his comments on the specifics from above, jump to the 28:28 mark.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

During the Nintendo Direct live stream presentation today for E3, many new and existing titles were revealed to be en route to the Switch.

Of those the fighting game community will be especially excited to hear that the widely popular Dragon Ball FighterZ will be extending its reach out into Nintendo waters as it makes its way to their latest console.

At this point we do not have an official release date, though the quick sighting did come with the caption "2018," so we expect Switch users will be throwing Kamehamehas sooner rather than later.

FighterZ, which released back in January, has seen an immense amount of support in both the competitive and casual fighting scenes.

The game's popularity stands on the iconic foundational anime, but is further bolstered with incredible graphics, a strong roster and incredibly fun gameplay.

Though the moment was brief and enveloped within a slideshow of other titles, here is the reveal from the live stream. The full trailer has been added after the jump below.


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More Jump Force E3 2018 footage shows Goku's Kaioken attack, Naruto's transformation into the Nine-Tails and more

The biggest thing to come out of Microsoft's E3 2018 conference yesterday (for us fighting game fans) was easily Bandai Namco's new arena fighter, Jump Force. This title brings characters from the most popular Manga / Anime out there together for the ultimate battle.

As we saw in the reveal trailer, fighters such as Dragon Ball Z's Goku and Frieza, Naruto from his self-titled series, Monkey D. Luffy of One Piece, and more will be among the game's playable roster.

Since the announcement more gameplay has surfaced giving us a closer look at what Jump Force is all about. Today we have three videos: two of them direct-feed and one off-screen.

These showcases feature teams of three characters each. It appears as though there is one point character, with the other two acting as assists who can be switched to the point position.

Unlike other team-based fighting titles, it looks as though Jump Force has one health bar that all three characters share.

The videos below not only show more of the combat, but we are given the opportunity to see techniques such as Goku's Kaioken, Naruto's Bijuu Bomb (complete with Nine-Tails transformation), and much more.


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Has Go1 been dethroned? He started the year as the undisputed best Dragon Ball FighterZ player, we want to know what you think now

CO|Go1 has long been known as one of the best fighting game players and especially anime fighting game players in the world, so it felt almost like business as usual when he dominated the first four or five months of Dragon Ball FighterZ's tournament life.

Going into Combo Breaker 2018, Go1 had a tournament record in the game of 60 wins compared to only two losses, both of which came to is teammate CO|Dogura, and he won every tournament he entered.

Dogura came close to defeating Go1 at Stunfest, but it wasn't until Combo Breaker that the best would finally be bested and eliminated by FOX|SonicFox, who sent Go1 to loser's bracket in Winner's Finals and finished the job in Grand Finals in exciting fashion.

Questions then began to arise as to the Japanese anime God's crown as the best after the loss which has since grown after Summit of Power where Go1 lost to the eventual Summit champion NRG|HookGangGod and was then eliminated by SonicFox.

Obviously, even the greatest player can't win forever, but has his competition leveled up to his status? Or is it still too early to call? Go1 still did not drop a set in group play and both of his losses came down to 3-2 sets that didn't end in his favor.

Is Go1 still the best Dragon Ball FighterZ player in the world? Vote in our poll after the jump with your opinion, and let us know in the comments who the best player is right now if not Go1.

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Sony E3 2018 conference: What fighting game reveals might we see tonight?

It's that time of year again, folks. E3 2018 is officially underway.

Before the show floor doors open up to industry members and the public alike, gaming's biggest companies are running their conferences to showcase what content and titles are coming down the pike.

Yesterday, we saw Microsoft's presentation which brought with it another Bandai Namco fighting title, Jump Force. Sony is gearing up for their conference later tonight, which will undoubtedly bring with it a slew of exciting reveals and announcements.

There are a lot of fighting games currently on the market with more to come this year and next. From DLC to brand new characters or even games, there's potential for all kinds of great announcements tonight.

If you're a reader on this site, chances are you're awaiting any and all fighting game reveals from Sony's conference. But what might we be seeing if there are indeed fighting game reveals scheduled to take place?

Let's jump into what are some of the big reveals we could be seeing in just a matter of hours.

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Major upsets as Fenrich defeats SonicFox, then HookGangGod takes down Go1 AND SonicFox - Dragon Ball FighterZ Summit of Power finals highlights

As goofy as things can, and do, get at Summit of Power, the Dragon Ball FighterZ action got very serious and absolutely delivered as the strongest players in the world gave it their all against one another.

The top eight bracket consisted of CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, GGP|Kazunoko, Reynald, ApologyMan, Ponos|Moke, CO|Fenrich and NRG|HookGangGod.

We've nabbed a handful of our favorite moments from the finals of the event so you can relive the hype with us. We kick off with one of the Summit's biggest upsets.

It's rare to see a Vegeta solo comeback, but it's even more rare when said comeback has to be done on Go1.

Despite being up 2-0 against the Japanese powerhouse, HookGangGod lost almost all momentum as his opponent brought things back in a commanding fashion. Down to his final character, he pulls off the impossible.

Here are the final moments of their set as we award a third player with the title of "Go1 slayer."


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Summit of Power results ft. Go1, SonicFox, Dogura, ChrisG, HookGangGod

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

After a long wait, the Summit of Power will finally be taking place.

The event will feature extended group play for the players to decide what the final bracket will look like, as well as a 3v3 event where players will team up and battle it out.

Of course, it's not a Summit event without fun side-games, and you will be able to enjoy Mafia, Jenga and a Mystery Game Tournament we don't know yet what to expect from.

Through invitations, various qualifiers as well as a voting-based system, many players have done their best to get a spot, and it's been a long road, but we're down to the 16 chosen competitors.

The 16 players you will see living together and fighting together are CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, TSM|Leffen, UYU|Cloud805, PG|Nakkiel, Ponos|Moke, FOX|Dekillsage, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Fenrich, CLN|Yohosie, LordKnight, Reynald and ApologyMan.

Streaming is being done at Beyond the Summit.

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The Fight 2018 results ft. MenaRD, Brolynho, Jiewa, Caba, DoomSnake

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, The Fight 2018 is taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so with points on the line a lot of Latin America's fighters are showing up.

Besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this event will also feature tournament play for King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. 4, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pokkén Tournament DX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2.

Players attending are plentiful, and just a few names you'll be seeing this weekend are Rise|MenaRD, F3|Brolynho, iG|Jiewa, Rise|Caba, SB|DoomSnake, Flash, Furia|HKDash, Kusanagi, Umbrella|Dark, Fuego|ElTigre and AAG|BabyBrasil.

There are around 70 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so there will undoubtedly be a lot of matches on stream for your viewing pleasure during the event.

Streaming is being done at Colombian FGC.

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Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece converge for Bandai Namco's upcoming 'Jump Force' battle arena fighter

Big news from the Microsoft Xbox E3 conference today as we got our first look at Bandai Namco's upcoming battle arena fighter: Jump Force.

Jump Force imagines a mash up between three of anime's most recognizable titles as the heroes and villains from Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece come together to brawl in the same universe.

The teaser showcases Goku, Luffy and Naruto as they confront Frieza in the middle of a busy city area, showcasing some incredible visuals and graphical content.

Jump Force appears to be more of an arena fighting game (think J-Stars Victory Vs) than a traditional fighter, but still looks to garner attention of players from both realms.

Sound off with your reactions and predictions in the comments after you check things out.

Here are a collection of stills from the teaser to get you started. You can view the full video after the jump below.

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