Dragon Ball: The Breakers is coming, and we’re eagerly awaiting anything on the new game. The success of Dragon Ball: Xenoverse and its sequel led to a big resurgence of interest in the property, so fans are eager to get their hands on it again. In an interview with Fanbyte, Dragon Ball: The Breakers producer Ryosuke Hara shared a few details that have fans asking more questions.
Hara said that the games worked in some way with previous save data for the Xenoverse games would be important. Developers were very cagey with details, only revealing that save data from Xenoverse games could have “some effect”. Hara didn’t elaborate on what “effect” said save data would have. It could be something as simple as a costume unlock, it could also be a unique mission, both of these are very plausible.
I would caution any of us that played heavily modded versions of the game might not be counted among this group of affected players. The anti-cheat in the Xenoverse games was very aggressive on PC, and mods could cause problems. Don’t get me wrong, the mods for those games were great, adding tons of new content, but don’t be shocked if this causes issues in Breakers.
Bandai Namco announced Dragon Ball: The Breakers in late 2021, leading fans to lose their minds. The Xenoverse games were the closest the Dragon Ball franchise has come in a long time an open-world game that’s true to the roots of the story. Dragon Ball villains like Cell have become a big hit with fans, and seeing them get some new life in these games is wonderful. Adding to that the fact that players could interact with many different anime arcs in fast-paced battles, and you’ve got a recipe for success.
The new game has already gone through a closed beta this past year, getting some interesting feedback and insight to fans. The asymmetrical multiplayer influences of titles like Dead by Daylight are blatant, and a pretty big departure for the franchise’s games. Taking things in a more competitive way might be a bit weird to some players though, we will have to wait for release to see how it all shakes out.
When the full game does launch, it will come to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It will be playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S via backward compatibility. The game debut will debut sometime in 2022.