To everyone’s surprise, Bandai Namco announced a few days ago the development of a new video game adaptation of Dragon Ball, with the very asymmetrical The Breakers. There have been many questions since then: here are the first answers.
Far from the conventions of the fighting game in two or three dimensions, the new game from Dimps will therefore take the form of an asymmetrical survival game, as the producer of Dragon Ball The Breakers, Ryosuke Hara, who already occupied this cap for Dragon Ball Z Kakarot:
The protagonists are ordinary civilians who suddenly find themselves trapped in a temporal phenomenon. These civilians find themselves in the middle of what is called a time rift, a world where time and space intertwine.
While most Dragon Ball games feature fights between characters who all possess superhuman powers, Dragon ball The Breakers will emphasize the big difference in power between Super Villains and normal humans. This element is regularly represented in the manga, but this game will allow you to discover this aspect for the first time.
Dragon Ball, the final form ♫
Shortly after the announcement, the readers of the weekly Famitsu discovered the first mechanics of Dragon Ball The Breakers, in particular the transformations of Freeza, Cell or Majin Boo, which are detailed today, by integrating some codes of the Battle Royale :
The villain’s transformation during the match is a pretty unique feature. Each time he transforms, his power level increases, but his skills change as well. It will therefore be necessary to adopt different strategies for the Villain and the Survivors according to each level of transformation. Additionally, each time the Villain transforms into his next form, he will have the privilege of destroying an area, and the Survivors will find themselves in an even more worrying situation as the match continues.
If the Survivors will have to deal with their relative weakness (remember that their strength is only 5 according to the Scouter system), they will still be able to borrow some skills from the Z Warriors, and even summon Shenron to challenge the Villain during the battle. genocide.
The great, the valiant, without Goku
For those who still wonder, Dragon Ball The Breakers will indeed be a only multiplayer title, and the beta phase still mysterious
Apart from the tutorial, the title will be based mostly on its online multiplayer mode. For a game like Dragon Ball The Breakers, having a large community of players is the main ingredient in creating a stable, active and enjoyable online environment. For us, this closed beta will be a development tool to help us understand the elements of Dragon ball The Breakers to improve or which require more work
And in order to join the ranks of this game, let’s say … surprising, Bandai Namco intends to play the accessibility card: if no improvement is to be expected on next-gen consoles, Ryosuke Hara assures that Dragon Ball The Breakers will be sold “for a price well below 69.99 euros”. It only remains to see what the publisher means by “largely”, while waiting until the announcement of the first beta.
If he manages to keep his schedule, Dragon Ball The Breakers is atyoundu for 2022 on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One.