DRAGON BALL PROJECT Z (CyberConnect2/Bandai Namco – X1/PS4/PC – 2019???) – With E3 coming up this week, there are few games that everyone has heard of and has seen gameplay for, but there are also games that have remained an enigma leading into the big show. Dragon Ball Project Z instantly comes to mind.
Despite a teaser trailer from earlier in the year, this RPG based on the second greatest anime of all time (#1 is Naruto, of course) has this gamer guessing all over the place…
The good news: Bandai Namco has given this generation of gaming weebs great Dragon Ball games since 2015– Dragon Ball Xenoverse (2015), Xenoverse 2 (2016) and Dragon Ball FighterZ (2018). With plenty of YouTube buzz since the teaser and everyone typing they own wishlist of where Naruto Ninja Storm‘s CyberConnect2 might take the story — one that Bandai promises will be “through the eyes of Kakarot, the Saiyan better known as Goku” — there’s no doubt that Project Z has a lot to live up to.
Let’s just hope the “over-the-top” battles are even half as big as they are in FighterZ, with a compelling adventure story and a challenging, but not frustrating or repetitive questline. If anything, we’ll need more life to this world than the one that takes place in Jump Force. I’m willing to say that’s a safe bet. With my hands-on demo review dropping this Wednesday night, be sure to stay tuned for the next episode of Dragon Ball Project E3Z!!!