A new Dragon Ball Z game was revealed during today’s Microsoft press conference at E3. Bandai has enlisted Arc System Works to create their next Toriyama Land brawler, Dragon Ball Z FighterZ. It’s a 2D fighting game that uses 3D models and three-on-three character matches. Arc did an impressive job recreating all the flashy energy effects of a DBZ episode in polygonal space.
“The Dragon Ball franchise is tailor suited for the fighting game genre, and Dragon Ball FighterZ will be the next exciting addition to a long history of great fighting games,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “Arc System Works brings a pedigree and record of quality that fighting game fans can trust; with awesome visuals players might mistake as actual 2D animation from the famed Dragon Ball series.”
Dragon Ball Z FighterZ starts leaping onto Playstation 4, XBox One and PC in early 2018. If you’d like to start fighting sooner, there will be a closed beta for FighterZ later this summer. Bandai will be sharing the details and exact date of that beta test soon.