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Bandai Namco is asking Dragon Ball FighterZ Switch owners to take a survey

Have you spent any time with Dragon Ball FighterZ on Switch? If so, Bandai Namco wants to ask you some questions. All you have to do is hit up the link in the tweet above to share your thoughts!

A second wave of DLC fighters might be coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ

It's starting to look like Dragon Ball FighterZ might be getting another round of DLC fighters. It's definitely something fans want, as they've been bombarding Bandai Namco with requests on their YouTube channel. The thing is, Bandai Namco has been responding to these comments.

Whoever is running that YouTube channel has been giving thumbs up to comments requesting more characters on the roster. On top of that, Bandai Namco's European account has said the following.

"Save the date (26/27 January) for the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals stream on Twitch."

We'll have to keep tabs on this stream, as it certainly seems like something special might be shown after the tournament.

Katsuhiro Harada takes over Bandai Namco's 'Fighting Game eSports Strategy Team,' promises Dragon Ball FighterZ tournaments and more

Looks like we might have some answers as to why Dragon Ball FighterZ was yanked from tournament play. It seems there has been some internal reshuffling going on at Bandai Namco, and their 'Fighting Game eSpots Strategy Team' now has a new leader. Tekken's Katsuhiro Harada has taken over the lead, and he'll be working to put together more tournaments for Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken, and SoulCalibur. Check out his full statement on the matter below.

To everyone in the "DRAGON BALL FighterZ", "TEKKEN", and "SoulCalibur" community.

I wanted to notify everyone that I have become the leader and supervisor of the BANDAI NAMCO Fighting Game eSports Strategy team today (Of course, I'll continue producing the game as well). And first I would like to express my sincere gratitude to everyone who held and/or participated in various tournaments this year.

We at BANDAI NAMCO are committed to expand the horizons of both tournament and community scenes of these 3 franchises.
We are already planning to have as many official tournaments as possible for next year—while continue supporting tournaments held by the community.

Furthermore, we are dedicated to figure out ways where we can assist tournaments and community activities in the future.

If you have any questions or inquiries about holding or participating in a tournament in your area, please contact the local BANDAI NAMCO office in your respective region.
(※The conditions and languages might differ between areas, so contacting your local BANDAI NAMCO offices is highly recommended.)

We will continue to bring you the ultimate experience through BANDAI NAMCO Fighting Games next year.

Thanks to Andreslop24for the heads up!

Toei Animation says they have 'no knowledge' of why Dragon Ball FighterZ is getting yanked from tournaments

In the last week or so, we've heard news of Dragon Ball FighterZ being pulled from tournaments. The biggest news came from Evo Japan, where many expect the game to be a shoe-in for the big show. When the news came out that it wasn't going to be included in the lineup, many wondered if the rights holder for Dragon Ball was to blame. Looks like we can rule that out now.

Toei Animation has addressed the matter publicly on Twitter. The account said that they have 'no knowledge' of preventing Dragon Ball FighterZ from appearing at tournaments. That certainly narrows down the potential blockers, leaving Bandai Namco and...not much else! It'll be interesting to see if Bandai Namco releases a statement on the matter.

EVO 2019 Japan's six main titles revealed, Smash Bros. Ultimate and Dragon Ball FighterZ not included

The six main titles for EVO Japan 2019 have been revealed. There's probably one title you're expecting to see in that list, but it's not there.

・TEKKEN 7
・BLAZBLUE CROSS TAG BATTLE
・SOULCALIBUR VI
・STREET FIGHTER V ARCADE EDITION
・THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIV
・GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2

Many people were shocked to not see Smash Bros. Ultimate included, and the same goes for Dragon Ball FighterZ. It seems EVO knew there would be backlash, as they included the following message with their reveal.

We will be working with the gaming communities to support the other titles not included.

Wondering why those games aren't going to be included? EVO director of global business development, Mark “MarkMan” Julio shared this on Twitter.

“Not every title was included in the main event that we originally hoped for. We couldn’t get approval from the publisher/owner. As unfortunate as this may be, we will still be supporting the communities and events at Evo Japan 2019 — more information on that later

And personally, I think the community working together to run Smash Ultimate and DBFZ is going to be awesome and I can’t wait to show the publisher/owners the strength of the community."

