Coming off of a hot showing at Evolution 2017, ArcSys has revealed two new characters for DragonBall FighterZ. To no one’s surprise, both Piccolo and Krillin will be joining the roster. The two characters were revealed in the latest issue of V-Jump.
The issue gives some basic stats on the two characters:
Piccolo has technical skills such as extending his arms to grasp his opponent and charge techniques. He has a variety of methods to break the opponent’s guard. He can fire beams at super high speeds. By long-pressing the button, he can charge up for a stronger attack. He also has a technique that fires a Ki blast to deal great damage. When connecting from a combo, it will deal even greater damage.
Krillin has low power and reach, but can use a variety of techniques. He can even use Kamehameha, meaning fighting from a distance should not be a problem. He can use skills to confuse the enemy such as the “Afterimage Technique,” which leaves behind an image of Krillin before turning into an attack. He can also use “Destructo Disc,” which is impossible to guard against. After firing Ki blasts, Krillin can alter their trajectory and have them explode in the sky to shoot out multiple Ki blasts.
It seems like both Piccolo and Krillin will have some interesting tricks up their sleeves. Krillin is one of the weakest characters in the main series and has often been depicted as such in video games. It will be interesting to see if ArcSys has stayed true to canon, or if they’ll make Krillin a viable character.
A trailer featuring Krillin and Piccolo is expected to be shown off at San Diego Comic Con on Friday. You can sign up for the beta beginning on July 26.
DragonBall FighterZ is set to launch in 2018 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.