Revealed at Jump Festa back in December, Dragon Ball FighterZ has “Dramatic Productions”: special cutscenes that play at the beginning and end of a match, depending on the characters and the stage you pick. They replicate key scenes from the anime, like Goku defeating Kid Buu with the Super Spirit Bomb or Gohan disintegrating Cell with the Father-Son Kamehameha, but in the DBFZ engine. While the open beta showed off the Goku vs. Frieza Dramatic Production, IGN have been able to show off some of the other Dramatic Finishes you’ll see in Dragon Ball FighterZ.
First off is Goku ending Kid Buu with the Super Spirit Bomb — finishing off one of the most divisive Sagas in DBZ history.
Here is a recreation of the final fight between Goku and Beerus from the Battle of Gods movie.
Here’s both the introduction to the Cell vs. SSJ2 Gohan fight, as well the big green bugman getting wasted by said angry teenager.
Pour one out for Lord Yamcha, as here he is getting blown to smithereens by the Saibamen.
And in case you didn’t see it in the beta, here is Goku becoming Super Saiyan for the first time against Frieza.
In most cases, you activate a Dramatic Finish by finishing a match off with a heavy “smash attack” on a specific stage. For Gohan killing Cell, you have to start the match in the Cell Games Arena, and then finish Cell off in the Wasteland — by causing a stage transition during the fight.
This certainly aren’t all of the Dramatic Productions in the game — the Jump Festa trailer showed at least two more, those being Trunks cutting Frieza into tiny pieces and Chiaotzu sacrificing himself in the Z-Warriors’ fight against Nappa. There could be more Dramatic Finishes than this, so start thinking of potential matches to test out when Dragon Ball FighterZ launches next week — or try them in the extended beta tonight.