Bandai Namco announced Dragon Ball: The Breakers, an asymmetrical multiplayer online game coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2022. A closed beta test is also set for PC soon.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers features a Dead by Daylight-like gameplay that requires the Breakers to form a team of seven — which can include Dragon Ball main characters Bulma, Oolong and more — against a single villain, such as Cell, Buu, and Frieza. The game is developed by Dimps, which also developed a number of video games for the Dragon Ball franchise, including Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission and Dragon Ball Xenoverse. An announcement trailer is also revealed to explain the concept.
▍Dragon Ball: The Breakers Trailer
▍Dragon Ball: The Breakers Producer Message
▍About Dragon Ball: The Breakers
Dragon Ball: The Breakers consists of seven-versus-one matches where seven normal “Survivors” have been sucked into a mysterious phenomenon called the “Temporal Seam” and must contend with the overwhelming power of the eighth player, the franchise iconic rival “Raider,” whose task is to obliterate the Survivor team.
The Survivors don’t have any superpowers and must rely on various power-up items, weapons, and pilotable vehicles to battle and evade the Raider while searching for the Super Time Machine to escape oblivion. Concurrently, the Raider will be able to play as Cell, Buu, or Frieza and amass overwhelming power to destroy the Survivor team throughout the match, ensuring complete dominance.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers also features a Survivor character customization mode which enables players to design their match avatars by using familiar Dragon Ball Survivor skins and decorative equipment earned with in-game credits or via optional in-game purchases. Additionally, Dragon Ball: The Breakers will link save data with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.