“Dragon Ball FighterZ” Announced for Nintendo Switch at E3 2018
Published by 12 June 2018, 12:59 PM EDT

Dragon Ball FighterZ — the franchise’s latest fighting game from Bandai Namco and Arc System Works — will be released on the Nintendo Switch in 2018, as revealed during today’s Nintendo Direct E3 live stream.

The Switch version is available for pre-order on Amazon, where it is listed at a full $59.99 MSRP.

  • NINTENDO SWITCH FEATURES: Simplified controls for single Joy-Con play.
  • SPECTACULAR FIGHTS: Experience aerial combos, destructible stages, famous scenes from the DRAGON BALL anime reproduced in 60 FPS
  • 3VS3 TAG/SUPPORT: Allows players to train and master more than one fighter/style which brings deeper gameplay.
  • HIGH-END ANIME GRAPHICS: Using the power of the Unreal engine and the talented team at Arc System Works, DRAGON BALL FighterZ is a visual tour-de-force.

The 3-on-3, “2.5D” fighting game is developed by Arc System Works and is currently available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam); on these systems, 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” is a new character central to the game’s story mode. Broli, Bardock, Vegetto, and Merged Zamasu are the four of eight promised paid downloadable characters released thus far.

Dragon Ball FighterZ was originally 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.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, a multi-franchise crossover fighting game also developed by Arc System Works, was released on the Switch alongside its PlayStation 4 and PC versions earlier this year.

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