It’s no secret that Dragon Ball FighterZ has been sending shockwaves throughout the fighting game community since it first revealed its power level at E3. With Bandai Namco Entertainment enlisting Arc System Works to help craft this iteration’s foray into traditional 2D fighting — and creating a gorgeous landscape for players to destroy by utilizing the power of Unreal Engine 4 and a cell-shaded art style akin to Guilty Gear Xrd — fighting game players and franchise fans alike worldwide are salivating at the chance to trade blows in this new title. Though we’ve already seen plenty of impressions and gameplay footage, the developers have taken great care not to ignore the passionate fans of the franchise’s legendary history!
Based on all available footage we have of the title so far, IKevinX has compiled all of the various references the game makes to the original anime and manga for Goku and Frieza. This showcase displays that — beyond the normals, specials, supers and transformations — everything from ki charging, intro and victory animations, to idle stances and flight patterns, has been meticulously crafted to be as accurate to the source material as possible. You can see both videos below, with episodes on the other announced cast members: Perfect Cell, Vegeta, Teen Gohan and Majin Buu, hopefully coming soon.
What were some of your favorite references? Were there any that you didn’t know about? Let us know in the comments below!
Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released sometime in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.