E3 2017: Dragon Ball FighterZ Officially Revealed With First Trailer

Featuring Goku, Golden Frieza, Cell, Majin Buu, and more.

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Now Playing: Dragon Ball FighterZ Explodes Into Battle With Goku, Frieza, And More - E3 2017

Today at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference, we got a first look at the previously (and inadvertently) announced Dragon Ball fighting game from the studio behind Guilty Gear, Dragon Ball FighterZ. See it in action in the video above.

The game features 2D fighting and has 3v3 brawls, which look about as chaotic as you'd expect from Dragon Ball. Fighters include Goku, Vegeta, Cell, Frieza, Majin Buu, and more.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z is slated for an early 2018 release. Be sure to follow our liveblog for more breaking news from Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference, and check our E3 hub for all the news, trailers, and impressions from the show so far. Other Microsoft announcements include the details of Xbox One X (formerly Scorpio) and details on Assassin's Creed: Origins.

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This looks pretty stylish. Can't wait to see some actual gameplay vids.

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this game looks pretty awesome. kinda weird hearing it in japanese when i've always heard dbz in english.

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Best showing today. Based on xrd's fantastic 2.5d look this game will be a joy to look at and their hyper style will work great with dbz

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This looks awesome! Reminds me a bit of Budokai but more strict to 2D and much more fast paced. And from the look of it, since Golden Frieza is here we'll probably get Super Saiyan Blue and Beerus.

The fact that Arc Systems is making it gives me high hopes for this.

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@baron_machina: Yeah... SSB was actually in the last Dragon Ball game Arc System Works made a couple years ago for 3DS. Thinking I'll have to catch up again for this game to make any sense now, haha. This is looking pretty amazing, as long as they give us a full featured game, I'll be a happy camper.

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@rickjamesia: I know it was, but the leaked images released earlier only showed characters from Z, so I was a bit curious if Super would be included. And you might not have to catch up fully depending on how the game does with it's story. Arc Systems put a lot of story into Blazblue and Persona 4 Arena, so it might explain enough.

I'll definitely keep an eye on this game to see how the roster unfolds.

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ArcSys Works has saved the Dragon Ball Z gaming franchise!

No longer will we live under the tyranny that is called Xenoverse!

A new era of DBZ gaming awaits us! The return of the 2.5D fighters has BEGUN!


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I always wanted to like Dragon Ball Z fighting games, now I finally can because they actually got a talented developer to make the game...

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Lame. Will stick with XV2.

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@lilhurk1985187: I see you dislike fighting games...The 2D ones, at least

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@xdeathclawx: Much like Zombies,2D is played out and old.

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@lilhurk1985187: Yet it feels more refreshing to see especially w/ other games.

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@lilhurk1985187: We've had 3D fighting games for more than two decades. The post SF2 style of 2D fighter with links/combos being core mechanics really isn't that much older. Both formats have seen vast innovation and evolution over the years, with different series playing very different from each other.

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Always wanted a proper 2D Dragonball Z fighting game. Thought it would never happen. Even though I would have loved for Capcom to give it a go I think the developers behind this installment are more than capable of delivering.