The Nintendo Switch Open Beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ is set to launch next month, according to a tweet authored by Bandai Namco UK’s official twitter handle. No specific date has been provided, though the full release is scheduled for September 28th this year, and will include Switch exclusive 1v1 and 2v2 modes for local multiplayer as well as an offline 6 player match mode for a more convivial take on this year’s standout fighting game.
The Switch port follows on from the highly acclaimed release of Dragon Ball FighterZ on PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox. Many critics lauded the title as the best fighting game developed in recent years praising the unique art style, bombastic game play, faithful rendition of the anime source material, responsive controls, and potential for a high skill ceiling.
Going by the response to a playable demo at E3, the Switch version of Dragon Ball FighterZ is very much set to follow in the same footsteps as a game equally accessible to beginners and veterans alike.
The unique selling point of the Switch port in relation to the already available versions is of course portability. Bandai Namco are rightly banking on handheld game play to reinvigorate sales and interest. Though, speaking of interest, the game isn’t lacking in that department and is set to feature heavily at EVO 2018, the yearly pilgrimage of fighting game fans for three days of professional competition and festivities.
In other Dragon Ball FighterZ news, Bandai Namco announced two new DLC characters last week. Both Goku and Vegeta arrive in their base form with unique attacks such as Kaoiken and Galaxy Breaker. As with the Switch Beta port, all we have is the rather vague ‘August’ as a release date.