Earlier today on the Dragon Ball Games Facebook page and the news page, Bandai Namco had confirmed that the bald monk Krillin, and the Earth born Namekian Piccolo will be in FighterZ. The news was revealed in a similar way to when Trunks was announced. It was featured in the September issue of Shueisha’s V-Jump magazine. Not quite sure why the September issue of a magazine is being released at the end of July but never mind. The DB Games Facebook page released some screenshots of the two combatants, which can be viewed here or further down this post.
Along with confirming them, Bandai Namco’s news page went into a bit of detail on how the two characters will play.
“Piccolo is considered to be one of the most technical characters with his expandable arm to grab his opponents. He has various ways to break the opponent’s guard and he can also fire fast and powerful beams. Players can charge up for a stronger attack by long-pressing the button. To create a huge blow, Piccolo can use his ability to release Ki blast from a range. For an effective strike, players will can even connect it with a combo move!
Krilin doesn’t have that much reach and power but easily compensate with several different techniques such as the Kamehameha to fight a long-range game. He also has tricky skill to confuse the opponent by leaving an image of himself before turning into an attack. Furthermore, players will gain extra by using the famous Senzu Bean. Fans will be delighted to know that his signature and unblokable attack is also included in DRAGON BALL FighterZ.”
The post also went into a bit more detail about the Online mode.
“In the Online Battles of DRAGON BALL FighterZ, players can fight and interact with other users in the FighterZ lobby. That’s the perfect place to rise up to the arena stage and get matched with other users who are willing to battle! Players can also communicate with Z-Stamp, use facial expressions from DRAGON BALL characters and watch their match with the replay mode!”
So there you have it folks. Your 9 playable characters for the beta. The final line up is: Goku (Super Saiyan), Vegeta (Super Saiyan), Teen Gohan (Super Saiyan 2), Krillin, Piccolo, Future Trunks (Super Saiyan), Frieza (Final form and Golden), Perfect Cell and Majin Buu. Again, for anyone who wants a chance of getting into the beta, the registration for the closed beta on PS4 and Xbox One will open July 26th.
Dragon Ball FighterZ will be out early 2018 for PS4, Xbox One and PC on Steam.