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Dragon Ball FighterZ is the most successful fighting game ever!

All credit to photographer/owner. — by Source: Google
All credit to photographer/owner. — by Source: Google

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2.5D fighting game developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Based on the Dragon Ball franchise, it was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in most regions in January 2018, and in Japan the following month.

The gameplay borrows concepts from several other fighting games, primarily the Marvel vs. Capcom series' control scheme and team mechanics, with three primary attack buttons and one unique action button plus a few others. Unlike the Arc System Works-developed Extreme Butouden, FighterZ plays out in a scheme much closer to many other of the traditional Arc System Works-developed fighting games (via running on the same graphics as Guilty Gear Xrd). The three primary attack buttons unlike in other fighting games come with a twist; light attacks are the same as in other games, while medium attacks are a mix of both traditional medium and heavy attacks, while a heavy attack is a move that knocks the opponent away with a heavy blow. The unique action button by itself, or with a direction or special move motion allows for a ki blast or ki-based special moves to be performed.

There are 24 playable characters with of course more characters added as paid content (DLC).

Some of the most famous and iconic characters in-game are:

  • Krillin
  • Piccolo
  • Trunks
  • Yamacha
  • Vegeta
  • Goku
  • Cell
  • Frieza
  • Kid buu
  • Gotenks
  • Ten Shin Han

There is seven stages or maps if you prefer:

  • Rocky Arena
  • World Tournament Arena
  • Cell Games Arena
  • West City
  • Planet Namek
  • Space

The game also has a 3v3 fighting system, first of it's kind. When you are low on HP (Health Points), you can click a particular command, and your ally or friend will take your place while you heal a bit.

There are more than 32 unique commands, some of them are:

  • Air Recovery
  • Assist Cooldown
  • Counter Hit
  • Ground Recovery
  • Ki Charge
  • Meteor Attack
  • Super Dash
  • Z Combo
  • Super Attack
  • Sparking Blast

SuperData's report shows that gamers spend $8,9 billion on games across all platforms, just in January this year. Despite Dragon Ball FighterZ was 6th on the list for Console games it got the title of most successful fighting game digital console launch of all time.

Despite its relatively late launches around January 26th they managed to sell over 1,500,000 digital consoles units.

It had a massive success on PC as well, the first weekend after release it peaked at around 44,234 concurrent players on Steam. The previous record was around ~18,766 which was held by TEKKEN 7.

We can see the rise of digital consoles year by year. It grows almost 57% per year.

Dragon Ball FighterZ reached the second spot in the sales charts in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

Many of traditional publication houses gave considerable grades to this game:

  • Game informer 9,25/10
  • GameSpot 9/10
  • IGN 8,5/10
  • EGM 9/10
  • Famitsu 36/40

An interesting fact is that this game has Japanese voices by default instead of English voices.

What are you waiting, go ahead buy it and try it! We here at Small Teaser will test it in few hours, and maybe we see each other on the battlefield. GL&HF

This article was originally published on @vaske