Dragon Ball FighterZ Adds Three More Major Characters To Roster

Adult Gohan, Gotenks, and Kid Buu officially join the roster.

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The Dragon Ball FighterZ roster continues to grow. Three more characters were confirmed for the highly anticipated Dragon Ball fighting game in the latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump: adult Gohan, Gotenks, and Kid Buu.

The magazine includes a few screenshots of each character, as well as details about the attacks they use (via Gematsu). Adult Gohan's special is the Ultimate Kamehameha, and he can unlock his potential depending on the amount of ki in his gauge. Trunks and Goten's fused form, Gotenks, is shown in his Super Saiyan 3 form and can use his "Charging Ultra Buu Buu Volleyball" and Super Ghost Kamikaze attacks. Majin Buu's final form, Kid Buu, has "tricky attacks" thanks to his elastic body, and he can unleash his devastating "Planet Burst."

The magazine also reveals some details about the in-game shop and Arcade mode in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Players can use the Zeni they accrue from battles to purchase titles and different character color variants from the shop. Arcade mode, meanwhile, pits you in a predetermined number of battles, with your route through the fights changing depending on whether you win or lose.

So far, Bandai Namco has announced a total of 21 characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ. The most recently confirmed fighters, Captain Ginyu and Nappa, were revealed last month; the latter was shown off further in is his own brief trailer. Bandai Namco also announced a Dragon Ball FighterZ season pass that will add eight DLC characters to the game, though the publisher didn't reveal which ones. We've rounded up a list of all the Dragon Ball FighterZ characters confirmed so far.

Dragon Ball FighterZ releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe on January 26. Players who pre-order the physical Collector's edition or a digital copy from the PlayStation or Xbox Stores will get early access to the game's upcoming open beta. Players who reserve any version of the game will also unlock Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta early as a bonus.

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Hardcoreehb

I think we have enough characters now. Save some for the sequel.

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Twashington8

Looks baller, but dont have time anymore to keep up with competitive fighters (practice). That's just a waste of money to get my @$$ whooped. I'll watch the streaming vids though for sure.

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johno357

What way are the characters drawn? Are the skinny like in super or big like in dbz

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Taylor_Sparks

@johno357: How about you actually look at the character models...

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Chico86_basic

Still waiting for a Switch version.

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Taylor_Sparks

@Chico86_basic: I've heard that it's in the works.

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gamingdevil800

@Chico86_basic: Probably won't get one if Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 sold badly.

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Chico86_basic

@gamingdevil800: That's the thing. I believe Xenoverse 2 sold well enough on Switch already, and the developers have shown some interest in porting the game over. Pretty sure it can run as smooth as the other versions with little resources.

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DaVillain-

@Chico86_basic: I'd rather have a Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi HD collection instead. No way I can play this on Switch but I do agree it should be on Switch just for those who would prefer it that way to play it on the go.

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DaVillain-

This is one Dragon Ball Z/Super game I'll buy on launch day cause I like what I'm seeing so far and I'll buy it on PS4 since I know 6 friends of mines are all gonna play it which will be good for playing online with them :)

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xOmniCloudx

Another Gohan, another Buu, another Super Saiyan. *yawn*

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RSM-HQ

@xOmniCloudx: I actually agree, as someone who is sick of the typical roster these games usually have I expected Arc System Works to break that and go a different direction. However personally lost hope when they added Yamcha and Nappa.

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DaVillain-

@RSM-HQ: To be honest, I'm more shock they haven't even added the new character from Super and that is Caulifla! The first Super Saiyan and yeah, I'm getting tired of the same old characters as well.

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RSM-HQ

@davillain-: Well not as interested in that character but you're thinking in the right direction. Something outside a Saiyan, Z Fighter, or Frieza grunt would get my attention.

I know many like the Boo creatures, but once you have one no reason to add more.

So many options, and they're picking the most generic selection.

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gamingdevil800

It looks to good for its own good RIP my wallet the new years gonna be expensive with This, Monster Hunter, Ni No Kuni, Dissida Final Fantasy & Kingdom Come Deliverance plus more.

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videogameninja

I would love for the character count to rise but the truth of the matter is that 21 unique characters IN A COMPETITIVE FIGHTER is plenty. This game is really shaping up to be something great. I just hope it delivers on that promise.

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