Dragon Ball FighterZ: Earns Multiple E3 Awards, Social Mentions, Only 20% Finished

The 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has come to a close. The event had many praiseworthy games on display for event-goers to experience – from Assassins Creed Origins to Mario Odyssey to Skyrim. One game, however, stood above the rest. A fighting game, based on a legendary franchise featuring one of the most iconic heroes of all time that has been watched and read by millions of fans around the world. In development by Arc System Works and to be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment worldwide in early 2018, that award-winning game was Dragon Ball FighterZ!

You can see in the image below from the E3 showfloor, Dragon Ball FighterZ received, to our count, at least 20 awards, and those are just the one in view of the image below. This includes being labeled as the 2017 winner by popular gaming website GameSpot.

What makes this accomplishment even more praiseworthy is the percentage the game is complete. Dragon Ball FighterZ producer Tomoko Hiroki in an interview by Korean website Ruliweb, mentioned the game is only 20% complete! In other words Dragon Ball FighterZ, this game, it isn’t even in it’s final form yet.

The Internet has been buzzing about Dragon Ball FighterZ by Dragon Ball and fighting game fans alike. Social intelligence platform, Brandwatch was monitoring the buzz and is reporting almost 40,000 mentions of the game were made from June 10 to June 13. This makes it the eighth most talked about game during that period of time.

Just how far can Dragon Ball FighterZ go? Will the final form of the game be as praiseworthy as the E3 demo was? We surely hope so! And you can be certain we at Saiyan Island will be passionately following this latest video game in the legendary Dragon Ball franchise!

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Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 3-vs-3 team battle fighting game in development by Arc System Works, the same developer as the acclaimed Guilty Gear fighting game franchise. Dragon Ball FighterZ delivers an explosive, action-packed game that combines classic 2D fighting with advanced 3D character models that look and feel as if they are straight out of the Dragon Ball series. It will will incorporate ultra high-speed battles and various flashy moves, including Goku’s iconic Kamehameha. Confirmed playable characters thus far include Goku (normal, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 3, Frieza (Final Form, Golden) Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, Vegeta (normal and Super Saiyan), Perfect Cell, and Majin Buu. Dragon Ball FighterZ will be published by Bandai Namco Entertainment in early 2018.

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  • Ahtma ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵉᵖᶦᵗᵃᵖʰ

    Man, this is insane. First Dragon Ball Super merch starts selling comparable to Gunpla, and now DB FighterZ actually stands poised to have its own fighting game scene amongst competitive players.

  • It’ll probably be in many competitive tournaments! I can’t wait to get my hands on it! It looks amazing! Needs more characters though. I wanna main Goku Black.

  • FourthWaveX

    It is , check below .

  • FourthWaveX

    Seeing the Demand , having Goku Black Rose and Hit is a must have for the game.
    Couting Vegito Blue and Fused Zamasu maybe?
    Now for GT and Movie characters (Besides staples Legendary SSJ Broly and Bardock normal and SSJ) They wont be on this game.

  • uhMayzedHD

    AC of all things Lol. I’m shock DB game so high I’m suprise call me shock

  • Popo

    What

  • Ruben Perez

    I believe Dragon Ball FighterZ should not be rushed and release early 2018. The game should be tested and reviewed more and release around May 2018.

  • Ahtma ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵉᵖᶦᵗᵃᵖʰ

    It’s Japanese for “wonderful.”

  • Since we’re talking about Arc System Works here then no worries.

  • Popo

    What’s Japanese for “nerd”?

  • NinetalesCommander

    Wait…this is only 20% and they’re planning for early 2018? Why do I suddenly get the feeling this game is not gonna have as many characters as we think it will?

  • Error404

    20 characters max should be enough. Character balance is the biggest issue and having rosters like XV will most likely destroy that.

  • Popo

    Could’ve sworn they said 25 characters. How much did you think it’d have?

  • Hider Xera

    Weeaboo

  • Kamuikenshi

    Arc System Works games never have a big roster.

  • So many blondes with blue eyes.

  • Popo

    Thanks fam.

  • I thought is was Nerudo.

