The History Of Dragon Ball Video Games
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From Dragon Ball A To Dragon Ball Z
Even for the most passionate of Dragon Ball fans, there's a lot to keep track of. Outside of the manga and the anime and Funimation re-dubs and knowing what's canon, there are more video games based on Dragon Ball than most die-hard fans can probably even play. The upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ is by Arc System Works, for example, but did you know that the developer made a few other Dragon Ball fighting games in the past?
The original Dragon Ball manga began in 1984, and though the series wouldn't become popular in the West until the late 1990s, a few Dragon Ball games made their way outside Japan in the meantime. By the time the 2000s hit, Dragon Ball games came from every direction, sometimes multiple per year. This is the history of every Dragon Ball game released in the West in English.
For more on Dragon Ball FighterZ, check out the full list of every confirmed fighter and the characters we hope to see come to the roster. Dragon Ball FighterZ releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26.
If you picked up Dragon Ball FighterZ, be sure to check out our beginner's guide to help you grasp the game's fundamentals. You can also check out the video version with the best tips to know before starting. And for specifics on how to unlock some of the game's secret characters, check out our guide detailing how to unlock Android 21, SSGSS Goku, and SSGSS Vegeta.
Though, if you'd rather see all the cool references the game makes to the series, you can view our gallery highlighting all of the game's Easter eggs and references. Otherwise, check out our Dragon Ball FighterZ review and our in-depth feature containing gameplay videos, essential news, and everything else you need to know.