The announcement and trailer of Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball FighterZ caught the attention of a lot of different people. The character reveals and look of the game were more than enough to catch the attention of fans of the anime, and the fighting game chops of developer Arc System Works (who are responsible for both the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue games) piqued the interest of the competitive fighting game scene.
The game releases at the end of the month, but an open beta is planned for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One starting on January 13. Bandai Namco released some more details about the beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ, including the roster of fighters you’ll be able to take for a spin. Check it out:
EARLY ACCESS for FighterZ who pre-ordered digitally on X1 or PS4. Starts Jan. 13 from midnight to 11:59pm PST!
Open Beta for ALL starts Jan.14 at midnight & ENDS at 11:59pm PST on the 15th!#DBFighterzBETA
Pre-order your copy: https://t.co/qBSpAZa7qh pic.twitter.com/6kW8DO4LQc
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) January 9, 2018
For those of you not on the DBZ up and up, the eleven fighters (twenty are planned for the roster on full release) available for the beta are:
- Adult Gohan
- Kid Buu
- Android 18
In addition to the characters, the tweet also reveals some of the stages and modes that will be available for the beta. There will be seven playable stages and a few different modes to play, although it seems likely that most players (and the developers) will want to test the online connection in versus battles.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 3v3 fighting game pulling characters from one of the most popular anime series of all time. The open beta will be available for those who have preordered the game on January 13, and for everyone on January 14. It will close January 16. Although a PC version of the game is releasing alongside the PS4 and Xbox One version on January 26, the open beta is only available to PlayStation and Xbox users.
Stay tuned to the Nerd Stash for more information on Dragon Ball FighterZ as it becomes available.