  • Basil Hawkins (The Mage)

    exactly

  • Basil Hawkins (The Mage)

    no we YOU

  • Masashi Hideaki

    It’s ironic how DBFZ’s rival MVCI got balled out of the park by MVCI by a huge margin.

    only 20% in, yet already winning awards and nominations left and right lmfaooo.

  • Masashi Hideaki

    It’s a very weird day and year to live in as a DB fan, to suddenly witness a DB game, an ANIME AND MANGA property suddenly getting praised alot.

    That says alot.

  • KDG

    Hopefully the visuals of this game will entice developers of future 3D DBZ games to step their graphics and effects game up so I can have a truly satisfying experience in the future.

  • gogeta207

    i love blue but its green

  • Thought Anthem would be at a higher mention, but yay for DBFZ, can always count on Arc sys to deliver.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Assassin greed origin has more compare to GOW, Spiderman, Anthem, and so on……I find this hard to believe

  • Masso

    This exactly, also they could add characters as DLC that are actually worth buying.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    MVCI fail to amaze their fans

  • Anthony_weaver86

    IKR! I feel like AC payed the media lol

  • uhMayzedHD

    I said the same thing I’m shock

  • Agreed

  • Anthony_weaver86

    That has to be a mistake cause no one didn’t even mention how hype they are for it.

  • uhMayzedHD

    Yeah and AC has been hated past couple of years.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    More like forgotten

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Okay besides this chart of lies lol, what super hero would you like to see in spiderman?

    I would like to see.
    Captian America
    Ironman (due to their rivalry)
    Black Panther
    Spider Qwen
    Deadpool
    X men (highly doubt it)
    Cloak&Dagger

  • Whatever

    It’s not quite sudden though. Dragon Ball has always been a huge property that has fans beyond that of the usual Anime and Manga community. It’s probably the most talked about anime franchise (that was adapted from the manga) in the West (or perhaps even internationally). There’s definitely a lot of interest when it comes to DB. You just need the right tools to exploit it. From my understanding, this type of 2.5D fighting game is actually what gamers have wanted and hence brought in the high amounts of praise. Though yeah, it did kind of catch me by surprise. I really never expected this to do so well. Then again, if you think about it, it may not be all that surprising since when it comes to DB, it has always enjoyed a fanbase that rivaled even the most popular franchises out there. And now if you’re going to make a game that everybody wants, you can easily create some buzz among anime and non-anime fans alike.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    …..how is Destiny 2 have more rates than GOW, I’m not sure if I should be happ, mad, or confused

  • Di

    see dimps? this is how you make a good dbz game

  • Menacing~~~

    AC being the most mentioned is bs. I’ve only heard people talking about DBFZ, Spiderman and Mario.

  • Di

    20? this isnt their first db game, the roster will be probably around 30

  • Di

    and mvc, the evil within 2 and metroid

  • Patches

    There really wasn’t much competition

  • Anthony_weaver86

    I said the same thing

  • randy191993

    Mentions. That’s only mentions. It has nothing to do with rates.

  • randy191993

    It’s not a good idea to share so much when the game is so incomplete. That’s a mistake Square did with Kingdom Hearts 3 and as usual, Bandai didn’t learn. People will get hyped way too early, which means the hype is over way too early and you can only go two ways:

    1. release the game when it’s done, and everyone has already forgotten about your game or
    2. Notice people are starting to forget your game, so rush it out buggy and unfinished and fix the rest with DLC:

    Knowing bandai, it will probably the number 2. Either way will hurt your sales though.

    That’s less of a problem for Kingdom Hearts, people have waited for over 10 years for that one, they’re not going to forget it at any point. If Valve now said they aim to release Half Life 3 in 2022 you bet people would remember that. But for a comparably small game like random Dragonball Fighter #36? That#s not gonna work out.

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Duh

  • dtrex

    Only handful of good games announced not much surprise this got though the cracks

  • This is news?

  • Legendairy Supa-Sand

    This ain’t bandai/dimps lmao, arc system will actually do good.

  • NinetalesCommander

    Except there’s a big problem with that, the game has a 3 vs 3 gameplay system which means a small roster would get very repetitive very fast.
    If this was a 1 vs 1 then sure, 20 to 30 would be fine but it’s not.

  • NinetalesCommander

    I’ve never heard them say 25 characters, where did you get that information?

