Just a few days ago, leaked images of Arc System Works' brand new "Dragon Ball" fighting game leaked online ahead of its planned 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) unveiling. While the set of screenshots were great and all, they really didn't give much information regarding the new title. Now, the studio has released the official debut trailer for the upcoming game, which is officially titled "Dragon Ball Fighters Z."

2.5D animation style

Past video games from the "Dragon Ball" franchise have mostly been rendered in 3D. However, the upcoming game will be quite different as it will essentially be a combination of both 3D and 2D animation, called 2.5D animation.

This basically means that the visuals will look quite similar to the series' anime as opposed to other three-dimensional games.

Drawn animation combined with 3D effects Camera Angles, and the use the Unreal 4 engine give the game a unique look which has never been seen before within the franchise. Arc System Works is, of course, no stranger to this type of animation style, as it can be seen in some of their other titles, including the ones within the "Persona" and "Guilty Gear" franchises.

Super Saiyan mayhem

Unlike previous games, which involved one-on-one battles, the upcoming game has been revealed to incorporate a 3v3 battle system. This is very similar to games such as those in the "Marvel vs. Capcom" and "Tekken" franchises. It has not yet been made clear if players will be able to control all three characters within a battle, or if one character would act as a support character that can be summoned in the middle of fights.

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Additionally, the game could also feature amazing combination moves and final strikes similar to other games with the same battle system setup.

Confirmed characters

During the Microsoft pre-E3 showcase where the trailer was officially unveiled, there weren't really any details revealed regarding the game's playable characters. However, based on the screenshots and the new trailer, most of the main protagonists and antagonists are going to be included. The characters that are confirmed include Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Cell, Frieza, and Majin Buu. All of the characters' different transformations will also be included, namely transformations such as Golden Frieza and Super Saiyan 3 Goku.

"Dragon Ball Fighters Z" is scheduled to be released sometime in early 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.