Well, this is a nice surprise. Publisher Bandai Namco has just announced a brand spankin’ new Dragon Ball Z action RPG, and it’s set to launch before the end of 2019.
This out of the blue announcement came from Bandai’s official Twitter account, with more information (hopefully a trailer) to come during the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals on January 26.
In 2019, the project of a New Game focusing on the World of Dragon Ball Z begins! And more news coming to DRAGON BALL FighterZ! The Warrior from Universe 11 is joining the fight!
More information to be revealed at the DRAGON BALL FighterZ World Tour Finals January 26th ~ 27th! https://t.co/IFnJchTE4z
— BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) January 16, 2019
The last Dragon Ball RPG was 2016’s fairly average Fusions, which launched on the Nintendo 3DS. We don’t have any information on what platforms this new RPG will come to, so whether it’s mobile, handheld, or home console is anyone’s guess at this point.
The tweet also mentions that “Warrior from Universe 11” will be joining the FighterZ roster, with the assumption being that it’s Pride Troopers member Jiren.
In other Dragon Ball Z news, the upcoming Jump Force fighting game will have its fair share of characters from the beloved anime, with Goku, Vegeta, Frieza, Piccolo, Trunks, and Cell all confirmed to join the fray.
Jump Force hits PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 15, 2019, and is sure to tide you over until this mysterious Dragon Ball RPG lands. For a full rundown of all the characters coming Bandai Namco’s ultimate manga crossover, head here.
Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.