  • NinetalesCommander

    BlazBlue Central Fiction has over 30 fighters which is a good roster in my opinion. Also, I never said it would have a big roster, but I at least would like 30 characters.

  • Legendairy Supa-Sand

    Calling bs that AC beat everything else, or even how SWBF2 lost to Skyrim VR.

  • NinetalesCommander

    A good DBZ game? Have you tried Dragonball Z Budokai 3? That game is often hailed as the best DBZ Game and Dimps made it.
    Also, Dragonball Xenoverse 2 is awesome in my opinion.

  • Legendairy Supa-Sand

    “in my opinion”

  • Salty xenoblade aint on that list

  • Error404

    3v3, 1v1, 10v10. That doesn’t change the fact that if they’re aiming this game towards being an EVO-worthy type of game, it needs to have balance. Yes there are fighting games with a big roster that’s present in EVO but each of the characters are unique. In Dragon Ball, it’s mostly about transformation. Are you going to have separate versions of Goku? Goku, SSJ Goku, SSJ2 Goku, SSJ3 Goku, SSJ4 Goku, SSJG Goku, SSJB Goku? It’s basically a clone of the base Goku. How are you going to balance each of the characters power level? Is SSJB Goku going to be the strongest? There in lies the problem with wanting too many characters. Even if it’s a 20 character roster that’s 3v3, you still have plenty of combinations to go around. Sure down the line they can add characters via DLC, that’s not a problem. But to start off with 50 characters and have balance issues? It’s a huge turn off for me IMHO.

  • Error404

    I’d give you a half upvote because of that comment on you liking XV2 but like you said “it’s your opinion.” Budokai 3 is one of the best DBZ games and Dimps did a hell of a job with it. People seem to often forget how good those DBZ games were on the PS2.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Not BS at all. AC is a popular game that people are used to seeing every year. Since they took a year off to work on the next AC game a bit longer, I’m not surprised it’s the most talked about game since it’s back now.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Don’t think anyone has forgotten about the 3rd Kingdom Hearts game. Most people I know who never played any of the games, including me, knows it will be out. The hype may be down, but once it gets closer to coming out, it will be hype again. EVERYONE knows about that game coming out, whenever that is, so I think they did their job right this once.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Don’t know why people keep arguing against this when it’s a fact. lmao

  • That boi waddup

    Spiderman beat this im done lul

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Budakai 3. Good times. I think Budokai, the original, was the best, following with Budokai 3 right behind.

  • CEO of Trashbin Records Inc.

    of course it did…

  • CEO of Trashbin Records Inc.

    its not dimps’ fault. they were only following treevax

  • That boi waddup

    Eh i guess just thought people Wouldn’t cared for that game much

  • That boi waddup

    Abunch people still waiting for kh3 trust me that hype wont die down

  • That boi waddup

    Feel like the game will be forgotten idk just have that feeling if they take awile with this game //p.S my opinion

  • Central Fiction is the culmination of 7 games in total including their expansions which was released over a multiple year basis. Blazblue CT started out with just 12 characters.

    DBFZ is said to have atleast 20-25 characters according to an insider leak in neogaf.


  • It’s Spiderman.

  • CEO of Trashbin Records Inc.

    I’ve been hearing about it all over the place…if theres one thing people appreciate its marvel characters lol

  • Hider Xera

    Spider-Man is one of the top ten Marvel characters and the game has been hyped up since last year and with that beautiful gameplay trailer they showed us it wasn’t even a contest.

  • Di

    they made budokai 3 13 years ago and after that they made that xenosh*t thing that only you and a couple of ppl like

  • Hider Xera

    They don’t wanna believe.

  • Di

    guilty gear hasnt been forgotten even thou its been around since 1998 and it isnt based on a popular anime series that everyone knows so dont expect this to be forgotten

  • Hider Xera

    Lmao

  • Hider Xera

    People would rather talk about Mario + Rabbids than FighterZ lmao.

  • That boi waddup

    Evil within 2 better then both of them to me

  • That boi waddup

    But prefer fighter z over mario

  • The Real Tobi (Cana)

    Sick of Captain America. Ironman is coo, doubt Black Panther as it doesn’t make sense, doubt Spider Gwen as that’s alt universe could happen though. Deadpool makes sense. I’d say the usual Daredevil, Luke Cage, Elektra, etc. Possibly X-Men as past Spiderman games have had several of them in, but with contracts these days I doubt it.

