It's still unclear if we'll see it become a competitive title at fighting events like EVO, but there's certainly potential.
Editors' Note: This review does not yet have a rating because we are waiting to evaluate online play.
The full list of Dragon Ball FighterZ trophies to be earned has been revealed with an "acquire everything" Platinum trophy topping off the list. Akira Toriyama, the creator of the Dragon Ball franchise, created her character and design himself. End the fight with the right screen-filling fireball, and you'll knock your opponent off of the planet.
These might be the basic controls of Dragon Ball FighterZ, but what about executing some of the powerful Special Moves, like Frieza's Death Ball or Goku's Super Kemehameha?
We've still got to do some online testing when the servers are up, but the offline lobby for Dragon Ball FighterZ suggests this is going to be a good 'un.
The game's auto-combo system allows you to perform flashy attack chains by mashing buttons, though you can rack up way more damage if you take the time to craft your own strings. This strategical choice will have an impact on fighting abilities in future fights.
In battle sequences, too, this is a stunning looking game.
It certainly helps that Dragon Ball FighterZ' 21-character base roster feels remarkably diverse. There are over two minutes of footage to get you hyped up for this week's big release. Even universal moves such as heavy attacks and Ki Blasts can vary wildly different between characters, and each fighter's unique assist move adds a ton of strategy to team building.
"Dragon Ball FighterZ, then, is the fighting game for everyone".
But while the graphics and fan service are the game's most obvious selling points what makes it of interest to all gamers is that this is a genuinely great fighting game.
At the same time, there are a lot of different options available for the more serious player to develop tactically, with that one special bar contributing to a number of different moves both offensive and defensive. The whole thing feels meaty, with multiple paths and unlockable side stories, and doubles as a solid tutorial that steadily introduces new mechanics and fighters. Detractors may argue that the game still doesn't do anything particularly new, but as a Dragon Ball fighting game this is a near flawless experience. We've collected a sample of Dragon Ball FighterZ reviews in our roundup below, which we'll continue to update as more reviews are published closer to the game's release. I'm eager to see how FighterZ holds up once the game hits the wild, and will report back once I do. The game is scheduled to arrive to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam on January 26. While in another feature reminiscent of Capcom's Marvel tie-ins you can collect dragon balls as you fight, and once you have all seven your wish is granted.