Dragon Ball FighterZ: Over 10 Stages, Extreme Butoden Inspiration for Game

Posted on August 14, 2017

Popular Japanese news website, Famitsu recently interviewed Dragon Ball FighterZ Producer Tomoko Hiroki and Director Junya Motomura (from developer Arc System Works) on Bandai Namco Entertainment’s latest video game entry into the Dragon Ball Z series. Motomura-san is the man in glasses while Hiroki-san is the woman in the striped shirt pictured below.

Hiroki-san reveals Dragon Ball FighterZ was inspired by the 2015 fighter, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden for the Nintendo 3DS. It was developed by Arc System Works as well and Bandai Namco Entertainment came to them to develop a console version of the game.

Dragon Ball FighterZ was shown at E3 this year as well as at EVO. A feature that will be in the final version of the game that wasn’t in the demo was that when players switch characters, in certain cases they will yell certain lines. While examples were not given, it was mentioned in the interview, some lines will be specific to the opponent.

Famitsu pointed two stages have been shown for Dragon Ball FighterZ so far – Planet Namek and the Tenkaichi Budokai stage. Hiroki-san revealed over 10 stages are planned, more will be shown as development of the game continues.

Those were the interesting tidbits of information from the interview. You can read the full interview at Famitsu.com

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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.