Dragon Ball FighterZ Forbidden Story Trailer Doesn’t Really Explain Anything
Dragon Ball FighterZ

Bandai Namco let loose a new trailer for Arc System Works’ upcoming take on Funimation’s Dragon Ball, appropriately named Dragon Ball FighterZ. The new trailer comes out during the celebration of Japanese gaming at the Tokyo Game Show, but you won’t glean much from the 53 second teaser other than that it’s a forbidden story about… something.

The trailer was posted up to give gamers their first look at the new Android 21 from Akira Toriyama, She doesn’t get much screen time in the trailer, but what little time she does receive was enough to get commenters talking. You can check out the video below that Shoryuken spotted shortly after it went live.

Oh yeah, the R34 is probably filling up faster than James Alefantis’ iPhone after a cross-country trip photographing all the patrons of Chuck ‘E Cheese Pizza Parlor.

Now the trailer itself isn’t much more than a collection of short cinematics. We see Vegeta, we see Bulma, we see Goku, we see Piccolo, Krillin, and even Yamcha. What we don’t see is exactly who starts dropping Earth’s mightiest heroes like fireflies on an electric lamp during a muddy summer night, and we also don’t know what Android 21 is really up to.

We do, however, get to see Frieza briefly, so maybe the story has something to do with him?

I tend to doubt that Dragon Ball FighterZ will carry the twists and turns featured in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, which was surprisingly much better written than I thought it would be.

I don’t know how well Arc System will be able to flesh out a story in a 2D fighter like Dragon Ball FighterZ, but I’m definitely interested in seeing what they come up with, especially given how cool the art-style is and how true to Toriyama’s original work it is.

You’ll have to wait until early 2018, however, to get your hands on the game for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


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