When you think of Dragon Ball video games, you’ll think of fighting games. However, Dragon Ball: The Breakers steps into unfamiliar ground. The Breakers quite literally breaks new ground for the franchise as an asymmetrical survival game akin to Dead By Daylight.
The game will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2022, while also being compatible with PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. Note that in 2022, a new Dragon Ball Super movie will also be released.
A closed beta test for the game will arrive sometime in the future for PC players. Watch the announcement trailer for the game here:
The trailer showcases what it’s like for non-combatants in the Dragon Ball universe when they’re faced with literal planet-busting beings. Featuring Cell as he chased down characters like Bulma, Oolong and others, it’s certainly an unexpected but promising take on a rather niche genre.
Taking place in the DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE universe, DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS allows you to play as one of the iconic rivals of the franchise, the “Raider”, or one of the seven “Survivors” with no super powers. The Raider will have to use its overwhelming power to eliminate the ”Survivors”. These regular civilians have been caught in a “Temporal Seam”, trapping them in a place where space and time are in disarray, and will have to cooperate in order to push back the Raider and escape using the Super Time Machine. Players can also utilize various items on the field and try escaping the field strategically.
Stay tuned for more information on the game by following Bandai Namco’s Twitter account.