Enjoy these special pre-battle intros from the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta

By on January 20, 2018 at 3:00 pm
DBFZ Nappa

Throughout the course of its development, we’ve seen several instances where Arc System Works has gone out of their way to provide extremely copious amounts of fanservice in the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ. From recreating attacks and poses from the original source material to the breathtaking Dramatic Productions, which see some of the most iconic scenes in the history of the franchise recreated within the engine, ASW and Bandai Namco have crafted a love letter to this iconic franchise that fans and newcomers alike can enjoy.

With the open beta recently wrapping up, Dragon Ball YouTuber Janemba8000 has captured a myriad of character-specific pre-battle intros featuring the 11 cast members that were available in this test. Given that Android 21’s machinations have revived several classic enemies, it’s extremely satisfying to see the dialogue between the likes of Cell and the now-Adult Gohan, Nappa swearing revenge against Goku for his previous defeat, Beerus declaring the superiority of Gods of Destruction over the Majin race, and other various quips between related characters.

While we previously covered several of the currently-revealed Dramatic Finishes from IGN, we now have another that was released after that article was written.  This new clip features Trunks slicing up Frieza, in a recreation of his first death, on the Rocky Field stage.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam PC next Friday, January 26th, with a Japanese release for the same platforms following on Thursday, February 1st.

Sources: Janemba8000; IGN

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