Gather the Dragon Balls with Maximilian’s guide to the Shenron system in Dragon Ball FighterZ

By on January 16, 2018 at 2:00 pm
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Taking a brief break from his full roster character breakdowns, this video from Maximilian tackles one of the more mysterious and controversial mechanics in the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ, the Shenron system.

As we’ve reported previously, this mechanic involves both players collecting all seven of the Dragon Balls by performing various combos on their opponents, which will then ignite a race between both teams to summon Shenron and gain possession of the wish he will bestow upon the successful trio, with four options, such as reviving fallen teammates, gaining an additional Sparking Blast, recovering your team’s blue health, and fully healing your point character.

During the game’s open beta test (and its battle tutorials), Maximilian was able to fully show off how the Balls are collected, as well as successfully summoning the Eternal Dragon for a wish. It’s now confirmed that the Balls are gained by either player successfully finishing a full Light Auto Combo. Once all seven Balls are gathered from seven complete auto combos, the first player to land an eighth full light auto combo — while they have a full seven-bar Ki gauge — will earn the rights to the wish. (We also get a glimpse at some new alternate colors for Future Trunks and Tien, which sees his current Dragon Ball Super attire adorned with his classic Crane School colors from the original Dragon Ball, an awesome throwback for longtime fans of the character.)

You can see a full visual demonstration of the process, as well as hear Max’s full thoughts on the Shenron system in the video below.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam outside of Japan on Friday, January 26th, with a release for the Land of the Rising Sun following on the same platforms on Thursday, February 1st.

Source: Maximilian Dood

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