Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds Three Characters From Dragon Ball Super
Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black all join the roster.
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The Dragon Ball FighterZ roster continues to grow. Ahead of its release next month, Bandai Namco revealed three more characters from the Dragon Ball fighting game, all of whom notably hail from the newest Dragon Ball series, Dragon Ball Super.
In the latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump (via Gematsu), we learned that Beerus, Goku Black, and Hit will all be playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Beerus is a welcome addition; Universe 7's God of Destruction plays a major role in Dragon Ball Super, and he was one of the characters we were hoping to see in FighterZ. According to V-Jump, he can create Spheres of Destruction, which explode when they come in contact with an opponent, and his Meteor special attack is God of Destruction's Judgment.
Hit and Goku Black are likewise interesting choices for fighters, particularly Hit. His signature technique in the series is the Time Skip, which allows him to jump ahead in time a fraction of a second to get the jump on an opponent. In Dragon Ball FighterZ, his moveset emphasizes striking, and his Meteor special temporarily stops time and unleashes a combo attack. Goku Black's special is called Work of the Gods, and he can summon Zamasu to "bind" an opponent.
The announcement of Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black brings the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster up to 24 characters so far. Most recently, Bandai Namco announced that adult Gohan, Gotenks, and Kid Buu will be playable. The publisher showcased each character's moveset in their own trailers; Kid Buu can turn foes into candy, while adult Gohan can unlock his potential during a battle.
In addition to the three new characters, the latest issue of V-Jump revealed two new features in Dragon Ball FigherZ. The first is called Come Forth, Shenron. In this mode, you'll collect Dragon Balls when you successfully execute a certain number of combos. After all seven are gathered, the Eternal Dragon Shenron will appear, and the player who fulfills a certain condition will have one of four possible wishes granted: recover your HP fully; revive an ally; add another Sparking icon; or gain regenerating health.
The other new feature is called Dramatic Production. When players meet certain conditions, you'll witness iconic scenes from the anime before and after a battle; V-Jump shows images of Yamacha laying in a crater after being killed by a Saibaman and a few other dramatic moments from Dragon Ball Z.
Dragon Ball FighterZ releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26. The game will have a season pass that adds eight more characters to the roster post-launch. Those who pre-order any version will unlock Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta early as a bonus. Pre-ordering the game digitally from the PlayStation and Xbox Stores will also get you early access to the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta.