Never shy to release new games based on popular anime, manga, or visual novel series, Bandai Namco is working with Dimps on a new fighting game based on the incredibly successful Dragon Ball franchise. Dragon Ball Legends will focus on focus on real time PVP with players around the world. While versus battles featuring popular characters from the Dragon Ball franchise (complete with voice acting) are the game’s major selling point, it will also have an original storyline featuring a new character created for the game.
The game is designed around simple controls, so as with Tekken fans looking for a traditional fighting game might be a bit disappointed. The game will focus on card based battles, allowing players to unleash combos based on the cards they play. Normal attacks and movement will be controlled with by swiping or tapping on the screen.
A beta test for the game will be held Between 5:30 AM (PST) on March 21st and 6 PM March 26th. Bandai Namco is also running a pre-registration reward campaign that will give every Dragon Ball Legends player rewards based on the number of pre-registrations:
- Over 9,000 pre-registrations: 200 Chrono Crystals, Goku
- Over 50,000 pre-registrations: 100 Chrono Crystals
- Over 100,000 pre-registrations: 100 Chrono Crystals, Goku’s Turtle Hermit Gi costume
- Over 250,000 pre-registrations: 100 Chrono Crystals
- Over 530,000 pre-registrations: 1,000 Chrono Crystals, Frieza (first form)
Dragon Ball Legends will be free to play and contain in app purchases when it launches. It is scheduled to be released worldwide this Summer and gamers can pre-register on Google Play to get a notification when the game launches. Here is an excerpt from the game’s description and the debut trailer:
Get ready for the all-new Dragon Ball smartphone game that fans around the world have been waiting for! Battle it out in high quality 3D stages with character voicing! Enjoy 1 on 1 action against rival players from across the globe!
Card Action Battles with Intuitive Controls
- Easily control your favorite DB fighters.
- Unleash fierce combos and explosive special moves with the touch of a finger!
Worldwide Versus Battles
- Real-time battles against DB fans from around the world.
- Power up your own character and crush the competition!
- Play as the all new character designed by Akira Toriyama!
- Experience a new adventure with Goku and all your favorite characters.
Interested? Check out the action game on Google Play.