A new character trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ shows off moves for Android 16, a key character from Dragon Ball Z's Cell Saga.
In Dragon Ball Z, Future Trunks traveled back in time to warn Goku and his friends of the danger posed to them by Androids 17 and 18. However, Trunks' presence changed the timeline, causing there to be three androids instead of two. Though programmed to kill Goku, Android 16 allied with the heroes and became an enemy of Cell. The character's death is what pushed Gohan to become Super Saiyan 2 and defeat Cell. This was the end of the character's story in the anime, but 16 has continued to be a playable character in most Dragon Ball fighting games.
Bandai Namco has released a character trailer for Android 16, which shows the character executing several of his most powerful moves on his opponent, Android 18. The video makes it clear that 16's playstyle relies much on heavy attacks as well as the character's robotic attributes, such as the ability to remove his hands and use his arms as cannons. The video lets fans watch as 16 unleashes his signature move, Hell's Flash, which he used in the anime in his fight with Cell.
Android is one of four Cell Saga characters playable in the game. Fans can also play as Android 18 (with Android 17 as an assist character), Perfect Form Cell, and Future Trunks. It appears that characters established in the Cell Saga will figure heavily into the game's story mode, with Android 16 holding a particularly important role. Last week, Bandai Namco released a story trailer that revealed 16 and a new female character, Android 21, "hold the key" to unlocking the mystery of the game's story. The trailer shows Android 16 about to face off with Goku. We can also see 16 in an argument with 21.
Dragon Ball FighterZ, which features a three-on-three tag system, deviates from most Dragon Ball games by putting the focus on an original story, rather than adapting stories from the anime. In the game, fans will see the main characters mysteriously fall unconscious. At the same time, an army of clones will rise, forcing the player character to unite the heroes against Android 21 and her allies.
Dragon Ball FighterZ releases January 26th, 2018 for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Bandai Namco