‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ latest news: Game producer confirms addition of fan-favorite as playable character

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A screenshot from the Trunks trailer reveal for "Dragon Ball Fighter Z." (YouTube/BandaiNamcoEntertainmentAmerica)

After making some noise last month, a fan-favorite from the “Dragon Ball” lore is finally confirmed to appear in the upcoming game.

During the EVO event last weekend, producer Tomoko Hiroki announced that Trunks will be part of the “Dragon Ball FighterZ” roster. Polygon reported that a reveal trailer officially unveiled the character as a playable one in the game’s closed beta. In the video, viewers can see the hero fighting Vegeta and Frieza.

Last month, Jump magazine hinted that the game’s roster will have Trunks added to it. The magazine did not mention any concrete details. However, many speculated that he will come with his reliable sword and Super Saiyan abilities. Meanwhile, the registration for the closed beta for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starts on July 26.

The game also made waves during the E3 2017 event last month, particularly within the fighting games circle. Compared to other anime-based fighting games like “Naruto” and its other “Dragon Ball” predecessors, the new game will still retain the anime-based 2D art style.

In addition, fans are looking forward to its intense fighting scenes. Based on the gameplay trailer, some of the characters special moves like could easily fill up the entire screen.

The game features a 3-versus3 setting where players get to change and toggle characters. Moreover, they can also combine their characters’ powers to deliver one final blow to their opponents.

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

“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,” Hartness added.