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After the years of endless anime fighting games, never did I think Dragon Ball would go for asymmetrical horror.

Taking clear inspiration from games such as Dead by Daylight and Friday the 13th, Dragon Ball: The Breakers will have you struggling to survive against the franchise’s iconic villains.

I screamed and jumped out of bed when the trailer dropped at around 3 AM. It ended waking up my sick and recovering girlfriend (I’m still so sorry).

I easily ended up rewatching the trailer a dozen or so times over. This game feels like a breath of fresh air for the Dragon Ball franchise.

Whilst I would’ve loved a Xenoverse 3 (who wouldn’t?) Or even a Kakarot sequel, it’s nice to see Bandai Namco going experimental!

Can you imagine, hiding away with a few other survivors in a house, as Cell is blasting down the buildings in a city looking for you?

Clothes scattered about, what was once a lively city is now only down to a few survivors…

Earthling about to get captured

Dragon Ball: The Breakers will be set in the Xenoverse universe, and feature civilians from multiple timelines in a 7v1 match as they try to survive against the series’ villains.

In the announcement trailer, we see gameplay from Cell, however, there will also be Buu and Frieza available on launch! I’d love to see more added in the future, like Baby.

The website affirms Dragon Ball: The Breakers will have a wide range of different characters playable, from all over the series.

Oolong hiding from Cell

Progression will also be similar to the Dead by Daylight game. Players will be able to unlock more skins and skills for their character of choice.

Whilst this game seems really out of the left-field — it makes sense. It gives us a glimpse into how the innocent, defenceless, civilians would’ve felt throughout the series.

Bandai Namco hasn’t announced the price yet, but they stated it would be “affordable.”

I’m a huge Dragon Ball fan, so I’m probably going to grab the game regardless — but The Breakers would probably benefit from F2P or a lower entry point.

They’ve also announced the game will connect to Xenoverse 2 Save Data somehow. This actually makes me want to jump back into the game!

Dragon Ball: The Breakers will be releasing on all platforms — PC/PS4/Xbox/Nintendo Switch. Fingers crossed it features crossplay!

If you want to learn more about the game, you can check out the official website. You can stay up to date with all things Hexdro over on my Twitter!