The most anticipated Dragon Ball game in years that takes players back to the days of the 2D games, Dragon Ball FighterZ, has opened up for registration for its closed beta.
The registration is only open for console players, PS4 players can head over to Bandai Namco’s website to register for the chance to play Dragon Ball FighterZ’s closed beta. Xbox One players can register for the closed beta through the Xbox Insider program. The PS4 closed beta will only be playable in four sessions between September 16-17, the times for all the sessions can be seen below.
Additionally, that wasn’t the only thing that was announced, a new trailer was a released at Gamescom 2017 showing off the characters that are already known to be playable in the game. Krillin and Piccolo, who were previously announced, are given a certain amount of time to show off their move set for the game. Three new characters to the game are introduced from the Android story arc of the series – Android 16, Android 17 and Android 18. The trailer also gives a little tease of what to expect from the story mode of Dragon Ball FighterZ. It seems that dark versions of the playable characters are what the story may revolve around but more information could be revealed before the game’s release.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in February 2018.
Personally, I love the idea of Bandai Namco doing a beta of this scope just days before the release of Marvel vs Capcom Infinite. It’s a very bold strategy on Bandai Namco’s part. In a way they’re distracting the fighting game community’s attention even more on a game they’re already a little sour on. It’s also a great opportunity for people who never played the game at events. I know I want to play it – I registered for the beta on three separate emails hoping I’ll get a chance to finally play some Dragon Ball FighterZ before it launches.
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