‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ adds three new characters from ‘Dragon Ball Super’

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A promotional image for "Dragon Ball FighterZ." (Bandai Namco)

Ahead of its release, Bandai Namco has announced three new playable characters for the highly anticipated fighting game “Dragon Ball FighterZ.” The fighters joining the upcoming title are Beerus, Hit and Goku Black — all of whom are from the popular animated series “Dragon Ball Super.”

The news was revealed through the latest issue of Japanese magazine V-Jump, which featured the three new characters. These additions are interesting because they offer a lot of firepower to the game, as they are some of the most powerful characters in the entire “Dragon Ball” franchise.

Beerus, who plays a major role in “Dragon Ball Super,” is known as the God of Destruction from Universe 7. He can create Spheres of Destruction that will explode when they hit an opponent. His Meteor special attack is called God of Destruction’s Judgment.

Hit, on the other hand, is known as the strongest warrior in all of Universe 6. Instead of raw power, his uses unique time manipulation techniques to gain an advantage over his opponents. In the series, his signature move is the Time Skip. This move allows him to jump ahead in time a fraction of a second to get an advantage on his opponent.

In the forthcoming game, Hit’s moveset focuses on striking, while his Meteor special attack freezes time temporarily as he performs a combo on his opponent.

Finally, Goku Black, who is one of the antagonists in “Dragon Ball Super,” will have a Meteor special attack called “Work of the Gods.” This allows him to summon his old identity, Zamasu, in order to bind an opponent.

The Japanese magazine also revealed that “Dragon Ball FighterZ” is adding two new features to the game. The first is called “Come Forth, Shenron,” where the iconic dragon appears once players fulfill certain conditions. Once he appears, he will grant a wish that will help the player in battle.

The other feature is called “Dramatic Production,” where certain iconic scenes from the “Dragon Ball” anime will be shown during battle if certain conditions are met.

“Dragon Ball FighterZ” will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Jan. 26, 2018.