Last week, a new '#Dragon Ball Z'-based 2-D fighting game took the gaming realm by storm just days ahead of its scheduled official launch at this year's E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo).

What to expect?

'Dragon Ball Fighter Z' launch trailer debuted at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference on Sunday, June 11. The recently announced fighting game is developed by #Arc System Works, the same team that created 'Guilty Gear.' Following in the footsteps of the 'Guilty Gear' franchise, 'Dragon Ball Fighter Z' will also focus on three-versus-three fights featuring several characters from the franchise.

It's no secret that the game developer is an expert when it comes to creating grand 2-D/3-D hybrids.

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The studio's recent 'Guilty Gear' XRD games that shift briskly between the two; look marvelous, and ‘DBFZ’ seems to up the ante by incorporating the 'Dragon Ball Z' dementia and three-on-three battles.

The debut trailer gave avid gamers a brief glimpse of popular characters including Trunks, Vegeta, and Goku, along with giving a peek at other notorious characters including Majin Buu. The recently rolled out reveal also confirmed the existence of Super Saiyan 3 Goku and Golden Frieza.

The upcoming title uses an art style that bears a striking resemblance to the popular anime for what could turn out to be the most appealing 'Dragon Ball'-themed game to hit the store shelves until now.

Fans who fell in love with the visual style of the 'Naruto: Ultimate Storm' series, as well as those who still carry a childhood fascination with the hit Japanese media franchise i.e.

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Dragonball series, 'Dragonball Fighter Z', is likely to sweep you off your feet. The game returns to 2D beat-em-up fundamentals complete with three-on-three battles, powered-up final forms, unbelievable weapons and energy beams just to name a few.

The camera shifts make scene transitions and power-packed moves more cinematic but, it's also worth noting that larger part of the action will occur on just one plane -- coupled with some extremely fast dodging and teleporting.

When is it coming?

If the latest trailer is anything to go by, 'Dragon Ball Fighter Z' is slated to arrive on Xbox One next year. Aside from that, it will have Xbox One X enhancements upon launch. Meanwhile, #Bandai Namco is prepping to run a closed beta on console this summer. The game doesn't seem to be a Microsoft-exclusive; however, the game publisher confirmed it would playable at the E3 video game conference.