“Dragon Ball FighterZ” Launch Trailer + #21 Transformation Reveal
Published by 24 January 2018, 2:53 PM EST

In conjunction with last week’s March 2018 issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine in Japan, Bandai Namco unveiled a transformation for Artificial Human #21, a new character coming to the video game Dragon Ball FighterZ. The splash questions whether she is friend or foe, notes how she transforms into a “Majin”-like state (and how Boo calls her “friend”), and includes dialog stating, “… with this many people, I can have a sweets party.”

Following up on previous individual character spotlights for playable characters in the game, Bandai Namco also released a video highlighting #21:

Bandai Namco also released a special trailer ahead of the game’s release, which kicks off in America and Europe this Friday:

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. 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 (with teammates), Nappa (with Saibaimen), Gotenks, Son Gohan (Boo arc design), Boo (Pure), Hit, Beerus, and Goku Black (with Zamasu), 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. The Akira Toriyama-designed “#21” has also been revealed as a new character central to the game’s story mode. 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.

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