Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that the next DLC character for Dragon Ball FighterZ is Janemba, as the leak suggested. The character was shown at the conclusion of the Dragon Ball FighterZ Grand Finals at the Evo 2019 fighting game tournament.
As with every other character in the game, Janemba looks true to the source material, with lots of details pulled from the anime to ensure that he looks and feels authentic. He uses his ability to manipulate matter and control over dimensions to create tricky setups that will no doubt be a pain to block. Additional his razor-sharp red sword is another deadly additional tool in his arsenal. Janemba is expected to be available on August 8.
Surprisingly, a brief look at Gogeta SSGSS followed the Janemba showcase. Gogeta SSGSS will be the fifth DLC character in Fighterz Pass 2. Producer Tomoko Hiroki said there would be more information about him in the future. The sixth character in Fighterz Pass 2 is the Dragon Ball Super version of Broly.
Dragon Ball FighterZ’s FighterZ Pass 2 retails for $25 USD / $36 AUD / £20 GBP. Jiren, Videl, and GT Goku are already available as part of the pass, or can be purchased individually for $5 USD / $7 AUD / £4 GBP.
The Dragon Ball FighterZ Grand Finals at Evo concluded with Japanese player Goichi defeating last year’s champion SonicFox. The pair first met in the Winner’s Finals, where Goichi defeated SonicFox to send him into the loser’s bracket. SonicFox fought his way back to rematch Goichi in Grand Finals. However, unlike last year–when the two also met–this time SonicFox was defeated.
Goichi burst into tears the moment his winning blow landed, and SonicFox jumped to congratulate his opponent. Despite being fierce rivals, the two showed each other a great deal of respect throughout the tournament, often casually laughing together after tense battles and recognizing each other’s skill. In the final moment, SonicFox was the one to raise Goichi’s arms into the air and invite the massive crowd to recognize the new best Dragon Ball FighterZ in the world.