Perhaps one of the biggest announcements at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was from Microsoft. During the event, the tech giant announced upcoming arrival “#Dragon Ball Fighter Z.” The name may be a staple already, but it is a completely unique game.

According to Gamerant, the game is somewhat inspired by the titular “Marvel vs. Capcom” franchise. It is already confirmed to arrive on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, though no exact date yet from the developers. Interestingly, it is also coming to another popular platform in the video game industry.

Game coming to Nintendo Switch

Although it remains to be unofficial, the very own producer of the game named Tomoko Hiroki confirmed the possibility.

Advertisements
Advertisements

He said that if there are enough demands from the player base, developing a port for the Nintendo Switch is very much possible. Hiroki, however, iterated that, as of this writing, they are working on the Switch version of “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.” “We want players to first go there, and then we can talk about Fighter Z,” he said.

What Hiroki is actually very clear and it does not need an expert to interpret it. Basically, the possibility of bringing “#Dragon Ball Fighter Z” to Nintendo Switch heavily relies on the success of “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” on the said joy-con. Obviously, if it is successful, then the new game can definitely be ported there. If not, the developers might be having second thoughts. Hiroki said that the “fan demand” can be determined as soon as “Xenoverse 2” arrives on the said joy-con.

Advertisements

The difference between the two games

There is a huge difference between “Dragon Ball Fighter Z” and “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.” The former is by nature a traditional take on the popular franchise, while the latter plays around the element of MMO in both combat and 3D exploration. Since the two differ greatly in mechanics and technicality – despite having based from the same series – there is reason to believe that some players would want to see more of “Fighter Z” on Nintendo Switch than “Xenoverse 2.” This is very likely considering the fact that the two titles also differ in the kind of gameplay they offer.

There is also another reason why #Bandai Namco might be reviewing its options in launching a Switch version of “Dragon Ball Fighter Z.” The company might still be testing the waters of the console, studying if porting a title for it is a good move. This is actually present in any other developers and/or publishers out there.