Dragon Ball FighterZ combines the license of the legendary anime/manga with the mechanics of a competitive fighting video game that will be at Evolution Championship Series (EVO), the popular video game sporting event, this year. The game has been announced for the Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC/Steam. One key current-gen platform which FighterZ is missing from is the Switch, Nintendo’s portable-ready, home-gaming system.
We at Anime Games Online have great interest to play Dragon Ball FighterZ on the Nintendo Switch so we made our tweet on Twitter to garner interest to see if other fans shared our desires. This tweet wasn’t just a random, willy nilly, tweet. It was made because at E3 this year, Dragon Ball FighterZ producer, Tomoko Hiroki, mentioned it is absolutely possible to bring Dragon Ball FighterZ to the Nintendo Switch. There was no difficulty for the developers to port over Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo Switch has enough power to back Dragon Ball FighterZ, without any question. The missing piece to bring FighterZ to Switch was fan requests. Hiroki-san said if fans continue to request Dragon Ball FighterZ on the Nintendo Switch, then developer Arc System Works will create a Nintendo Switch version.
And thus, we posted a tweet in a manner that would allow Bandai Namco America and Bandai Namco Europe to hear our voices and the voices of fans directly. After just two days, the tweet received over fourteen thousand retweets. We immediately also sent Bandai Namco an e-mail as an extra measure to show them the energy we’ve gathered from the community. Since then, the tweet has had an additional seven thousand plus retweets for over twenty-one thousand retweets. We’ve embeded the tweet in this post below for you to see.
We’ve shown Bandai Namco the interest is there. It would be a mutually beneficial act to bring FighterZ to Switch. We, the fans, get the game we want on the platform we want and Bandai Namco receives a lot of sales! Afterall, twenty-one thousand multiplied by the estimated retail value of FighterZ ($59.99 USD) is quite the pretty penny in sales – $1,259,790 USD.
Of course, twenty-one thousand is just the surface. Based on the number of retweets, we expect sales to be much higher if FighterZ were to be on Switch since we’re 100% sure many fans interested in the game on Switch may not have either retweeted for personal/privacy/language-barrier reasons, because they didn’t see the tweet at all, or because they don’t have a Twitter account to retweet. Plus Nintendo expects sales of the Switch to hit 10 million units by the end of this fiscal year so the potential for Dragon Ball FighterZ to exceed over twenty-one thousand is quite great! After all, FighterZ is not only a competitive fighter that is event-bound, but also a game based on a franchise that has a huge fan-base. And the Switch is the only platform out there that can officially be played at home on a TV and on the go.
No announcements by Bandai Namco Entertainment have been made as of yet in regards to a Dragon Ball FighterZ for the Nintendo Switch, but we are quite hopeful thanks to your responses via retweets on Twitter! If and when we hear anything on Dragon Ball FighterZ, we hope to let you know right here on Anime Games Online!
— Anime Games Online (@animegamesonline) June 18, 2017
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Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 3-vs-3 team battle fighting game in development by Arc System Works, the same developer as the acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are straight out of the Dragon Ball series. It will will incorporate ultra high-speed battles and various flashy moves, including Goku’s iconic Kamehameha. Dragon Ball FighterZ will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in early 2018.