Update: Bandai Namco has confirmed to IGN that the FighterZ Pass is a season pass of 8 upcoming new characters, not an additional 8 characters at launch.
Original story: Dragon Ball FighterZ will be released for Xbox One, PS4 and PC on January 26, 2018.
Bandai Namco also announced two editions of the game with bonus content. The FighterZ Edition will include a ‘FighterZ Pass’ adding 8 extra characters to the roster, along with cosmetic items to go with them.
The Ultimate Edition adds the FighterZ Pass, as well as a commentator voice pack, and the Anime Music pack, which adds 11 songs from the Dragon Ball anime to the soundtrack.
It’s not clear from Bandai Namco’s press release whether the 8 bonus characters from the FighterZ Pass will be available at launch, or as a season pass of content – we’ll update once they let us know.
Digitally pre-ordering either of the two special editions will allow players to unlock SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta early, and all pre-orders for Xbox One and PS4 will offer early access to an open beta in January.
We also got a look at the standard edition of the game’s boxart, below:
The developers have been drip-feeding playable characters for the game ahead of release – most recently, we learned Nappa and Captain Ginyu would be joining the line-up, and learned some details about the Story Mode.
Aside from the fighting chops of developer Arc System Works, the game’s notable for being absolutely stunning – you owe it to yourself to watch it in action.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and this is the first fighting game he’s been childishly excited for since Tekken Tag Tournament. Follow him on Twitter.