The latest updates for "Dragon Ball FighterZ" will feature a new game announcement at Tokyo Game Show 2017 and Yamcha being added to the roster.

Tokyo Game Show 2017 appearance

Bandai Namco Entertainment will be attending this year's Tokyo Game Show next month and announced their line-up of video game titles such as "Ace Combat 7," "Code Vein," ".hack//G.U. Last Recode," "Digimon: Cyber Sleuth Hacker's Memory," "Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet," "Tekken 7," and "Dragon Ball FighterZ."

The Japanese publisher will have playable demos for "Dragon Ball FighterZ" and "Tekken 7" in their booth at the event, not to mention huge announcements for both video game titles during their panel.


This is probably the new plot details for the alternate "Android" saga wherein android versions of Son Goku, Vegeta, Krillin, and Piccolo destroyed the city and conquered the world.

There is also a new system for the game that will allow players to avoid time outs during matches by adding a couple seconds in the clock after completing a certain stipulation. If the clock drops below ten seconds and a character has been knocked out, the next character will jump in and the clock will reset back to ten. This means that if there is a KO right at the buzzer, the clock will add ten seconds back to extend the time of the match.

Yamcha confirmed in the roster

It seems that another famous "Dragon Ball" character will be added to "FighterZ" roster as Japanese voice actor Toru Furuya confirmed that Yamcha will join the cast. Furuya tweeted that he finished recording his lines for the game, but it is unknown if Yamcha will be a playable fighter in the roster or a character's tag team partner similar to Android 17.

Yamcha is one of Son Goku's oldest friends and a founding member of the Z warriors in the anime franchise. While a powerful martial artist in his own right, the character has been used as a comic relief in the "Dragon Ball" anime shows and movies, and there have been numerous memes about him poking fun of his low power level.


Bandai Namco will launch the closed beta test for the game next month as registered gamers will have a chance to play it with nine playable characters at their disposal. For those who are not able to play the closed beta, they will have another chance at the open beta in January.

Players who pre-ordered the game will have "Super Saiyan Blue" versions of Son Goku and Vegeta as playable characters.

The "CollectorZ" edition will have a 18cm Goku figure, three art board, steel book casing, and the game itself. The game will launch in February 2018 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.