Trunks Slices and Dices in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Trunks Slices and Dices in Dragon Ball FighterZ

He's come from the future to kick butt.

EVO 2017 wrapped up this weekend, but not without a few surprise announcements. Bandai Namco held an event for the hugely anticipated Dragon Ball FighterZ and announced that everyone's favorite sword-wielding martial artist with the funny name, Trunks, is the next playable character in the fighting game.

Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki took the stage at Evo 2017 to announce fan favorite character Trunks to the fighting game roster. Trunks can be seen in the launch trailer above wearing the costume he was first introduced in when he traveled back in time to stop Cell, and he combines some sword moves with martial arts.

In addition, Bandai Namco announced that a closed beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will start up soon, featuring nine playable characters including Trunks.

Dragon Ball FighterZ stole the spotlight at E3 this year, when Bandai Namco and Arc System Works surprised announced the upcoming fighting game. FighterZ perfectly recreates the anime's art style thanks to Arc System Works, who previously utilized their 2.5D graphics with Guilty Gear Xrd.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is slated for an early 2018 release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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