Original Release: May 30th, 2018
Man, this guy is gonna be really disappointed.
2018 has been a pretty good year for games so far. Monster Hunter: World, God of War, A Way Out, Ni No Kuni 2, Shadow of the Colossus Remastered and Dark Souls Remastered, and my personal Game of the Year so far: Dragon Ball Fighterz.
Seriously, Fighterz is everything a Dragon Ball fan could ever want. Loaded to the brim with fan service, awesome fighting mechanics, an awesome new character (who may or may not be Waifu of the year) and a lively community of fun and skilled players. Without a doubt, this is the best Dragon Ball game ever made.
Sorry Budokai 3.
And because this is a modern game, we’ve got DLC characters! So far, we’ve got Bardock and Broly for wave one, and Fused Zamasu and Vegito Blue coming out tomorrow (or today because the release schedule in Japan and America are weird).
But that begs the question: who is next?
There’s a ton of speculation as to who we’re getting next. Rumors are circling around that we’ll get Cooler and Android 17 (DB Super version) for one wave and base-form Goku and Vegeta in another. Some think we’ll get Jiren and Mastered Ultra Instinct Goku, others want Master Roshi and Hercule Satan, so on and so forth.
I’m not saying any of these are wrong, simply because we don’t know yet. I’m also not saying anything I put down will be right either. This is all just for the fun of it.
So, with that in mind, let’s talk about my picks for the next four Fighterz characters.
1. Hercule Satan
Fucking duh. This would be the perfect joke character! Make him the Dan Habiki of Fighterz! Plus, you could give him tag-team supers with Fat Buu! I’d pay all the money for him alone!
2. Master Roshi
Roshi is a character that people often forget was hugely important to the Dragon Ball story. He was the one who invented the Kamehameha, trained Goku and Krillin, taught everyone the Mafuba (Evil Containment Wave for us dub-watchers) and he was the only reason Goku didn’t win his first World Martial Arts Tournament. He is a huge player in the series and absolutely deserves a spot.
Also, he has plenty of moves to use. His muscle form, the Mafuba, the OG Kamehameha, so on and so forth. I think he’d be a ton of fun.
How about more girl power, eh? Eh? Okay I’ll stop.
Seriously though, I’d actually really love to play as Chi-Chi. You could give her the Power Pole (or even her cooking tools if you feel like hitting them with sexism) or just straight martial arts. She has plenty of things she can use, and she’d have tons of fun dialogue with many of the other characters.
Just imagine a Dramatic Finish where she makes Goku go and plow the fields, or she hurries Gohan to a press conference. Would that not be amazing?
Fuck Jiren, Toppo is way more interesting. He’s got charm, a whole God Of Destruction form you could use as a LVL 3 Super Attack/ Transformation, plenty of other moves to use, such as his ‘JUSTICE FLASH’, and his design is unlike anything else in the series.
Fun fact, originally Jiren wasn’t going to exist and Toppo was going to be the big bad for the Tournament of Power, but Toriyama asked them to add Jiren and push Toppo to the sidelines.
As you can see, I’ve made my picks not based on rumors or what we’ll probably actually get. I just put down what I want to see for the game. They’re mostly all jokes, yeah, but they’d still be fun, doable and make for excellent fan-service.
You can have these for free, Ark System Works. Just make ’em worth playing!