Dragon Ball: The Breakers is an unexpected new direction for Dragon Ball games, but it’s also a promising one.
Bandai Namco’s new reveal is a Dead by Daylight-inspired asymmetric online multiplayer game that sets off a group of seven survivors in a struggle to survive a lone raider. Potential survivors include familiar characters like Bulma and long-suffering pig-man Oolong, while the ranks of raiders are made up of Frieza, Sel and Majin Buu (at least to begin with).
Enter the temporary seam. Will you match as one of the 7 survivors or take on the role of a rival raider with you? Introducing #DRAGONBALL: The Breakers, coming in 2022. Closed beta test coming soon to PC. Pre-order: https://t.co/JN7MiV80QN pic.twitter.com/3fBjU01eQPNovember 16, 2021
We don’t usually think of Dragon Ball as a horror series, but Dragon Ball: The Breakers embraces how terrifying it would feel for a regular human (or pig person) to live in a city under siege by one Unintentionally powerful entity trying to survive. Since each match takes place in a “temporal seam” separate from the main timeline, there will be no help from Goku and the gang; The survivors’ only hope is to find a means of escape.
Meanwhile, playing as a raider lets you enjoy the villainous prowess without being immediately counterbalanced by the ever-increasing power level of Z Fighters. Destroy entire parts of the map to give the survivors less room to hide, track them down with their unique abilities, and capture them one by one to evolve into a more perfect form.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers is headed to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2022, and PC players will have their first chance to try it out, with a closed beta test “coming soon.”
Meanwhile, it seems There may be a new AAA project in the works for the dead Xbox by Daylight Studio,