Of the third-party titles presented during Microsoft’s E3 conference, one of the most impressive was Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball FighterZ. Notably, Microsoft was proud to present the fighter’s world debut.

DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ FLIES IN TO FIGHT

Developed by veteran fighting game developer Arc System Works, FighterZ looks like it could be the best Dragon Ball-branded game yet.

Here’s the list of characters confirmed thus far:

  • Goku
  • Gohan (teen)
  • Vegeta
  • Frieza
  • Perfect Cell
  • Majin Buu

Naturally, transformations are included too, such as the Super Saiyan iterations and Golden Frieza. Fights are a 3-on-3 affair and, given the pedigree of the developer, they’re likely to be fun. Perhaps it’s just me and my naivety with traditional fighters, but the footage we have reminds me a bit of the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

The beautifully animated Dragon Ball Z fighter will launch early next year. The Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC (through Steam) will loan their power.