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Bandai Namco's DBZ livestream leaves fans feeling disappointed

Published: 10:43, 15 January 2019
Updated: 20:52, 16 January 2019
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 screenshot showing Turles kicking Goku in the stomach.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Despite announcing the Dragon Ball livestream for days and promising to deliver big news to Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse players, Bandai Namco failed to deliver on what they promised. Fans are feeling absolutely let down.

Bandai Namco disappointed many a fan with its Dragon Ball livestream last night. Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse are two leading DBZ franchises at the moment, both of which have their own communities as the games do differ from one another greatly.

The former is another Arc System Works masterpiece that plays in 2.5D, whereas the latter could best be described as an MMO type of game, with full-on 3D arenas for players to fight in. Both games however deliver a fantastic Dragon Ball Z experience, so you can't really go wrong with either.

On their official Facebook and Twitter , Bandai Namco have been heavily advertising a livestream that would include news for both of these games, and many fans from around the world - including ourselves - were waiting with baited breath to see what goodness we would be getting in the coming days.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 3? Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2? These were the main two things we were hoping to see announced or at least teased in the livestream.

But alas, Bandai Namco failed to deliver. Terribly so. In a livestream that was about an hour long, all we got was a DLC trailer for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 that we've already seen before, some information about the inclusion of Photo Mode, and an announcement of a new DBZ card game titled Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission.

Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission sees players live in a place called Hero Town set in the DBZ universe, where Dragon Ball card games are the absolute main thing, as opposed to actual fighting. It features all the famous Dragon Ball characters and an enormous roster of over 350 fighters, or, well... cards, to choose from.

The game was released last summer in Japan and is now being localized to appeal to the Western audience as well. It will be coming to Nintendo Switch and PC on April 5.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission promo poster showing Goku, Trunks and Vegeta. Super Dragon Ball Heroes: World Mission

Now, an argument could be made that the sole announcement of this game is big news itself, but it is definitely not what fans of the two most popular Dragon Ball games were hoping for. Reddit users have been expressing their disappointment in the game's subreddit left and right. Some are even going as far as to describe Bandai Namco's advertising of the livestream as downright clickbait .

While we wouldn't perhaps go that far, we do see where the frustration is coming from. We're feeling pretty let down ourselves from all the hype Bandai Namco stirred up with their tweets and Facebook posts.

Bandai Namco Entertainment Dragon Ball FighterZ in-game screenshot showing Gohan. Dragon Ball FighterZ: Gohan (Adult)

If you still have some Dragon Ball fire left burning in you though, they did say that some big news will be announced at the Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour finals, which will take place in about 10 days from now.

We, for ones, will be keeping our expectations at an all-time low for this one as we cannot afford another disappointment. But if something big truly does happen, we'll gladly let you know.

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