Now here’s something no one really expected.
Bandai Namco has recently announced that a new asymmetrical multiplayer online game called Dragon Ball: The Breakers will be making its way to the PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2022.
The game is developed by Dimps (Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Soul Calibur VI) and as weird as it sounds, will be a 7 v 1 asymmetrical game where 7 “Survivors” will try to outlast and survive the onslaught of the eighth player, called the “Raider,” whose sole task is to eliminate the Survivors.
It seems a bit out of left field, especially for a Dragon Ball game, so it would be interesting to see how this all plays out as a closed beta test is coming soon for the PC. Cell, Buu, and Frieza have been confirmed to be the first 3 Raiders in the game.
You can see an overview of the game below:
Survive to live. Evolve to triumph.
Caught in by an unexpected temporal phenomenon, seven ordinary citizens find themselves stranded in a Temporal Seam: they share their imprisonment with the Raider, a menacing enemy from another timeline with an overwhelming power.
Their only hope for survival is to break out from the Temporal Seam with the Super Time Machine, but the Raider is on their tracks and becomes stronger minutes-by-minutes.
In a race against time the cunning of Survivors clashes with the power of the Raider, to break free or be broken..
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Escape as a Team… Or on Your Own! – Cooperate with others while there is still time, but the Raider or other Survivors’ decision might force you to go at it alone. What will be your playstyle?
Trapped in a Temporal Seam – Escape from a large map composed of several areas, but be careful! The Raider is always looking for you and may destroy areas to reduce your living space, making your chance of escaping always more limited…
Enjoy Three First Iconic Raiders… Cell, Buu, and Frieza! – From the Dragon Ball franchise—As a Raider you will enjoy overwhelming powers to hunt and wipe out survivors. Master each Raider’s power to track, catch your victims to evolve and get even more powerful!
Customize in Your Likeness – Whether you are a Raider or a Survivor, choose your progression path and unlock perks, skins, etc. to fine tune your own personal strategy to escape as a Survivor, or hunt as a Raider…
Enjoy Unique Power-Ups and Items – Vehicles, weapons, grappling hooks… make the most of each gimmick to face against the Raider and struggle for your life!
How does this concept for a new Dragon Ball game sound to you?