    Most likely any SHIELD or New York Superhero.

  • uhMayzedHD

    Wait Wait a sec Metroid Prime 4 is 2nd?!… WTF is there to talk about it’s a title screen? I would understand if they had a trailer or gameplay! Gamers gotten super weird since PS3/360 Generation started

    Yo Yo Fam You see that Metroid Prime 4 Title Screen? You saw how that 4 is bigger than the other letters!… PREORDER!!!

  • Megalan

    You mad?

  • Megalan

    You salty, bro?

  • Hider Xera

    No. Should I be?

  • Anthony_weaver86

    There is a spiderman and black panther comic

  • DarkDemonAku

    People have been wAiting for this sequel for years, it’s not a surprise.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    It’s a classic. ‘nough said.

  • DarkDemonAku

    Of course he’s mad, that’s what lmao stands for.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Or naw

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Ignorance at its highest.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Exactly. Duh!

  • uhMayzedHD

    I know people been waited but it’s a “Title Screen” You can’t tell nothing if the game looks good or not or like what they see from the trailer.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Yeah, I was more excited for this years E3. Kinda disappointed. I don’t remember last years E3, but 2015 E3 was great. Fallout 4 was introduced before I ever knew what a Fallout game was. Extremely unique game. If they ever made remakes for the PS4, which MIGHT be possible, I would get it.

  • The first and second Fallout games wouldn’t feel right in the gameplay style of 4. And honestly Fallout 4 wasn’t too good of a game, New Vegas and 2 were the best in the series.

  • DarkDemonAku

    People have been waiting and they confirmed it. That’s enough.

  • Just it’s existence is enough to get people excited about it, they don’t have to show a trailer for the game’s announcement.

  • Rodrigo Monterier

    Why is Minecraft so high?

  • Sakata Gintoki

    yeah

  • Wally (Rebirth)

    Dragon rush was the best thing in Budokai 3

  • Rojai

    It’s Minecraft……

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Well, I’m expecting them to use new gen tech when they remake the games. Never played any of those, but which I can, but I can’t go back to those graphics anymore. lol

  • Gent

    Wow

  • Gent

    Ac is the best bro

  • Gent

    Of course

  • Gent

    Or it’s just to gud

  • Aziiz

    What about kingdom hearts 🙂 ..

  • Anthony_weaver86

    No

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Go home

  • Gent

    I already am in my home

  • Anthony_weaver86

    Than go to sleep

  • Gent

    Stfu don’t tell me what to do

  • NinetalesCommander

    Really? A couple of people? Is that why I can still log into the multiplayer server and find loads of people playing the game even to this day? Look, I respect the opinion of people not liking DBX2 but don’t be an elitist about it.
    Honestly, why do people have to be this way?

  • NinetalesCommander

    I liked the dragon rush but I don’t think it was the best thing. Personally I really loved the beam struggles and the general pacing of the fighting felt so good.

  • NinetalesCommander

    Yeah but he said “Arc System Works games never have a big roster” and since BlazBlue Central Fiction is an arc system works game, I felt the need to bring that up.
    Of course I know that BlazBlue Central Fiction has all the characters just past games but regardless, the fact that BlazBlue Central Fiction has a good sized roster but is a game by Arc System Works, it does contradict what he said.

  • NinetalesCommander

    I never said we should have multiple versions of 1 character, while I’m fine with games like Dragonball Xenoverse doing that because it’s not really aimed to be a competitive game, that wouldn’t work here because this is being designed to be a competitive game.
    But this is precisely my issue with 3 vs 3 games with a small roster, you see this many characters this often and the game ends up being a bore because all the characters have become super-regular.
    And on top of that, with how many characters are beloved in Dragonball Z, 20 slots would have to be focused on fan-favourites to be able to draw people in so most of those would end up being characters we’ve already seen plenty of like Future Trunks, Gotenks, Krillin, Tien, Piccolo, Vegito, Broly, and so on.
    This leaves little room for more interesting and unexpected picks like Master Roshi, Kami, Yajirobe, and so on.
    So not only would 20 characters get repetitive because of the 3 vs 3 system, most of those would have to be used on characters we’ve already seen plenty of because if they didn’t include them, people would complain and not buy the game.

