The second season pass for Dragon Ball FighterZ is now complete. Players can now pick up the Dragon Ball Super version of Legendary Super Saiyan Broly as their newest fighter. Even though the original, non-canon version of Broly was already in the game, this version of Broly is representative of his appearance in the movie Dragon Ball Super: Broly and features an entirely different moveset.
As can be seen from his trailer, Broly actually spends most of the match in his normal, non-Super Saiyan form. He shares some similarities to the original Broly, such as armored attacks and multiple grabs. This is supplemented with quake-inducing punches that cover the entire screen and giant ki balls that he can throw in multiple different angles. His grabs allow him to drag the opponent across the screen and his giant limbs control large amounts of space, giving him strong midscreen dominance. The combination of these two factors will make sure your opponent will hide defensively in the corner. His moveset has four different super moves, double to what a majority of the cast has. These include a charging double-fisted punch, an aerial charge which you can change the trajectory of three times and finish with a giant explosion, and an explosive energy shield that rains down bolts of energy on the opponent afterwards. His Level 3 super temporarily turns him into his Legendary Super Saiyan form, fires a giant beam from his mouth and gives him a 5% damage boost for the rest of the match.
Players have already started to hit the lab and come up with all sorts of combos and strategies under the Twitter hashtag #DBFZ_SBR. Even some notable players have been sharing their finds, such as this death combo from top Japanese player Fenritti.
— CAG / フェンリっち (@fenritti) December 7, 2019
For players more interested in fanservice, Broly also has a unique Dramatic Finish with Gogeta that replicates the end of their fight scene from the movie. The closeness to how well it matches the movie really shows off developer ArcSystem Works’ skill with their graphics engine, as well as their meticulous oath to be as faithful to the source material as possible.
Interesting to note, the English voice option for Broly has an entirely new voice actor. It is likely due to Broly’s usual dub voice actor, Vic Mignogna, currently being involved with an ongoing lawsuit with Funimation, although there has been no official statement as to the reason for his replacement. The English version of Broly will instead be voiced by anime dub veteran, Johnny Yong Bosch.
As Broly is the final character to be added for the second season, some people might wonder whether a third season will be incoming. Evidence in favor for this can be found in the data of the latest patch that added Broly. Dataminers have found animations in the game that are currently not in use and, when pieced together, the animations are for an unused Dramatic Finish with Goku and Frieza fighting off Jiren. This animation can be found on the Youtube channel of one of the dataminers, Lean MB56. This Dramatic Finish comes from the end of the Dragon Ball Super anime where Goku and Frieza reluctantly team up to fight against the Pride Trooper. As all three of these characters are already in the game, fans have speculated this could mean that at the very least a new Tournament of Power stage will be added. More optimistically, others feel this means that more characters from Dragon Ball Super that have not yet been added to the game could be coming as part of a third season. Fans have been clamoring for characters such as Kefla and Master Roshi, both of who had prominent appearances during the Tournament of Power arc, as well as the famous Ultra Instinct form of Goku, who would be a fitting end for a final DLC character as it represents the pinnacle of Goku’s power.
Dragon Ball FighterZ is available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Super Broly costs $4.99 individually, or can be purchased as a part of the Season 2 pass for $24.99.