Dragon Ball FighterZ continues to add to its already sizeable selection of characters. But the latest additions are definitely a blast from the past. The other day, Bandai Namco Entertainment streamed reveal trailers for the game’s newest additions. ‘Base Goku’ and ‘Base Vegeta’ join in on the action.
The two new fighters represent Goku and Vegeta as they appeared during the Saiyan Saga of the series (and possibly the Namek Saga?). Vegeta sports his classic armor and even has his tail. On top of that, both fighters make use of classic moves from that era of the series, including the Galick Gun and Kaioken. Perhaps they’ll have a unique interaction harking back to that iconic beam clash between the two? What about their interactions with other characters? Will Vegeta blow away Nappa like he does in the show? Maybe a depiction of Goku’s Spirit Bomb attempt on Frieza? They’re all possibilities.
Bandai plans to feature eight fighters for purchase as part of the FighterZ Pass. Thus far, these include Broly, Bardock, Fused Zamasu, and Vegito Blue. This leaves two more characters, as of yet unannounced. So who could be left? Dragon Ball Z isn’t exactly low on characters to choose from. The Dragon Ball Xenoverse series includes an enormous roster of characters, including ones likely to be overlooked. But it may not be unreasonable to expect at least one character from the Tournament of Power arc to appear. Caulifla, Kale, Kefla, Toppo, and Jiren all have the potential, based on popularity alone. Also, the Super version of Android 17 is possible. Other Dragon Ball Super characters, such as Cabba and Frost, also have a following.
A data-mined list from a while back actually syncs up pretty well with the latest confirmed characters. If it’s anything to go by, then Dragon Ball Super Android 17 and Cooler are the holdouts. But it isn’t confirmed. In the meantime, Goku and Vegeta join the fight in August.
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