Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC

It has been a long time since the last Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character was released with Ultra Instinct Goku way back in May. Fans have been eagerly awaiting news on the next season 3 character for months. Last month during an episode of the Dragon Ball FighterZ Show, we finally got confirmation that the next Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character will be the long-awaited Master Roshi.

Master Roshi is the teacher of Goku, Krillin, and many other big hitters in the Dragon Ball universe. He was also featured prominently in the Tournament of Power arc in Dragon Ball Super, which his appearance here is based on. We got the tiniest of sneak peeks last month, but earlier today we got a slightly longer look at what Master Roshi can do courtesy of a tweet from Bandai Namco.

We can see his level 1 super, the Mafuba, which can tag out the opponent for a set amount of time, as well as his level 3 which has him go buff for a max power Kamehameha. One of the biggest things about Roshi that we learned last month is that he will not have a super dash, unlike every other character in the game. Instead, he will have a variety of leaping moves, which as we can see in the trailer, will allow him to extend his combos in a fashion similar to superdashes. The last Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC character that had a key mechanic removed, Videl, didn’t work out so well. So hopefully Master Roshi will fare a lot better.

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At the end of the trailer, we got confirmation that there will be a Master Roshi showcase taking place on Sunday, September 13 at 2PM EDT on the game’s Twitch channel. We will get to see all of Roshi’s moveset, as well as a look at the new balance patch that was also teased last month. According to producer Tomoko Hiroki, the balance patch will have a heavy focus on assists, in an attempt to buff up some of the lesser-used ones. Hopefully, by the grace of Kami, along with this new Dragon Ball FighterZ DLC, Bardock’s B assist gets nerfed as well.

Kevin Carignan
Kevin is a lifelong gamer and has been a fan of fighting games since he first walked up to a Marvel vs. Capcom cabinet at the tender age of 8 at the local arcade. (Kids ask your parents what an "arcade" is). He may not be very good at them, but that doesn't stop him from enjoying them. He also loves character action games, survival horror, and speaking in the third person. Also covers Digital Card Games (DCCGs), specifically Legends of Runeterra and Teppen.

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