Dragon Ball Fighters From Arc System Works Leaked

Dragon Ball Fighters From Arc System Works Leaked

Imagine the expertise learned from Guilty Gear Xrd, applied to Dragon Ball Z.

Bandai Namco accidentally announced today Dragon Ball Fighters, a brand-new fighting game from Arc System Works. A Japanese press release was launched today, dated June 12, and obtained by Gematsu. DBF will utilize the same visual techniques that Arc System Works employed in Guilty Gear Xrd, offering highly-animated 3D characters in a 2D plane.

Dragon Ball Fighters is based on a 3-v-3 team battle system. This recalls the team battles currently happening in Dragon Ball Super, pitting universe against universe. According to the press release, Dragon Ball Fighters will offer the "ultra high speed battles" and "flashy special moves" that mark the Dragon Ball Z/Super franchise.

Most of the Dragon Ball Z fighting games have been 3D in nature for a long time now, notably the long-running Dragon Ball Z: Budokai/Budokai Tenkaichi series. The last 2D fighter was Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for Nintendo 3DS. At the very least, Arc System Works means this game will look amazing; we'll have to wait until E3 to see how it plays.

Dragon Ball Fighters is planned for a release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2018. The press release is in Japanese, so the release window only applies to that region for now.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

Read this next

Phantom Brigade Is a Fantastic New Spin on the Front Mission Formula

Brace Yourself Games is bringing the mech strategy genre back in a big way.

Open-World Detective RPG Disco Elysium Launches Next Month

Become the next Sherlock. Or maybe Moriarty.

Zombies May Be Appearing in Red Dead Online, If It's Not a Glitch

Undead nightmare part two, or just another quirky bug?

Reggie Fils-Aimé's Been Up To a Lot Since His Retirement From Nintendo

The former Nintendo of America president has been pretty active.

The 25 Best Nintendo Switch Games

Our rotating list of the best games on Switch, now updated for the Nintendo Switch Lite release!

Former Dragon Age Writer David Gaider Co-Founds Summerfall Studios in Australia

Gaider and fellow co-founder Liam Esler previously worked together at Beamdog.

More News

Open-World Detective RPG Disco Elysium Launches Next Month

Become the next Sherlock. Or maybe Moriarty.

Zombies May Be Appearing in Red Dead Online, If It's Not a Glitch

Undead nightmare part two, or just another quirky bug?

Reggie Fils-Aimé's Been Up To a Lot Since His Retirement From Nintendo

The former Nintendo of America president has been pretty active.

More on PC

Phantom Brigade Is a Fantastic New Spin on the Front Mission Formula

Brace Yourself Games is bringing the mech strategy genre back in a big way.

Open-World Detective RPG Disco Elysium Launches Next Month

Become the next Sherlock. Or maybe Moriarty.

The Next Total War Saga Heads to Mythological Troy

The land of gods and monsters seems to be the next saga locale.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Story Previews Tease What Eris Morn’s Been up to All This Time

She may have met the expansion's true Hive villain already.

FIFA 20 Best Defenders: Best Players For CB, LB, and RB

Defenders are the core of any team in FIFA 20. Here are the best defenders that you should absolutely be keeping an eye on.

Man of Medan Endings - All the Endings Explained, How to Save Everyone

In this complete Man of Medan endings guide, we'll be going over the best and worst endings, endings explained, and how to save everyone.

More Fighting Games

New Guilty Gear Trailer Brings Back a Familiar Face: It's Gonna Be May

Slightly older May, still toting a massive anchor.

Street Fighter 5 and Rocket League Lead Next Step Towards Olympic Esports

The IOC is getting involved in this lead-up to Tokyo 2020.

Why the Dreamcast Still Matters

Why the Sega Dreamcast still resonates with game enthusiasts on its 20th anniversary.