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Dragon Ball FighterZ (ドラゴンボール ファイターズ Doragon Bōru Faitāzu) is an upcoming Dragon Ball video game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco for Playstation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows via Steam. It is scheduled to be released in early 2018 for Japan and North America, February 2018 for Europe. Confirmed by Bandai Namco, this will have an both Japanese and English dubbing, with English dubbing is handled by Funimation.[1]


The gameplay borrows concepts from several other fighting games, primarily the Marvel vs. Capcom series' control scheme and team mechanics, with three primary attack buttons and one unique action button plus a few others. Players each select three characters to form a team. One character is controlled, and can be switched with one of the other characters at any time. Players can also call one of their other characters to perform an "Assist" move, allowing simultaneous attacks and combos with the entire team. All three of the opponent's characters must be defeated to win the game.

The universal "Vanish" and "Dragon Rush" moves resemble the Roman Cancel system commonly found in Arc System Works games and Guilty Gear Xrd's Dust attacks respectively (the game also visually runs on the same graphics engine and scheme as Xrd as well), while the "Super Dash" move resembles the Homing system of Arcana Heart and is akin to the Homing dashes seen in other Dragon Ball fighting games. Just like in the said classic Dragon Ball fighting games, characters can "Ki Charge" to raise their power level if they get some distance from the opponent.


In the main story Android 16 will play a prominent role - having mysteriously been revived, along with a "mysterious army" of Super Androids who look like the Z Fighters, Z Fighters are taken down left and right.[2][3] Android 21 will also play a role in the story.[4]

Timeline placement

Bulma and Android 18 appearing as they did in Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ / Golden Frieza Saga, while Goku and Vegeta are wearing their regular gi/armor, suggests that the story of this game occurs sometime after the Universe 6 Saga.


Name Playable Forms
Android 16
Android 18 (w/ Android 17)
Android 21
  • Perfect
  • Final Form
  • Golden Frieza
Future Trunks
  • Super Saiyan
Gohan (Teen)
  • Super Saiyan 2
  • Super Saiyan
  • Super Saiyan 3 (during Meteor Smash)
Majin Buu
Tien Shinhan (w/ Chiaotzu)
  • Super Saiyan
  • Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan

Battle Stages

Dragon Ball FighterZ Characters

FighterZ characters in Battle


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CollectorZ Edition

The CollectorZ Edition which will release in America and Europe will include:

  • A copy of Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Three Art Boards
  • An Exclusive Steelbook
  • A 7" statue of Super Saiyan Goku



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