Dad Goku & Jumbo Goku join Dragon Ball FighterZ soon

Always spay or neuter your Goku

The problem with Dragon Ball is that there are just too many Gokus. Diet Goku, Regular Goku, Blueberry Goku, Goku Black and probably more besides – a little bit silly for one Goku and his immediate family to make up half the dang cast. Not a trend that’ll be ending soon either, at least according to Dragon Ball FighterZ‘s first set of DLC characters.

Gearing up for release on March 28th are Bardock (Goku’s Dad), and Broly, who is technically unrelated but sure as hell looks like a Goku to me. Android 16 has a lot of work ahead of him.

First up is Broly, who is a very buff and shiny boy who wants to punch all of the faces. Once a relatively expendable Villain Of The Week from one of the Dragon Ball Z side-story movies, he fits in well among the game’s roster, and should stack up nicely against Android 16 as far as screen-hogging powerhouse types go. As with 16, he has a nasty range of grabs and grapples, but combines them with decent mobility and some chunky projectiles.

The second DLC character is Bardock. Famous for leading a very short-lived rebellion against Frieza before getting kersploded into space-dust, he’s largely notable for being Goku’s dad, and thus having a lot to answer for. Compared to his ubiquitous son, he’s a scrappy little combo-fiend. A little less projectile-heavy than his laser-spamming progeny, but it looks like he has some extra tricks to close the distance and keep up pressure.

If you’re having trouble determining what makes a Goku, and whether you should deploy your Android 16-led kill-team to demolish them in online play, please consult this handy (and excellent) educational comic (and a direct image link, because Twitter’s UI sucks) from art-demon Alpha00Zero. There are another six characters yet to be unveiled as part of the (quite steeply priced at £30) season pass for Dragon Ball FighterZ, but I’m telling you now: If Mr Satan isn’t one of them, someone needs to start a riot.

Dad Goku and Jumbo PseudoGoku hit the game on March 28th. Unfortunately, we have no idea when the rest are coming.

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  1. Apologised says:

    The general rumour mill is generally agreed at this point that the next few characters are going to be Zamassu (fused) and SSBSS Vegetto, then Base Form Goku and Base Form Vegeta.

    There's obviously been no word exactly what saga base form is from, although the good money is on Saiyan Saga Vegeta since he does at least have a pretty different profile with his old style armour and an Oozaru install would at least make him play a little differently compared to his other incarnations.

    Base form Goku is probably only there so they can have a Goku with the Spirit Bomb as his lvl3. Which SHOULD make him shirtless Freeza Saga Goku.

    Personally, I could have gone with Super Buu and Android 19 instead of ANOTHER two version of Goku and Vegeta, especially since this was the one thing ArcSys promised us they WEREN'T going to do.

    At this point I wouldn't be suprised if they tossed in SSj4 Goku, Kid Goku and Turles in there just to troll us.
  1. cpt_freakout says:

    Goku-free Gluten

  2. DeepSleeper says:

    Is Vegeta a Goku?
    Is nothing sacred?

  3. DasBilligeAlien says:

    Yeah Mr Satan and Pan is all I need.

  4. NuclearSword says:

    I haven’t tried Blueberry Goku yet. I have the other, shorter Blueberry Goku though, and I don’t know if I like him better or worse than Regular Goku and Diet Goku.

    I wonder how many other Gokus will join the roster in Season 1 of Goku Ball FighterZ’ DLC? I hope there’s a Green-Apple one!

  5. armandhaa says:

    They should include gorilla mode to Bardock

    • Apologised says:

      That’ll probably be for base-form Saiyan Saga Vegeta if the rumours are true.

      • Hmm-Hmm. says:

        Gohan could get it as well. Of course, could and will are two very different things.

  6. Apologised says:

    The general rumour mill is generally agreed at this point that the next few characters are going to be Zamassu (fused) and SSBSS Vegetto, then Base Form Goku and Base Form Vegeta.

    There’s obviously been no word exactly what saga base form is from, although the good money is on Saiyan Saga Vegeta since he does at least have a pretty different profile with his old style armour and an Oozaru install would at least make him play a little differently compared to his other incarnations.

    Base form Goku is probably only there so they can have a Goku with the Spirit Bomb as his lvl3. Which SHOULD make him shirtless Freeza Saga Goku.

    Personally, I could have gone with Super Buu and Android 19 instead of ANOTHER two version of Goku and Vegeta, especially since this was the one thing ArcSys promised us they WEREN’T going to do.

    At this point I wouldn’t be suprised if they tossed in SSj4 Goku, Kid Goku and Turles in there just to troll us.

    • Phasma Felis says:

      I just googled “oozaru” and learned that “The Saiyan also needs to absorb at least 17 million zeno units of Blutz Waves through the eyes to initiate the transformation.”

      There is nothing I can add to make that any funnier.