The Slow Suffocation of Dragon Ball FighterZ

With Dragon Ball FighterZ being one of the biggest fighting games in 2018, recent actions suggest it may not get a 2019 season.

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J-DARKnes1733d ago

Before they add any more characters they need to fix some of the game mechanics, looking at you auto combo autocorrect.

ZaWarudo1732d ago

Toei Animations has denied being the ones canceling tourneys. So that leaves Shueisha, the manga publishers.

The real question is: WHY? What possible reason would that have for doing this? ridiculous..

WitcheRivia1732d ago

Because ArcSys is the dev & they want to work on other games (rumors of another Guilty Gear is coming & they want it to be more accessible than Xrd). Bandai Namco doesn't even have enough money to put into their Tekken tournaments to make it worth traveling to so they're definitely not going to waste more money on other tournaments.

Regardless, the community can still create their own tournaments and at big events like EVO there will be side tournaments for the game.

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Servbot411732d ago

Toei Animation's WESTERN branch denied it. We all know the Japanese HQ of these companies never tell the US/EU branches what is going on, so it very well could still be them.

That being said its probably that Shueisha.

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KaoSouL1732d ago

Just like BBTag, the mechanics are too simple to hold my attention for long. I dropped it a month after launch... I dropped BBTag the day it launched. I can't even watch tournament play, because its as excessively boring and repetitive to watch as it is to play. ArcSys is my favorite company, but now I'm afraid they're going to screw up GG and BB forever with this new "simpler is better" mentality.

Seriously, there are only about 1,500 people playing this game on Steam at any given time. How many of them compete in tournaments... 1%? Are there even enough players signing up for none official DBFZ tournaments? I think Toei and other license holders have nothing to do with tournament cancellations, and it's the lack of interest in the game that's getting it pulled from the tournament scene.

remixx1161732d ago

....the lack of interest?? It was the most viewed game at Evo and it's sales are phenomenal for a fighting game. Looking close to 4 mil, like what are you even talking about?? It also had I believe more entrees than any game at Evo. Not only that but non official tourny holders like nlbc and anime aluminati hold growing tournaments every week. How could lack of interest... guilty gear xrd rev 2 has an online community of like 300 on PS4 yet it's still a mainline game at Evo.

Arcsys isn't dumbing down their mainline e games, their only dumbing down their mass appeal games like dbfz and BB cross tag because they want it to reach the audience that enjoys it's content. Dbfz=dbz fans bbctb=rwby, persona fans

CodeNameTBW21732d ago

dbz died with majin Vegeta. Everything After that was a Cash grab

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15 Best Dragon Ball Games Ever Made

It's over 9000. Come read about the best Dragon Ball games of all time, spanning from the golden past to the thrilling present.

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ZeekQuattro76d ago (Edited 76d ago )

I've played dozens of Dragon Ball games over the years. For me my favorites are as follows but not in any particular order.
1. Super Gokuden 1 & 2
2. Hyper Dimension
3. Budokai 3
4. Budokai Tenkaichi 3
5. Legacy of Goku 1 & 2
6. Infinite Worlds
7. Raging Blast 2
8. Attack of the Saiyans
9. Fusions
10. Xenoverse 2
11. Supersonic Warriors 2

sadraiden76d ago

Hyper Dimension was so good, also loved the Super Botouden games.

ZeekQuattro76d ago

I forgot about those. Extreme Butoden was also good. It came with Super Butoden 2 now that I think about it. SB 2 was my favorite one as a kid as it featured Broly.

VersusDMC76d ago

No dbz fighterz? Outrageous not to have the best looking dbz game. Are you not into tag team 2d fighters?

senorfartcushion76d ago

1. Kakarot
2. Budokai 3
3. Budokai 2

I’ve played more but the others are forgetful for me

PunksOnN4G76d ago

I am playing Dragon Ball Z: Attack of the Saiyans right now after seeing it on youtube . Its soooo GOOOD!!! Looks amazing on my 3ds.

VersusDMC76d ago

Budokai 3 and DBZ fighterz are my most memorable.

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22 Best PlayStation 4 Split Screen Games

A friend or a family member is coming over? Not sure what to play together? No worries, the list has the best PS4 split screen games for you

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SullysCigar251d ago

This would have saved me some internet trawling before Christmas!

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The Best of Nintendo’s Black Friday Cyber Deals

Got a few bucks lying around? Don't miss these mega-bargains.

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