Plant the seeds of your foe’s destruction with all of the known manga references for Nappa in Dragon Ball FighterZ

By on November 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm
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IKevinX is back with another video of manga references for the cast of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Though he originally intended to wait until more footage of the most-recently announced characters had been shown, he gave in to excitement and decided to compile a reference video for Nappa, based off of his recently-released gameplay trailer.

As it was a fairly quick look at the bald Saiyan warrior, there’s not a ton to see here, but we can tell his attacks obviously draw heavily on his appearance in the Saiyan Saga, from when he and Vegeta invaded Earth in search of the Dragon Balls, following the death of Raditz. His intro animation and several attacks draw from the original material, with his character artwork even being ripped straight out of the manga, in one of his more iconic poses.

He retains his traditionally brutal attack style, with even a shot-for-shot recreation of one of his assaults against Tien. Notable, however, is that his animation for planting Saibamen is not an exact match, though the attacks shown from the Cultivating Men certainly are, including the Saibaman Bomb. Lastly, we see two of Nappa’s supers: his signature Volcano Explosion and his Level 3, Break Cannon. You can see the full video below.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released in North America and Europe on January 26th, 2018, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam PC. A Japanese release on those same platforms will follow on February 1st.

Source: IKevinX

Arkansas-based freelance journalist who enjoys fighting games of all sorts. When he's not grinding out setups, he enjoys watching anime and wrestling.