Cooler is joining Dragon Ball FighterZ as the game's seventh DLC fighter. Cooler, Frieza's older brother, is a popular villain featured in two Dragon Ball Z films. Cooler will be one of the last two fighters for the game's first season of DLC.
Developed by Arc System Works, Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ is a 2.5D fighting game inspired by the early installments of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise. The game allows players to face off in three-on-three tag team battles. FighterZ has a starting roster of 24 characters, including fan-favorites such as Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, and Gohan. Unlike most Dragon Ball games, which typically retell the story of the anime series, FighterZ focuses on an original story that brings the heroes and villains together to fight Android 21.
At the fighting game tournament, EVO 2018, Bandai Namco released a new trailer for FighterZ that shows off a new Dramatic Finish of Goku defeating Vegeta and reveals Cooler to be the game's next DLC character. Appearing in "Final Form", Cooler can be seen unleashing a number of combos on his opponent, and Goku and utilizing his "Death Ball" attack.
He debuted in the movie, Dragon Ball Z: Revenge of Cooler, as the main antagonist who visits Earth to kill Goku and avenge the death of his brother, Frieza. Following his defeat, the character appears again in Return of Cooler in his "Meta-Cooler" form.
Cooler and another DLC fighter, Broly, are the only two characters exclusive to the movies to be featured in FighterZ. Other DLC characters include Fused Zamasu, Super Saiyan Blue Vegito, Bardock, and the base forms for Goku and Vegeta. Goku and Vegeta were confirmed in July. At EVO 2018, it was announced that the two fighters will be released simultaneously on August 8. So far, Bandai Namco has released all DLC fighters in pairs every two months. So we can expect Cooler and one more character to release together around the end of September or the beginning of October.
The character paired with Cooler is most likely the Dragon Ball Super version of Android 17, despite the fact that Dragon Ball Z's Android 17 is already a part of Android 18's moveset in the game. Months ago, a fan datamined FighterZ and supposedly discovered the names of all eight DLC fighters. As of now, everyone on the list except for Android 17 has been officially confirmed.
Source: Bandai Namco