In other words, it seems like Nintendo and Bandai Namco might have something to do with those titles not being part of the event.

Dragon Ball FighterZ at Red Bull Final Summoning

12th December, 2018 – Richmond, UK: Players and fans from around the world will converge in Los Angeles to battle it out at the Red Bull Final Summoning, an all-new tournament marking the culmination of the official DRAGON BALL FighterZ 2018/2019 World Tour.

Taking place 26th and 27th January, 2019 at Los Angeles’ The Majestic Downtown and live-streamed on Twitch, the event will feature BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment’s latest e-sports sensation, beginning with hopefuls battling it out at the Last Chance Qualifier on 26 January, 2019 before the most tenacious competitors face off at the World Finals on 27 January, 2019.

Throughout the year, competitors have earned their spots for the Final Top 8 of the DRAGON BALL FighterZ World Tour! The remaining spots will be earned through intense battles during the Last Chance Qualifiers (LCQs), demonstrating skill, power, and will to be victorious in single-elimination brackets.

Red Bull Final Summoning will be streamed globally and exclusively on the official DRAGON BALL FighterZ Twitch (twitch.tv/dragonballfighterz), the leading service and community for multiplayer entertainment. Twitch is also DRAGON BALL FighterZ World Tour’s managing partner for league operations, circuit events, and content.

“Since DRAGON BALL FighterZ’s launch earlier this year, we’ve seen incredible player growth and enthusiasm,” said Wilson Cheng, Senior Brand Manager at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America. “We’re thrilled to announce Red Bull Final Summoning in partnership of Red Bull and Twitch and look forward to Los Angeles’ DRAGON BALL FighterZ FINALS event.”

DRAGON BALL FighterZ, winner of this year’s coveted Best Fighting Game Award at The Game Awards, is the definitive DRAGON BALL fighting game experience combining classic 2D fighting game dynamics with characters from the renowned DRAGON BALL universe, one of the most popular and iconic anime franchises around the world.

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment launched DRAGON BALL FighterZ in January 2018, and the game quickly sprung onto the fighting game tournament scene, with the EVO World Championships in Las Vegas breaking viewership records for the tournament with upwards of 260,000 concurrent Twitch viewers.

Fans can catch all the action live by purchasing tickets at Redbull.com/finalsummoning or tune-in via the Twitch livestream on the DragonBallFighterZ channel. For more information and to register, please visit Redbull.com/finalsummoning.

Dragon Ball FighterZ - Festive outfits screens


As was announced a few days back, 10 festive outfits are now available in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Grab them from the Capsule Shop and get into the holiday spirit!

Dragon Ball FighterZ - New Lobby Avatars and Z Stamps now available


Time to get in the holiday spirit with these special Dragon Ball FighterZ Lobby Avatars and Z Stamps. They're available now via the Capsule Shop!

Dragon Ball FighterZ/Xenoverse 2 - Anime Song Pack 2 now available


Spice up your fights in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ with this new pack of songs from DRAGON BALL Z, DRAGON BALL Z Kai, and DRAGON BALL Super!

Dragon Ball FighterZ free updates bring festive features

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe is pleased to announce a selection of new content, as part of 3 free updates for DRAGON BALL FighterZ on PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The first is a FighterZ Tournament, which is a new online tournament mode featuring several new match rules culminating in a final 8-player bracket. The winners and runners-up in each tournament will receive special rewards and Z Trophies, which players can then display in their all-new Z Trophy Room.

The Z Trophy Room is the second new feature, where rooms are unique to each player. Players will gain Z Trophies that can be showcased in their Z Trophy Rooms, as well as with their Lobby Avatars and more. Players can then visit the Z Trophy Rooms of others or invite their friends to show off their own collections.

These first two updates are live from today!

The third update, arriving on 5th December, 2018, will feature a variety of new festive themed avatars and colour variations. Characters including Vegeta, Trunks, Tien and Android 18 will have Santa Claus themed avatars, with Krillin and Buu dressed as a reindeer and snowman respectively. A new Christmas colour set, featuring red, green and gold, will also be available for all characters.

DRAGON BALL FighterZ is available now for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.