Publisher Bandai Namco and developer Dimps have announced asymmetric online multiplayer survival game Dragon Ball: The Breakers.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers launches 2022 on Windows PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game will also be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backwards compatibility. There will also be a closed beta on PC.
As stated in the press release (via email) this 7 versus 1 game features normal people being pulled into the Temporal Seam, then pursued by the “Raider” who gathers power. The latter can take on forms of iconic Dragon Ball villains who have devastated cities and entire planets before; such as Cell, Frieza, and Buu.
The survivors aren’t trained fighters or super-powered beings like other characters in Dragon Ball (barring some transformation skills like Oolong’s). They must rely on power-ups, weapons, and vehicles to hold off and evade the Raider until they find the Super Time Machine to escape.
Along with the Raider having unique abilities based on his form, he can also devastate large parts of the map; giving players less places to hide and flee to.
Players will be able to customize their Survivor via earned in-game credits, or optional in-game purchases. The game will also link to save data of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.
You can find the announcement trailer below.
You can find the rundown (via Bandai Namco) below.
Resist, Escape, Survive
Caught in an unexpected temporal phenomenon, seven ordinary citizens find themselves stranded in a Temporal Seam: they share their imprisonment with the Raider, a menacing enemy from another timeline with an overwhelming power.
Their only hope for survival is to break out from the Temporal Seam with the Super Time Machine, but the Raider is on their tracks and becomes stronger by the minute.
In a race against time the cunning of Survivors clashes with the power of the Raider, to break free or be broken.
Escape as a team… or on your own!
Cooperate with others while there is still time, but the Raider or other Survivors’ decisions might force you to go at it alone. What will be your playstyle?
Trapped in a Temporal Seam
Escape from a large map composed of several areas, but be careful! The Raider is always looking for you and may destroy areas to reduce your living space, making your chance of escaping always more limited…
Enjoy three first iconic Raiders… Cell, Buu, and Frieza!
As a Raider you will enjoy overwhelming powers to hunt and wipe out survivors. Master each Raider’s power to track, catch your victims to evolve and get even more powerful!
Customize in your likeness
Whether you’re a Raider or a Survivor, choose your progression path and unlock perks, skins, etc. to fine tune your own personal strategy to escape as a Survivor, or hunt as a Raider…Enjoy unique power ups and items
Vehicles, weapons, grappling hooks… make the most of each gimmick to face against the Raider and struggle for your life!