One of the more interesting reveals at E3 was the existence of Dragon Ball Fighter Z, a Dragon Ball Z fighting game by Arc System Works, the creators of Guilty Gear. Now Bandai Namco has announced that a Dragon Ball Fighter Z Switch port may come, if demand is high enough.
Dragon Ball Fighter Z will be the first official 2D fighting game that Dragon Ball has gotten, as most of its other fighting games, the Budokai and Tenkaichi Budokai games, are three-dimensional fighters that also allow players to fly. While players will be able to fly and everything else in this game, it will be strictly 2D.
Previously, rumors had circulated that the reason there wasn’t a Dragon Ball Fighter Z Switch port was because the Nintendo Switch wasn’t powerful enough to run the game. However, Bandai Namco has disproved that theory, saying that it wasn’t due to a lack of power; apparently, a lack of demand was the reason.
The Nintendo Switch has already gotten a port of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, a game that can be seen as much more technically demanding than a simple 2D fighter. Considering that, along with how Xenoverse 2 has a large number of expansive areas and a huge variety of characters, the possibility even being considered might be thought of as laughable.
Dragon Ball Fighter Z will allow players to fight one another with a wide variety of Dragon Ball characters, ranging from favorites like Goku and Vegeta and Piccolo to villains like Cell and Majin Buu. Bandai Namco has also said that other characters may make appearances.
So, if you want to see a Dragon Ball Fighter Z Switch port, you’d best make your voice heard to Arc System Works and Bandai Namco. Dragon Ball Fighter Z will be releasing sometime in early 2018 for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.