The latest updates for "Dragon Ball FighterZ" will feature a new character added to the roster and possible new game details at Gamescom 2017 this month.

Android 17 coming to the roster

It seems that Bandai Namco Entertainment will add another famous "Dragon Ball" character in "Dragon Ball FighterZ" as voice-actor Chuck Huber accidentally revealed that Android 17 would be added to the game's growing roster. Huber stated during Florida Supercon that he had done his lines for the game after being asked if he will dub the character in "DB Super."

Android 17 is one of the main antagonists in the "Android" saga in "DBZ" anime along with her twin sister Android 18.


The two androids were first hinted by Future Trunks as the latter traveled to the past to warn Son Goku and his friends of their arrival. Android 17 and 18 from Future Trunks' timeline slaughtered Vegeta, Piccolo, and Son Gohan during their battles, and left the entire world in ruins.

The two androids also played a major role in the "Cell" saga as Cell traveled back in time to absorb both 17 and 18 to gain his perfect form. Android 18 was saved by the Z Fighters and joined their ranks, while Android 17 was recently seen in "Super" joining Universe 7 team during the "Tournament of Power" saga.

More details at Gamescom 2017

Bandai Namco Entertainment will be in attendance at the 2017 Gamescom event on Aug. 22-26 as they showcased their line-up of video game titles such as "Ni Nu Kuni 2," "Ace Combat 7," and "Dragon Ball FighterZ."

Day 1 of the event also happens to be the beta registration of "FighterZ," and the Japanese publisher will announce new game details and changes in the 2D fighting game.

The closed beta test will also include nine playable characters: Son Goku, Vegeta, Son Gohan, Frieze, Cell, Majin Buu, Future Trunks, Piccolo, and Krillin.


Android 17 will likely make his appearance during the Gamescom event, teasing gaming and anime fans of a new gameplay trailer.

"Dragon Ball FighterZ" first appeared at E3 2017 as a collaboration between Bandai Namco Entertainment and Arc System Works, who produced the "Guilty Gear" and "BlazBlue" fighting game franchises. The game will feature 3-on-3 battles with memorable characters and settings from the popular anime series.

Bandai Namco also teased that the game will be ported to the Nintendo Switch, but it will depend on the success of "Xeonoverse 2" in the console.

The game will launch on 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms.