E3 2017 Exclusive Hands-On Gameplay for Dragon Ball FighterZ

The Niche Gamer crew gets an exclusive, hands-on demo with the newly announced Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Listen in for our first-impressions on the Arc System Works-developed fighting game, which is currently in development for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

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  1. Ckarasu
    June 14, 2017 at 2:07 am

    Watching the DBZ fanbase react to this has been odd. So many calling this a step back, or worse than Xenoverse 2, despite how great everything looks. They want their 3d open battlefield and 100+ dumbed down characters instead of this. Baffling.

    To be fair, there are definitely fans who like what they are seeing. But it seems this dissatisfaction isn’t too uncommon.

  2. Astro
    June 14, 2017 at 2:44 am

    This looks really damn good. Not sure what to think of the 3v3 thing though, I’m more of a fan of 1v1 fighting myself. But regardless, with Arc System Works at the helm it will probably turn out pretty sweet.

  3. oraoraikuze
    June 14, 2017 at 5:51 am

    people calling this game a step down are scrubs who cant play competitive games, and are used to button mashers, i been waiting so many years for a dbz game that looks good, plays good, is good, and now its in right hands with arcsys, people definitely know their fighting games, especially tutorials and extra content, im pretty sure they are gonna nail this one as well.

  4. Mr0303
    June 14, 2017 at 6:07 am

    You could never get away with button mashing in any of the Dragon Ball games.

    That being said the gameplay here is pretty solid – it has all the mechanics you’d expect from a Dragon Ball game. Can’t wait to get my hands on the beta.

  5. Mighty No. 56008
    Mighty No. 56008
    June 14, 2017 at 9:54 am

    Not really great at judging gameplay unless I play the game, but the game sure looks great. Been a while since I’ve been genuinely looking forward to a DBZ game.

  6. Joe Tavarez
    Joe Tavarez
    June 14, 2017 at 9:59 am

    As far as aesthetics this game looks great. Aside from the characters everything in Xenoverse looks like it was purchased from an asset store. The women character models look like the men too just with boobs too. Game-play is different in my opinion so comparing that is unfair, but visuals wise this seems better.

  7. NukeA6
    June 14, 2017 at 10:56 am

    The DBZ fanbase has been like the Sonic fanbase. They got a manga that fixes everything wrong about Dragon Ball Super and now an actually good DBZ game but they will find anything to whine about.

  8. JellyfishMonarch
    June 14, 2017 at 11:56 am

    while i do really REALLY like xenoverse this is a a fighter not a brawler(/rpg?). its not a genre i particularly like and i’m absolute shit 90% of the time (with 10% being just umk3). I’m not calling it a step back i’m just gonna call it ‘different’. I’ll also agree the game looks good.

    I’ll still prefer xenoverse 2 myself but i’m glad fans of fighters and dragon ball get another choice when it comes to a dragon ball game.

  9. catazxy
    June 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I wish they did that to Blazblue instead, but DBZ is a bigger franchise and money talks.

  10. Error404
    June 14, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I haven’t seen much complaining from DBZ fans about this game. How anyone can think this is a step back from the shit-fest that is XV and it’s sequel, I just can’t comprehend. This is a legit fighting game with mechanics that’s been taken from both GG and MVC series and if they can legit balance any issues with this game, you can most definitely see it at EVO.

  11. Ckarasu
    June 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    Xenoverse 2 is considered by many to be an Action RPG with Fighting game elements. People like it for its ability to create an OC, and generally adhering to Tenkaichi-style gameplay elements. But it’s not really a solid Fighting game, as you say, and there are fans that have wanted one for some time. It’s good to see that Bandai saw the demand, though I do hope there’s another Xenoverse coming for those that like that kind of game better.

  12. Ckarasu
    June 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    “Broly is such an awesome character”
    -Half of the DBZ fanbase

  13. Ckarasu
    June 14, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    Go look at a video on it from Rhymestyle or any of the “generic” channels that post trailers. Not all are complaining, but quite a few are.

  14. Some furf
    Some furf
    June 15, 2017 at 5:43 am

    I think you could make a case for calling this something of a step back, in so far as this plays like just a reskin of Guilty Gear Xrd, rather than a distinctly Dragon Ball game. It doesn’t seem to offer much in the way of unique mechanics that draw from the material (Other than visual details, like stage destruction) that set it apart from any other high-paced fighting game. Other games might give you more flight, every stage of transformation and utility techniques. This has…?

    None of what I’m saying makes it a bad game by any means, I’m very impressed. I’m just trying to suggest a reason why they say what they do.

  15. Rough
    June 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

    Reminder that this magnificent thing is only TWENTY FRIGGIN’ PERCENT IN DEVELOPMENT!

    If ASW were Capcom, they would release this as is with a “Tournament Edition” slapped on it. Glad they’re not.

  16. TheOnceAndFutureKing
    June 15, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Does the manga fix the shitty ending of the Zamasu arc?

  17. NukeA6
    June 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm

    They haven’t gotten to the ending yet. Last time I checked, Vegetto unfused.