Dragon Ball Legends has been announced for smartphones! It is a global real-time Player-versus-Player (PvP) multiplayer game, in full 3D.
The game will be developed and published by Bandai-Namco and was announced during a Google presentation at the Game Developers Conference 2018 in San Francisco.
Each player will fight with a three-man team from the Dragon Ball series. Combat is enacted through action cards that players tap on the screen, with cards being drawn in real time to enact close range or long range techniques. Combos can be performed by using a sequence of cards.
Characters presented include Son Goku, Super Saiyan Son Goku, Vegeta, Super Saiyan Vegeta, Piccolo, Freeza, Nappa, Pan from Dragon Ball GT, and one of the Saibamen.
Players are not restricted to only fighting local players in their country. This is because Dragon Ball Legends uses Google’s Cloud Network to host matches.
Bandai Namco representative Toshitaka Tachibana, overseas producer of the app, said: “Every fighter deserves a solid connection.”
To prove the power of this connection, a live demo was presented between a player in San Francisco and a player in Japan at Bandai-Namco headquarters in Tokyo.
The local player and Japanese player are shown choosing a team of up to 3 characters, with one player using an English interface and the other using a Japanese interface.
The two then fight it out to determine the world’s strongest.
In the end, the local player won the match with Super Saiyan Son Goku.
Watch the full Bandai Namco presentation here, at the 5 hours, 41 min, 36 second mark:
During the presentation, Bandai Namco states that their current hit game, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, is their “US SALES No. 1” game. It currently has over 200 million global downloads.
Could Dragon Ball Legends prove itself even stronger?
Dragon Ball Legends will arrive on the App Store and Google Play later in 2018.
But that’s not all!
Bandai-Namco will reveal more about Dragon Ball Legends in a live-stream of the gameplay tomorrow, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 10:30 am PST (5:30 GMT). You can watch the live-stream on the official Dragon Ball Legends website.
What do you think of the latest Dragon Ball game? Are you ready to show the world your power?!