The latest rumors for Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 2, New JoJo’s Fighter, SoulCalibur VI Roster and more
Over the last few months, a user known as Dasvergeben has become quite the reputable leaker in the fighting game community. They have leaked several things before they were officially announced including Enchantress and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Injustice 2, the entirety of Dragon Ball FighterZ’s first season of DLC, and the existence of Soul Calibur VI. Today, they decided to give us one of the biggest leaks yet, a leak of the entire near future of fighting games.
This leak supposedly comes from a former employee of Bandai Namco entertainment who was wrongfully terminated from the company. They contacted Dasvergeben in order to leak this information anonymously and safely. This story has not yet been confirmed, so take this news with a grain of salt. However, if this leak is true we have quite a bit of new fighting game content to look forward to.
Soul Calibur VI
First we have new details about SoulCalibur VI. Supposedly the final roster will be 22 characters large along with six more coming in future DLC. Dasvergeben said that Hwang and Talim will both be returning characters. New characters include Groh’s father Friderich and Maxi’s lover Jacker. SCVI will also feature guest characters, the first of which will be One Piece’s Roronoa Zoro. DLC characters will include Cervantes as well as another female guest character. Zasalamel was apparently a guest character as well but was recently changed to be part of the main roster.
Dasvergeben did say that all of this info is subject to change and that the roster has not yet been finalized. He also said that Bandai Namco are looking for fans to tell them which features they want included in the game. Apparently Bandai Namco has already abandoned two concepts for new characters including a “traditional and semi realistic” swordsman (similar to what we see in For Honor) and another for a “large and muscular dark skinned woman.”
Plausibility (7/10): While it’s hard to say whether or not this information is specifically correct, nothing about it is implausible. Around 22 characters seems about right for a “new” fighting game. Talim is a fan favorite character and was likely going to be included anyway. Cervantes is another fan favorite character so I wouldn’t be surprised if he ended up as DLC. Bandai Namco does have the rights to One Piece so seeing Zoro enter the roster wouldn’t necessarily be strange. His more specific leaks, such as Groh’s father, Maxi’s lover, are a little bit of a stretch, but once again they do not seem outside the realm of plausibility.
Hwang is perhaps the weirdest leak. He hasn’t been in an SC game for some time. Choosing him over Yun-Seong seems odd, but this might tie in to Soul Calibur VI’s overall identity as a reboot.
Dragon Ball FighterZ
There was also information about Dragon Ball FighterZ to leak. Because of the game’s incredible reception, a second season of DLC has already been greenlit and has just come out of the planning stages. Season two will include four packs of two characters, just like season one. These packs will include:
- Taipon and Gogeta
- Master Roshi and Videl
- Raditz and Zarbon
- Cabba and Kale
Supposedly Videl will have moves that call in Adult Gohan in his Great Saiyaman outfit and Kale will have moves that call in Caulifa, possibly even to fuse with her into Kefla. Additionally, work has already been started on Zarbon.
As far as season one goes, while no specific release date was given, all packs should be released by July. This would make them tournament legal for EVO. As a reminder, season one was datamined a while ago. Its DLC characters include Broly, Bardock, Saiyan Saga Goku, Saiyan Saga Vegeta, SSGSS Vegito, Merged Zamasu, Cooler and Android 17.
Plausibility (8/10): Some of this leak is absolutely plausible while the rest is questionable at best. First of all, Bandai Namco would have to be insane to delay their first season of DLC after EVO. Making sure that all of their DLC characters release before EVO ensures that every pro player, or e-sports follower, will purchase it. This will absolutely happen.
It’s also entirely plausible that DBFZ will have a season 2 of DLC. It’s been one of the most well received fighting games of all time. As long as Bandai Namco have the ability to make a season 2, they will do so.
As for the season 2 characters, those are a little bit more sketchy. Cabba and Kale are likely, being that they are some of the most requested characters by fans. Kale would also increase the amount of females on the roster, which we know Arc System Works and Bandai Namco was trying to do. For the same reason Videl seems like an interesting choice that could be plausible along with Master Roshi, another fan favorite. Taipon and Gogeta could be an interesting movie tie-in. However, while Gogeta has traction here in the states, Taipon is a lesser known character. Finally, Raditz and Zarbon are two decent choices for “classic” Dragon Ball Z characters, but they aren’t really any fan’s favorite. Also, they still haven’t revealed Mr. Satan, which has been a much requested joke character.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
Dasvergeben also had something to say about Soft Circle French Bread, developers of Under Night In-Birth. Supposedly they have partnered with Bandai Namco to create a fast, frantic, 2D style fighter for the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure IP. Supposedly it will largely be modeled after Dragon Ball FighterZ in that it will be a traditional 2D fighter with easy to master controls. Supposedly Jotaro Kujo, Joseph Joestar, Johnny Joestar, Jolyne Kujo, Yoshikage Kira and DIO are all part of the roster. The roster will have a fully voiced story mode with an English dub provided by VIZ. It will be released for the PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch.
Plausibility (4/10): Don’t get me wrong, I would love for this to be true. Bandai Namco does have the rights to Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and it’s been a while since we saw a hardcore competitive fighting game use that IP. Dragon Ball FighterZ has certainly proven that there is a market for such a thing. However, I think the odds of Bandai Namco asking two well-known fighting game developers to make properties based on their titles is slim. Not to mention, Soft Circle French-Bread has never done 2.5D graphics before and I doubt they would start with someone else’s IP. I also doubt that Bandai Namco would want to make a new Jojo’s fighter without the same stunning graphics of DBFZ.
In addition to these fighting game leaks, Dasvergeben has also said that a new action-RPG about Dragon Ball is in development, a new single-player JoJo’s game is in development, and that Bandai Namco has acquired the rights to develop games for Tiger Mask W, Kuroko no Basket (Kuroko's Basketball), Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Yuri on Ice and Kakegurui.
That’s all the leaks we have for you today. How plausible do you think they are? Let us know in the comments.