Dragon Ball FighterZ launches February 1 in Japan, adds Nappa and Captain Ginyu

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Dragon Ball FighterZ will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in Japan on February 1, 2018 for 7,800 yen, the latest issue of V-Jump reveals.

New playable characters Nappa and Captain Ginyu are also revealed. Nappa can summon Saibamen and use the Meteor special attack “Kappa!” Captain Ginyu has a technique that summons The Ginyu Force, and can use the Meteor special attack “Body Change” to switch characters and HP with his opponent.

In Story Mode, an event occurs in which the Super Warriors fall one after the other. When Goku awakens, the spirit of the player will be linked to him. In this way, the story will develop by linking characters with the player’s spirit. In the Android Chapter, for example, the spirit of the player is linked with Android 18. And in the Enemy Warriors Chapter, the spirit of the player is linked with Frieza.

You can also deepen your bonds with characters. If your bonds are deep enough, you will be able to hear private conversations, such as Yamcha saying, “I want to get married!” or Vegeta saying, “Bulma has a nasty personality…”

In Story Mode, you will be able to freely choose whether to battle and build experience points, rescue allies, learn skills, and more while advancing on a map.

In North America and Europe, Dragon Ball FighterZ is due out in early 2018 and February 2018, respectively.
 

Neoxon

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These two aren’t that surprising for those who’ve been following the game, but I’m sure their move sets will be interesting regardless.
 
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They'll be cool mechanically I guess, but I can't imagine more boring characters to add. After these two and Yamcha and Tien, the next two NEED to be exciting characters.

Nappa got in over 17. I'm incredibly salty about that.
 
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ginyu i could be okay with.... but nappa? Really disappointed honestly, even recoom in term of big buffed guy had way more interesting moves

i'm sure they will be cool to play, it's arcsys, but eh...
 
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Wonder if it'll release in Japan a week or two earlier than other regions.

Curious to see Nappa and Ginyus movesets considering how Arc System Works seems to do picks based on that and what interesting can be done with them.
 
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interesting choices lmao
nappa can summon saibamen lol, his meteo ultimate is kapa! (after googling it's probably his mouth projectile)
ginyu's meteo ultimate attack body change can switch your hp with the opponent's wtf
 

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ginyu i could be okay with.... but nappa? Really disappointed honestly, even recoom in term of big buffed guy had way more interesting moves

i'm sure they will be cool to play, it's arcsys, but eh...
We need more big-body characters, & 16 was the only one of those in the roster before Nappa.
 
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Lol I just gotta ask... why do you like him so much?
It's not that i like him THAT much, just compared to the current roster where i really dont care about anyone to be honest. He also has this giant explosion move that i really like and he had this amazing quote in the german dub that me and some friends still bring up. Being a "Big character" also helps since i usually pick those in fighting games, which is why i was hoping for Broly too.
 
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Hopefully the ginyu force is a big part of Ginyu's moveset or something close to it.

If Nappa has some sort of command throws maybe he could be interesting but I'm not expecting much.
 
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New playable characters Nappa and Captain Ginyu are also revealed. Nappa can summon Saibamen and use the Meteor special attack “Kappa!” Captain Ginyu has a technique that summons The Ginyu Force, and can use the Meteor special attack “Body Change” to switch characters and HP with his opponent.
I love ArcSys and their ludicrous gimmicks so so so so much
 
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I love ArcSys and their ludicrous gimmicks so so so so much
They should totally do a mini game like Faust's supers usually have on Guilty Gear, and give you a chance to throw out the frog to block the body change.

Also, I'm curious if it'll be permanent/until you choose to change back (so if he'll get Holstein shock), or just on a time limit.
 

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I think the all eras thing meant all sagas of dragon ball Z.
We’ll probably still get a few characters from Super, given that we have a stage from DBS (from the Future Trunks arc) as well as numerous references to Super in the game already (including the story being set in the DBS era).
 
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I think the all eras thing meant all sagas of dragon ball Z.
That's something a lot of us suspected for a while. The game IS called Dragon Ball FighterZ. I would not be surprised if things like Goku Black, Beerus, etc... are saved for Super Dragonball FighterZ. They had to get as many of the classic folks into this one.
 

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That's something a lot of us suspected for a while. The game IS called Dragon Ball FighterZ. I would not be surprised if things like Goku Black, Beerus, etc... are saved for Super Dragonball FighterZ. They had to get as many of the classic folks into this one.
It's not called FighterZ for the reason you think (I.E. A focus on Z characters), but rather due to the idea of it being the definitive Dragon Ball game. It was originally a working title, but it sounded so good to ASW that they stuck with it. And as I said already, we have a ton of DBS material in the game already (a stage, the story's setting, GodTube, etc.).
 
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That's something a lot of us suspected for a while. The game IS called Dragon Ball FighterZ. I would not be surprised if things like Goku Black, Beerus, etc... are saved for Super Dragonball FighterZ. They had to get as many of the classic folks into this one.
I'd say Beerus has a really good chance to be in the main roster, but I'd guess that the likes of Goku Black and Hit will be DLC, or saved for the next version, like you said.
 
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It's not called FighterZ for the reason you think (I.E. A focus on Z characters), but rather due to the idea of it being the definitive Dragon Ball game. It was originally a working title, but it sounded so good to ASW that they stuck with it. And as I said already, we have a ton of DBS material in the game already (a stage, the story's setting, GodTube, etc.).
You're setting yourself up for disappointment if you think they're going to put in Super characters prior to release. They're almost certainly DLC or being saved for a follow up to the game. Remember, this is ArcSys and Bandai-Namco we're talking about. They're nothing if not predictable when it comes to rolling out DLC content.
 
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but that's exactly why i talked about recoom...
Recoome's dope, but Nappa got more working for him. It's an obvious choice, especially since we didn't have a specific Saiyan saga representative prior to this, and they already designed a moveset for Nappa in Extreme Butoden. Besides that, Recoome gets to make an appearance with Ginyu, anyway.