Dragon Ball Z fans rejoice! A new video game based on the beloved anime series was announced, but this time as an RPG!
Free your soul, dragon soul!
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe announced today, via their Twitter, that a new Dragon Ball Z game is in the works. This isn’t the biggest shock since video game companies have been cashing in on the anime’s success with video game adaptations since way back in 1986 with Dragon Ball: Dragon Daihikyō.
However, what makes this announcement so interesting is the fact that it’s being called an action RPG. As most fans probably know by now, DBZ games have primarily been fighting games in some shape or form. You might explore some of the worlds, but most of the gameplay consists of you using fighting combos to defeat your enemies. It’s not exactly the sort of gameplay you’d expect in an action RPG such as Dark Souls, The Legend of Zelda, or Kingdom Hearts. It’s also not following the same trend that most anime adapted games tend to follow which is becoming a JRPG with turned-based battles. That may be a relief for some fans as turned-based battles can really slow down gameplay, and DBZ is known for the speedy battles and moves.
In 2019, the project of a New Game focusing on the World of Dragon Ball Z begins!
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More information to be revealed at the DRAGON BALL FighterZ World Tour Finals in January 26th ~ 27th https://t.co/K8tc4BvnZa
— BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe (@BandaiNamcoEU) January 16, 2019
Dragon Ball Game Project Z Action RPG is likely just a place holder title. It’s there to let fans know what directions they’re planning to take the game in. Really though, what a relief because that’s quite the lengthy title, even for a DBZ game. Its creation marks the success of Bandai Namco’s latest DBZ game, Dragon Ball FighterZ. Aside from the title, there were no other details for the game. However, fans won’t have to wait long! More news is set to be revealed during the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals. They are being held from January 26th to the 27th.