We will not wait long for the opportunity to check out a new Dragon Ball game. Bandai Namco has announced closed tests for Dragon Ball: The Breakers and shared another trailer of the game.
The beta will last only from December 3 to 4 in four sessions: on Friday from 3:00 AM - 7:00 AM CET, from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CET and from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM CET, and on Saturday from 3:00 AM - 7:00 AM CET. To have a chance to participate in the tests, you must register here.
However, the new trailer by no means focuses solely on the announcement of tests. The material is also a discussion of gameplay in Dragon Ball: The Breakers. We already learned a lot about this from the previous trailer, but now a few issues have been clarified, including the victory conditions for the survivors.
In accordance with the convention known from, among others, Dead by Daylight, players will have to escape from a clash with a powerful enemy (controlled by another player). In order to do so, they will have to find the keys hidden on the map, which will enable them to try to activate the machine that is the only chance to escape from the temporal anomaly, where the battle takes place.
"Try" because the device will need time to activate, giving the villain a chance to destroy it. The more keys the survivors collect, the less time it will take to activate the machine. In case of failure, it will also be possible to summon an emergency one-man time machine (albeit only once and one at a time per team). In addition, there will be an option to temporarily transform into Son Goku, Piccolo and other characters from Dragon Ball and fight the invaders directly. Don't count on this to enable you to defeat them easily, though.
The trailer also reveals the presence of NPCs on maps, the active and passive abilities of invaders (including special powers and other bonuses available after subsequent evolutions), and survivors, items (including the titular Dragon Balls), and a communication system. How it will work in practice, we will find out next week.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers will be released next year. The title will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.