Bandai Namco has announced Dragon Ball: The Breakers, a new, asymmetrical online game that's headed to Switch and other platforms in 2022.
The game has you teaming up with others in seven-on-one matches; the seven Survivors, having been sucked into the mysterious 'Temporal Seam', must team up to fend off the eighth standalone player, known as the Raider. The Raider's task is to simply wipe out the team of Survivors, who can only use items, weapons, and vehicles they find to try to escape.
The announcement trailer (above) gives us our first look at the game, but we also have a feature list for you below, with thanks to Gematsu:
Escape as a Team… Or on Your Own! – Cooperate with others while there is still time, but the Raider or other Survivors’ decision might force you to go at it alone. What will be your playstyle?
Trapped in a Temporal Seam – Escape from a large map composed of several areas, but be careful! The Raider is always looking for you and may destroy areas to reduce your living space, making your chance of escaping always more limited…
Enjoy Three First Iconic Raiders… Cell, Buu, and Frieza! – From the Dragon Ball franchise—As a Raider you will enjoy overwhelming powers to hunt and wipe out survivors. Master each Raider’s power to track, catch your victims to evolve and get even more powerful!
Customize in Your Likeness – Whether you are a Raider or a Survivor, choose your progression path and unlock perks, skins, etc. to fine tune your own personal strategy to escape as a Survivor, or hunt as a Raider…
Enjoy Unique Power-Ups and Items – Vehicles, weapons, grappling hooks… make the most of each gimmick to face against the Raider and struggle for your life!
It's also been confirmed that Dragon Ball: The Breakers will link save data with Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, although full details on this are yet to be revealed.
We'll make sure to keep an eye out for further news on this one, including an eventual release date. Until then, feel free to share your early thoughts with us in the comments below.