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Bandai Namco & Producer Tomoko Hiroki Outline Roadmap for Upcoming “Dragon Ball FighterZ” Patches
Published by 22 February 2018, 10:15 AM EST

In response to consistent issues with certain aspects of the online gameplay in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Bandai Namco and the game’s producer, Tomoko Hiroki, have outlined a roadmap for patches coming to the game throughout February and March:

Hello, all! I’m Tomoko Hiroki, the producer of DRAGON BALL FighterZ. First of all, I would like to thank all of you for your continuous support before and after the launch of the game. We’ve heard all your feedbacks since the release, and we’re fully aware of the online issues that you’re having such as the matching in “Ring Match” or being disconnected from the lobby. We’re aware of the situation, and keep to resolve them with all our might. In order to resolve these issues, we’re planning to release a patch on late February. However, please bear in mind that this first patch might not fix everything at once. Therefore, we’re also planning to release another patch on mid and late March to gradually reduce the issue. Rest assured that we will not stop until the fix has been completed. Meanwhile, DRAGON BALL FighterZ still has a lot more to offer so we hope you will look forward to future announcements. We thank you again for your huge support on DRAGON BALL FighterZ!

The 3-on-3, “2.5D” fighting game is developed by Arc System Works for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). The game runs at a 1080p resolution and 60fps frame rate, with higher resolutions available on the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles, as well as the PC. 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 or unlocked through gameplay. The Akira Toriyama-designed “#21” has also been revealed as a new character central to the game’s story mode.

Dragon Ball FighterZ was released 26 January 2018 in North America and Europe, and 01 February 2018 in Japan.

Alongside its Japanese release, Bandai Namco announced that they had shipped two million copies of the game, making it the fastest-shipping game in the franchise’s history.

Arc previously worked on Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden for the Nintendo 3DS (which Hiroki also served as producer on), 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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