Welcome to another Dream Roster article. If you missed out on our previous entries, be sure to check out the articles looking at Nintendo Kart, as well as MvC4, Kellogg’s vs. Capcom, Fire Emblem Warriors, Disney X Mario Kart, Nintendo vs. Capcom, Microsoft Smash-Up, Kirby Fighters, Pokken Port, 100 character Smash, Konami-Smash And Sonic & Sega All Star Racing 3.
Bandai Namco and Arc System Works got us Kame-Hame-Hyped at E3 with Dragon Ball Fighter Z, a 2D fighting game with cel-shaded 3D models akin to Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2. In fact, Fighter Z’s models are so high-quality that it looks like if the characters are teleporting directly from the anime to the battlefield, generating a level of detail that prior Dragon Ball Z fighting games were unable to emulate. The intense 3vs3 fights mean players must be prepared for an endless combination of characters, and that brings us to today’s topic: Which characters we think will make the cut for this game’s roster.
But first, let’s explore the first question in any hypothetical roster: How many characters?
Until now we know 9 characters: Goku (SSJ1), Vegeta (SSJ1), Teen Gohan (SSJ2), Frieza (Final Form), Cell (Perfect form), Majin Buu (Fat?), Future Trunks (SSJ1), Piccolo and Krillin. But when the game was revealed the developers told us that the game was only about 20% done. So if we jump to conclusions and do some quick math, we get this:
If 6 revealed characters represent at most 20% of the final game, how much characters will represent the 100% finished game?
“If 20% done = 6 characters”, then “100% = X characters”
hard calculations noises
100% = 30 characters
We know the method to get this number is a bit unorthodox, but 30 characters is a decent number considering the aforementioned Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 has 25 characters, and the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch will have over 70 characters. So, putting it in perspective, 30 characters is a conservative roster size for a Dragon Ball fighting game, as there could easily be over 9,000.
With that point (and that overused joke) out of the way, we asked our staff for their choices and we got these results for their Dream Rosters:
What do you think about our choices? What are yours? Tell us in the comments!