A new Dragon Ball fighting game has been announced for mobile devices. It's called Dragon Ball Legends, and it's coming to iOS and Android this year. Legends feature a combination of 3D fighting and card game systems. It also offers PvP; you can play against other players around the world in real-time, each bringing three characters to the fight.
Bandai Namco says the game's controls have been customized for mobile, so rather than lengthy, complex combinations you see in console fighting games, Legends sees you tapping various cards at the bottom of the screen to execute attacks and string together combos. Tapping a yellow card, for example, will trigger a ranged attack, while red will activate a melee attack, and blue a special move.
Series stalwarts such as Goku, Piccolo, Frieza, and Nappa have been confirmed for Dragon Ball Legends, with more details expected very soon. For more on the game, check out Bandai Namco's presentation from GDC above.
Let's hope Legends is as good as the most recent Dragon Ball game. FighterZ came to PS4, Xbox One, and PC last year to critical acclaim. In our Dragon Ball FighterZ review, critic Peter Brown wrote: "FighterZ is complex and distinct enough to be enjoyed by fighting game competitors, but there's no question that it's been designed to tap into the hearts of Dragon Ball's most dedicated fans, and no doubt those same qualities will win people over who've never given the series a chance. Where past games attempted to get there through huge character rosters and deliberately predictable trips down memory lane, FighterZ has bottled the essence of what makes the series' characters, animation, and sense of humor so beloved and reconfigured it into something new: a Dragon Ball fighting game that can go toe-to-toe with the best of the genre."