The hype levels for the upcoming 2018 three-on-three fighting game Dragon Ball Fighter Z is over a particular number higher than 8999. So much so that when Bandai Namco opened up beta registrations for the game on July 26, the response was overwhelming, to put it mildly.
Because of this, the beta registration will be delayed to August 22 so that developer Arc System Work can make changes to get more people on board. The actual beta will run from September 16 to 18. Here’s the schedule, modified to accommodate GMT+8 times for Southeast Asia.
MALAYSIA/SINGAPORE TIME/ GMT+8
1st Session* – 17:00-20:00 (Saturday Sept 16)
2nd Session* – 1:00-4:00 (Sunday Sept 17)
3rd Session* – 09:00-12:00 (Sunday Sept 17)
4th Session* – 4:00-7:00 (Monday Sept 18)
For those who still wonder if this game will be an esports title, this quote from the game’s producer Tomomi Hiroki confirms it:
“[The reason we made the game 2.5D is because] I think it’s really easy for people to consume, be an audience for, and spectate. We took really good elements in the esports space — 2D fighting games obviously are a huge element of esports — and Dragon Ball, which is of course a really great platform I think for which 2D fighting game tournaments can be held on. So we tried to merge these two elements that were really a match made for each other.”