Over time, the Dragon Ball license has been entitled to a very large number of video game adaptations. And even though these adaptations were tied to different genres, things often revolved around combat, RPG, or Beat ’em All. For the next adaptation of Akira Toriyama’s legendary work, Bandai Namco Entertainment obviously wanted to offer something different.
Bandai Namco Entertainment just announced Dragon Ball: The Breakers, a brand new game inspired by the famous manga. With this new title developed by Dimps (DBZ Budokai), the Japanese publisher obviously wants to offer something different. Indeed, we are talking about asymmetric online multiplayer.
According to the Japanese publisher, the games of Dragon Ball: The Breakers divide the players into two camps. On one side is the “Bad. ”The latter corresponds to one of the famous antagonists of Dragon Ball (the video using Cell but the first artwork of the game also shows Frieza and Majin Buu).
Cell vs Oolong
On the other side are “Survivors“Without powers and much weaker. Among these last ones will be a priori avatars of players but also famous characters like Bulma and Oolong. Here is how the editor describes the concept of the game:
These ordinary civilians trapped in a time rift where space-time is disrupted will have to cooperate to fend off the Villain and use the super time machine. To escape their terrible enemy, players will be able to use various items on the battlefield.
According to the first information about Dragon Ball: The Breakers, the games will take place on large maps with destructible environments. Players will be able to customize their protagonists. And they will be able to use various objects during the game: grappling hook, weapons, vehicles, etc.
Also note that Bandai Namco Entertainment says game saves will link to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 saves. The editor does not provide additional information on this subject for the moment. But he still promises to do so “in the near future. “
Dragon Ball The Breakers will he be able to make his hole?
Obviously, Dragon Ball: The Breakers won’t be a faithful adaptation of Dragon Ball’s story. The characters involved as well as the situations shown in the first trailer are proof of that. And from a technical point of view, the game is clearly not intended to be a showcase.
To be successful, Dragon Ball: The Breakers will need concrete gameplay. And frequent updates that will keep Dragon Ball fan players coming. At the time of this writing, the business model of the game has not been disclosed.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers is slated for release next year on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. The game will logically be compatible with the PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. And according to Bandai Namco Entertainment, a closed beta will take place soon.
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