While many were hoping that IGN’s Next Big Game would show off two brand new characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ; it turns out that it’s just Ginyu and Nappa. In this episode of Next Big Game, IGN has given players a better look at the leader of the Ginyu Force, Vegeta’s old partner, as well as Crane School disciple Tien.
Similar to Gargos in Killer Instinct, Nappa’s Saibamen act independently once they are summoned, with the initial input determining the type of Saibaman that comes onto the field. In the video, we see Nappa use the heavy version of the Saibaman summon, which does a high hitting jump slash, a projectile acid spit and a low hitting slide before disappearing off screen. Based on the footage, the Saibaman either continues attacking until it gets hit by the opponent, or is disappears once it finishes doing a certain number of attacks.
As for Ginyu, he doesn’t have many attacks of his own — most of his damage comes from calling in his henchmen to attack. According to producer Tomoko Hiroki, you can change the attack of each member of the Ginyu Force based on your input — leading to the possibility that each Ginyu Force member (Recoome, Jeice, Guldo, and Burter) is assigned to a specific attack button (light, medium, heavy, and Ki Blast). For example, a quarter circle forward and heavy may result in Recoome’s Ultimate Fighting Bomber, while a quarter circle back will have him perform a Recoome Kick. Ginyu’s Body Change Technique has also been confirmed to only change characters and health bars, so no stealing your opponent’s meter for a crazy comeback.
At the very end of the video feature, we also got a glimpse of a new move for Tien and yes, you can indeed summon Chiaotzu and make the poor little guy self-destruct. You can see the footage over on the Next Big Game Facebook page, and expect more Dragon Ball FighterZ news during November.