Even though Cooler was added to the roster for Dragon Ball FighterZ several months ago as a DLC character, Arc System Works isn’t done yet. Another Android will be coming to the list of Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC characters, and it’s another old friend; Android 17, Android 18’s brother and another former android.
17 will be the most recent DLC character, available, after a variety of other characters like Bardock, Broly, Zamasu, Goku Black, and Frieza’s brother Cooler.
17, much like 18 and 16, debuted during Dragon Ball Z’s Cell Saga, where they were originally used by Doctor Gero to hunt down and kill Son Goku. However, after that arc was finished they went their separate ways, with 18 marrying Krillin and 17 becoming a park ranger. He recently appeared in Dragon Ball Super, helping Universe 7 fight in the Tournament of Power alongside 18.
17 has a number of different abilities compared to 18. His super specials include Barrier Explosion (which puts a barrier around his body for a dash move and can also be used in midair), End Game (which allows you to get behind your opponent for a surprise combo attack), and Super Electric Strike (which creates a whirlpool of energy that’s then launched at enemies.)
Along with a new Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character in the form of Android 17, the game will also be getting a new stage, the Space Arena stage, though we don’t know yet if it’s related to the Tournament of Power or the Universe Tournament between Universes 6 and 7. That stage will coming to the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC at first, and will come later to the Nintendo Switch version.
17 will be coming later this month, and hopefully he’s not going to be the last Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character that shows up in the game, especially when there are a variety of other cool fighters and opponents that could be added in next.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC, and will be launching on the Nintendo Switch on September 27.