Dragon Ball FighterZ is Getting Kefla, Assist Select, and Yet Another Goku

Dragon Ball FighterZ is Getting Kefla, Assist Select, and Yet Another Goku

Big changes are coming for Dragon Ball's third year.

Over the weekend, Bandai Namco hosted another World Tour finals for Dragon Ball FighterZ. Now going into its third year of content, the Dragon Ball fighting game from Arc System Works is getting a big update to its systems and mechanics, alongside the arrival of a much-awaited Saiyan. (No, not Goku.)

Kefla, the earring fusion of Universe 6's Caulifla and Kale, is the newest combatant to join the fight in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Coming from Dragon Ball Super's big tournament arc, Kefla looks like a speedy fighter with a lot of interesting energy attacks.

This is pretty big news for people hoping for more variety in the coming FighterZ Pass 3, even if it was preceded by the previously revealed news of Ultra Instinct Goku. Kefla arrives in Dragon Ball FighterZ on February 28, or two days earlier for those with the FighterZ Pass, while Goku waits for another spot in the spring.

But alongside a new season of DLC fighters, the Dragon Ball FighterZ team had some more updates to announce. In a video message from game producer Tomoko Hiroki, it was announced that Dragon Ball FighterZ would be getting "Z Assist Select," or the ability to select which of three assists your fighters use when you call them in.

If you've played Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 or 3, you know why this is a big deal. Having the option to select different assists could open the game up even more—where some fighters throughout Dragon Ball FighterZ' lifespan have been picked for, among other things, the strength of their assist, this could give underappreciated characters space to shine.

The team also showed some new updates, including adjustments to help larger characters and a new comeback feature.

Going into its third year, I was personally getting a little worried that Dragon Ball FighterZ was falling by the wayside. But with an exciting new character, big system updates, and a third year at Evo, Dragon Ball FighterZ might be getting a second wind.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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