Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Beta Coming In August

Try the Switch version out ahead of its release.

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Now Playing: Dragon Ball FighterZ Nintendo Switch Open Beta Announced For Next Month - GS News Update

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Dragon Ball FighterZ arrives on Nintendo Switch this September, but Switch owners will have a chance to try the acclaimed fighting game out before then. Bandai Namco has announced it will host an open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ on Switch sometime in August.

No further details on the open beta have been revealed yet, so it's unclear how many fighters and modes will be available or what days the test will run, but Bandai Namco has confirmed the beta will be open to players in North America, Europe, and Japan. The open beta held for the PS4 and Xbox One versions ahead of their release featured 11 playable characters and a handful of different stages and modes, although it remains to be seen if the Switch beta will feature a similar lineup.

In addition to announcing the open beta, Bandai Namco has revealed that the Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ will launch with a couple of new local mulitplayer options, specifically an offline six-player Party Match mode and 2v2 and 1v1 matches. The publisher hasn't announced if these options will also be added to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions.

Dragon Ball FighterZ launches for Switch on September 28. Those who pre-order the title will receive a couple of bonuses, including immediate access to Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta. On top of that, those who reserve the Switch version will get a digital Japanese copy of the rare Dragon Ball Z Super Famicom game Super Butoden, which was previously never released in North America.

In other Dragon Ball FighterZ news, Bandai Namco recently unveiled the two newest DLC characters coming to the game: the base forms of Goku and Vegeta. Both characters are expected to release next month and are modeled after their appearances during the Saiyan Saga in Dragon Ball Z.

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