‘Dragon Ball Fighter Z’ beefs up roster with fan-favorite Future Trunks

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A screenshot from the second gameplay video trailer of "Dragon Ball Fighter Z." (YouTube/Bandai Namco)

Fans of “Dragon Ball Fighter Z,” especially those who loved the anime, will be in for a treat.

Apart from the high-level fighting, the developers beefed up the game’s roster by adding Future Trunks. According to a report by Siliconera, the latest issue the Jump magazine confirmed that the fan-favorite will appear in the game.

The announcement didn’t give other details about the character. However, speculations say that he will come armed with his trusty sword. Moreover, he will also reportedly showcase his Super Saiyan transforming abilities.

Furthermore, the magazine also revealed that the developers are considering to conduct a closed beta test for the game. Fans will just have to wait for further details on the beta in the near future.

The game’s intense action was showcased in the second trailer featuring some of the series’ most iconic characters. The trailer featured the trio of Goku, Gohan, and Vegeta squaring off against villains Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Fans got a taste of some of the ground and air attacks from the characters. These live up to the game’s hype.

In addition, the trailer also revealed a sequence showing the classic Kamehameha energy attack. The special move adds a solid punctuation mark to the fight as it practically fills up the entire screen. The game’s set up allows players to switch characters depending on their strategy or the damage their characters have taken. Moreover, gamers can also combine their characters’ special abilities to finish off their opponents.

“The Dragon Ball franchise is tailor suited for the fighting game genre, and DRAGON BALL Fighter Z will be the next exciting addition to a long history of great fighting games,” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing of Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

“Arc System Works brings a pedigree and record of quality that fighting game fans can trust; with awesome visuals players might mistake as actual 2D animation from the famed Dragon Ball series,” he added in an official press release.