Dragon Ball FighterZ had a strong launch, setting new sales records for the franchise and earning strong reviews. In the weeks since, the game has struggled to hang on to its playerbase, with the PC version’s community dwindling by 80%. However, some of those lapsed players may soon have reason to return, as the first two DLC characters have been revealed.
According to the latest issue of V-Jump magazine in Japan, the first two DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ are Broly and Bardock. Unfortunately, no release date was announced, and while it’s not clear how much each fighter will cost as a standalone purchase, they are both part of the $34.99 season pass.
For those that aren’t terribly familiar with the franchise, Broly is the Legendary Super Saiyan who appeared in a few of the Dragon Ball Z anime movies. Since he’s not from the manga, Broly isn’t really considered canon, but has remained one of the most popular villains in the franchise thanks to his remarkable strength and power.
Bardock, meanwhile, is Goku’s father, though he is not nearly as powerful as his offspring. As far as appearance goes, Bardock looks almost exactly like Goku, except for a scar on his cheek and the fact that he is usually seen wearing the same armor as Frieza’s soldiers.
The confirmation of Bardock and Broly coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ is consistent with a datamine leak that predicted the two fighters would be part of the game’s post-launch DLC lineup. Considering this, it’s a safe bet that the future DLC characters will consist of Zamasu, Vegito, Cooler, and Ranger Android 17.
This could also mean that new game modes are on the way for Dragon Ball FighterZ as well. The datamining that leaked Bardock and Broly also mentioned two game modes called Z Union and Z League that have yet to be announced. Hopefully more information on those new game modes and other future DLC characters come sooner rather than later read more.