As revealed in today’s February 2018 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine and in conjunction with Jump Festa this weekend, Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black from Dragon Ball Super have been announced as playable characters in the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ video game.
Universe 7’s God of Destruction Beerus originally debuted in the 2013 theatrical film Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (and its retelling in the Dragon Ball Super series). The assassin Hit debuted in the Universe 6 vs. Universe 7 tournament in the Dragon Ball Super series. Goku Black (née Zamasu) debuted in the “Future Trunks arc” of the Dragon Ball Super series.
The 3-on-3, “2.5D” fighting game is under development by Arc System Works for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). The game is advertised as running at a 1080p resolution and 60fps frame rate, with higher resolutions available on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles. Other currently-announced playable characters include Son Goku, Son Gohan (Cell arc design), Vegeta, Freeza, Cell, Boo (Good), Trunks, Piccolo, Kuririn, #16, #18 (with #17), Yamcha, Tenshinhan (with Chiaotzu), Ginyu, Nappa, Gotenks, Son Gohan (Boo arc design), Boo (Pure), as well as “Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan” (SSGSS, or “Super Saiyan Blue”) versions of Goku and Vegeta that can be accessed early via pre-orders. Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released 26 January 2018 in North America and Europe, and 01 February 2018 in Japan.
Arc previously worked on Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS, as well as the Super Sonic Warriors games (Bukū Tōgeki and Bukū Ressen) on the Nintendo Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS. The developer is otherwise known for their Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series of fighting games.