  • lolcatz6657

    If it had an actual release date, it would be top of the charts. No question about it.

  • Rodrigo Monterier

    Urgh

  • lolcatz6657

    I never really got the appeal of minecraft.

  • Naruto Uzumaki

    I hope we get a release date at D23 next month.

  • That boi waddup

    No one i know plays it so its forgotten to me

  • Di

    no one I know do cocaine but that doesnt mean cocaine is forgotten

  • Di

    so just cause theres still enough ppl to play online means a lot of ppl like it? dude Ive seen a ton of ppl saying they quit playing it and complaining how they barely improved a little after the first game so it isnt even worth buying it

  • NinetalesCommander

    Well…call me crazy but if people are still playing it…doesn’t that mean they like it? Why the fudge would they play it if they didn’t like it? That literally makes no sense. I brought it up because you said “a couple of people” which is a huge under-statement.
    You’re obviously only listening to the negative side, I’m not denying DBX2 isn’t perfect but in my opinion, it’s a lot better than the first game. For every person I’ve seen complain about the game, I’ve seen at least 1 person say how much better it is so clearly it’s a game people are either going to love or hate. Either 1 is not wrong, it’s all based on preference.

  • Rich Garriques

    assassins creed has always been garbage no way I cannot believe social media cares about it. I cant believe I care what social media even thinks of anything. back to real life where that matters.

  • Di

    those that still play it are part of that couple of ppl that like it, its not that hard to understand, no matter how bad a game is you will always find some ppl playing it

  • NinetalesCommander

    “those that still play it are part of that couple of ppl that like it”

    Do I really need to say it?

  • Marpolo13

    You have to keep in mind it’s listed as “mentioned on social media” that means technically every single post could be bashing the game or insulting it and it still counts. It isn’t confined to just good mentioning. Granted I’m not saying that’s what it is, but something to think about.

  • Exkirion

    WAIT, I just realized… With only 6 characters 2 maps and 1 vs mode, it’s ALREADY 20% finished?!

  • Starjun

    “Ignorance”

    Sure.

  • Di

    what you gonna say? another excuse to ignore the fact that just because theres a couple that keep playing that garbage it doesnt mean it is good?

  • Skeith9

    THIS. But that’s how fighting games go in general anyways. Unless they are long running franchises with very minimal revision.

  • Skeith9

    The trailer DIDN’T come out at e3. So it doesn’t technically count. It was revealed a bit earlier (I think?) at the end of a performance by a kh orchestra. Remember the orchestra world tour? That.

    Misinformed sites posted it as an e3 trailer every bloody where.

  • Naruto Uzumaki

    I’m only hoping that this what they showed us so far isn’t all of the 20%

  • NinetalesCommander

    Well “garbage” and “good” are subjective terms, what 1 person thinks is good the other may think is garbage, as you’re helping me demonstrate.
    And what I wanted to say was your very sentence contradicts reality; you say that “only a couple of people” play when in reality if I go onto the Multiple Users mode of DBX2, there’s tons of people playing and flying in Conton City in real-time.
    In short; you’re wrong.

  • ®CodeBreaker™

    Sure, I know you agree.

  • Di

    are you taking a couple as 2 or as multiple ppl? cause if youre taking it as 2 thats the only way you could justify your confusion also good and bad are not subjective, you may think they are but thats what subjectivenes is all about but reality says otherwhise

  • NinetalesCommander

    I’m taking “Multiple people” as literally hundreds of people! Like I’ve said multiple times, if you go to the Multiple People Server in DBX2 you will find literally hundreds of people playing even to this day! And that’s only 1 server! My point is you’re saying “a couple of people” are playing but that’s simply wrong, it’s not just a couple of people, it’s hundreds of people!
    And of course “Good” and “Bad” are subjective, the very fact that you think DBX2 is garbage while I think it is good is evidence of this. It’s called opinions dude.

  • Dem Titties

    square enix let me down this year, DBZ Fighter was truly the winner for me