Meet the 22nd World Martial Arts Champion with Tien’s anime and manga references for Dragon Ball FighterZ

By on November 14, 2017 at 8:00 pm
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For the next round of his anime and manga reference videos for the ever-increasing cast of Dragon Ball FighterZ, IKevinX looks at the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament Champion — and one of the original Z Fighters — Tien Shinhan.

Having his own titular Saga in the original Dragon Ball, as well as being on the front lines during the Siayan Saga, his given the developers quite a bit to work with — despite the fact that he’s wearing his new attire from Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’ and Super. As such, most of his moveset comes from his legendary battles in the 22nd World Martial Arts Tournament against the likes of Yamcha, Jackie Chun and, of course, Goku. Though he also draws on moves used in various video games, his fight with King Piccolo’s son Drum, the Dodonpa, which he only used once in the original manga, and of course assists from Chiaotzu.

We also see his Level 3/Meteor Attack, the Neo Tri-Beam, which was used to pin down Semi-Perfect Cell in a desperate last stand to prevent him from absorbing Android 18 (which in-game will cost his very life force to empower, in exchange for doing massive damage to your foes).

As always, you can see the full video below, along with links to all of IKevinX’s coverage for other characters in DBFZ.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released outside of Japan on January 26th, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam PC, with standard, FighterZ, Ultimate and CollectorZ Editions. A Japanese release will follow on February 1st for the same platforms. An open beta test will also occur sometime before the title’s full release.

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.