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Online multiplayer Dragon Ball game announced for Switch coming 2022

Bandai Namco has lifted the lid on a new Dragon Ball-themed online multiplayer game they have been working on titled Dragon Ball: The Breakers. It is set to be an eight person multiplayer title and is described as an online survival action experience which is set in the popular Dragon Ball Xenoverse universe. You can read all the details which Bandai Namco has shared below about the upcoming game and also watch the trailer below which gives you a glimpse of what to expect once Dragon Ball: The Breakers launches on consoles and PC in 2022.
 
DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS consists of 7v1 matches where seven normal “Survivors” have been sucked into a mysterious phenomenon called the “Temporal Seam” and must contend with the overwhelming power of the eighth player, the franchise iconic rival “Raider,” whose task is to obliterate the Survivor team. The Survivors don’t have any superpowers and must rely on various power-up items, weapons, and pilotable vehicles to battle and evade the Raider while searching for the Super Time Machine to escape oblivion. Concurrently, the Raider will be able to play as Cell, Buu, or Frieza and amass overwhelming power to destroy the Survivor team throughout the match, ensuring complete dominance. 
 
DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS also features a Survivor character customization mode which enables players to design their match avatars by using familiar DRAGON BALL Survivor skins and decorative equipment earned with in-game credits or via optional in-game purchases. Additionally, DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS will link save data with DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2. Stay tuned for more updates in the future. 


 “The DRAGON BALL series has been a global fan favorite for over 37 years and DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS takes the classic over-the-top action formula and offers an innovative twist with its online survival gameplay. Both new players and long-time fans can expect an extremely fun and engaging experience; whether playing as a Raider hunting down fellow gamers or as a Survivor, playing cooperatively to team-up against an iconic rival.”  

Lin Leng, Senior Director of Brand Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “

Source: Bandai Namco UK

12 comments

  1. Ah yes, because we’ve been begging for a DBZ dead by daylight ripoff for years…..

    Not surprised honestly. When it comes to Dragon Ball games, we either get the same Z saga to play through for the 100th time in a row, Super’s lame time patrol fanfiction stories, or a terrible spinoff that no one asked for. I know I’m gonna get attacked for saying this, but this series has gotten soooo stale.

    On a seperate note, the twitter comments are frickin hilarious.

    1. +London Wright
      I do agree on some of those things, DBS could have been handled better but the games? I think they’ve been pretty awesome.
      Dragonball Xenoverse 2 did take some things from the anime but honestly after the base game, the story was pretty much original especially once Fu was added.
      And then there’s Dragonball FighterZ was is really fun to play and has a 100% original story.

      Sadly I can’t speak for DBZ:Kakarot as I’ve not played it, but I have heard good things.

      1. @Christopher James @reeleemee I apologise for the length beforehand, didn’t mean to make it this long lol. Now why in the world would I want to see a first person shooter of all things? That’s just as irrelevant as this spin-off. I was supportive of dragonball up until the Budokai Tenkaichi series ended.

        My gripe with Dragon Ball is that the concept has gotten redundant. Every new arc/series is now just Goku & Vegeta train like hell, side characters get ignored, there’s no real character growth, get new power-ups, and defeat the stronger enemy. Then repeat. The games and story don’t really offer anything new at this point.

        I’ll forever hate FighterZ for these reasons; 1. The base roster and base game was terrible, not paying for that 2. They release a base game at full price and expect me to buy the fighter’s pass for all the desired characters that were locked behind a paywall? No way. 3. As a fighting game, it’s inferior to Budokai Tenkaichi

        I did buy Xenoverse 2, because I thought maybe the games have gotten better since Budokai. But the inclusion of the “Supervillain” plot, replaying the Z saga yet again, and all the repetitive parallel quests felt over-the-top, unecessary, and boring. And again they couldn’t just leave out the annoying microtransactions.

        I refused to buy DBZ: Kakarot because we all know full well what it is. It’s literally just the Z Saga retold again, but in HD. Every game has already done that, why would I care to replay the Z saga again just because it’s in HD and has a level system now?

        I would love for a game to introduce something new to the series, but again what can you even do with the series at this point? The power-scaling is broken, and the plot has become “give the main characters absurd powercreep to beat the insanely strong villain”. I want to be supportive of the series again, because I grew up with DBZ, but it’s hard to do so when the series doesn’t really have much depth to it. Depth might be the wrong word I’m looking for here.

        1. “I’ll forever hate FighterZ for these reasons; 1. The base roster and base game was terrible, not paying for that 2. They release a base game at full price and expect me to buy the fighter’s pass for all the desired characters that were locked behind a paywall? No way. 3. As a fighting game, it’s inferior to Budokai Tenkaichi”

          Bro, I’m sorry, but you have standards way too high here.
          1. The base roster had 24 characters that were all made from scratch. Modern Fighting games, especially when they are the start of a new series, are lucky to even hit 20 characters because of all that needs to be done. On top of that, everyone had their own moveset. Even SSB Goku and Vegeta have tools that are there own. And that’s just the roster, on top of that there was a full story campaign that had 3 routes, as well as 13 stages, and a good variety of modes. And that’s before getting to all the free updates that added more to the game such as selectable assists.
          If you want an example of a base game that was a total rip-off, look at Street Fighter V. This isn’t even a comparison to DBFZ.
          2. So they added more content post-launch? No big deal since as established, the base game was well worth the asking price. If they want to add more post-launch, that’s fine, just so long as the base game was worth what was asking for, which in this case it definitely was.
          3. Okay, now I think you’re trolling, the DBZ BT is a series I played to death back in the day and while I did enjoy 2 and 3 (BT1 was actually really bad), it absolutely does not hold up as a fighting game especially with how recycled the movesets are. As a fighting game, DBFZ walks all over DBZ BT3.

          “I did buy Xenoverse 2, because I thought maybe the games have gotten better since Budokai. But the inclusion of the “Supervillain” plot, replaying the Z saga yet again, and all the repetitive parallel quests felt over-the-top, unecessary, and boring. And again they couldn’t just leave out the annoying microtransactions.”

          The microtransactions are not even forced dude, they are 100% optional. I’ve been playing that game since release and they definitely are not forced. This is flat out misdirection.
          As for the rest, well that’s more subjective but isn’t the point to a game to give the played something to do? I actually enjoyed the parallel quests but that may just be because I love DBX2’s gameplay.

    2. There’s some good Dragonball what-ifs on YouTube. Bandai Namco should do the same with a subset of Dragonball games so some of us can stop playing the same overall story all over again. They had the right idea with a past game where they had what-ifs. If only they made full games out of those instead of just short one-offs.

  2. “which is set in the popular Dragon Ball Xenoverse universe” I stopped reading there. We’ve waited all year for a new dragonball game for THIS? It’s official. Dragonball is dead.

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