Dragon Ball Z” games are a dime a dozen, and most do not attempt to tread far from the main story arcs of the anime. Do not get us wrong, the anime's plots are fine and fun to play through, but it can get rather dull playing through the same story points over and over again. “Xenoverse” did try, to be fair, even though most of the individual missions were still take directly from the show.

Thankfully, “Dragon Ball FighterZ” will not be going through the same three arcs from the series. Arc System Works confirmed that they created an entirely original story which focuses on Android 16, of all people.


Details are still sketchy, but it seems the burly cyborg is revived and goes on a rampage to eradicate all heroes. Anyway, it sounds like something new and should be a blast to play through.

A fighting game's story mode is far from the most important part, but Arc System Works is known for creating robust and in-depth narratives for their catalog. This is especially apparent in their “Guilty Gear” and “BlazBlue” franchises.

Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta playable in 'Dragon Ball FighterZ'

This news should come as no surprise, but both Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta are playable in “Dragon Ball FighterZ.” Players who are not familiar with Arc System Works should prepare themselves as the cast included in their titles will not match something like “Dragon Ball Budokai Tenkaichi.”

Dragon Ball FighterZ” will offer quality over quantity, as the developer's playable characters tend to take a considerable amount of time to master, with each one controlling differently.

Android 18 joins the cast with Android 16

With the announcement of the cyborg focused story mode, it seems redundant to confirm that Android 16 is playable. Joining the softly spoken robot is Android 18, who is the 11th announced new character for “FighterZ.” As Android 17 has not been mentioned, until this point, he might not be involved in the plot.

Besides the two playable versions of Goku, Vegeta, and the two Androids, Arc System Works designed playable versions of Krillin, Piccolo, Gohan, Future Trunks and the three main villains from “Dragon Ball Z.” As before, it is not a massive cast, but each character should be worth trying.


Although some game adaptations of the anime featured a cast of over a 100 playable characters, most tend to control the exact same way, and only a few members of the cast would be worth exploring.