After what seems like an eternity since its announcement last year, Bandai Namco has finally stated that its upcoming asymmetrical online multiplayer game, Dragon Ball: The Breakers, will be released for Switch on 14th October.

The release date came as part of a new trailer — seen above — which demonstrates some of the mechanics in action. The basic premise of the game sees a team of seven survivors trapped in a 'temporal seam' where they are hunted by a singular raider. The first trailer showed Cell as this pursuer, while the more recent one is focused on Frieza (because if there's one thing we need it's more Frieza content.)

The release trailer gives us a pretty good idea of what the game will involve, and you might assume that with a fan base as large as that of Dragon Ball Z, a date announcement like this would be enough to make the internet fizzle with excitement. While the fans certainly have been a-fizzling, there is little sign of any excitement, though.

Reading through some of the responses to the date reveal, we noticed an overwhelming sentiment which was, to put it politely, less than enthusiastic. With many noting 'cheap' graphics and lack of publicity over the past year, Dragon Ball: The Breakers doesn't appear to have balled over (sorry) the fans as much as the publisher might have hoped.

Yikes! It is worth noting that the response has not been a complete wash of negativity. There remains a passionate, if small, number of people who appear to be excited about the game's release. It's not all doom and gloom, for now at least.

We will have to wait until October to get a fan reaction to the game itself, so let's hope it has the gameplay goods to win over the fans and banish all thoughts of this mixed early response.

Will you be purchasing Dragon Ball: The Breakers in October? Let us know in the comments!