Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Dragon Ball: The Breakers Closed Beta Test Dates Announced

Bandai Namco and Dimps have announced that a closed beta for Dragon Ball: The Breakers will run on PC next month. Registration for the event, which will run from December 3 to December 4, is now open in North America, Europe, and Japan.

Across the two days, Bandai Namco will run four different closed beta sessions, the majority of which will take place on December 4. A full list of timings for these sessions is outlined below:

  • December 3 from 6:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm ET to 10:00 pm PT / 1:00 am ET
  • December 4 from 4:00 am PT / 7:00 am ET to 8:00 am PT / 11:00 am ET
  • December 4 from 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET to 2:00 pm PT / 5:00 pm ET
  • December 4 from 6:00 pm PT / 9:00 pm ET to 10:00 pm PT / 1:00 am ET

Bandai Namco initially revealed its announcement trailer for Dragon Ball: The Breakers last week. Unlike previous Dragon Ball games that pitch different Super Saiyan beings against one another in grueling hand-to-hand combat, the latest game from the publisher is taking a rather different approach to gameplay.

The Breakers is an asymmetrical online multiplayer game where players are either assigned as a Raider (Cell, Buu, or Frieza) or one of seven completely ordinary beings trying to run, hide, and outmaneuver their Raider opponent. As well as possessing the ability to run and flee like headless chickens, the seven survivors in the game will be able to work on customizable skill trees, weapons, and more in order to co-operatively escape from the Raider's grasp before they're blown to smithereens.

As well as announcing the dates for the closed beta, Bandai Namco has also released an eleven-minute video for the game (as seen below) which delves further into the premise of the game and what players can expect upon release. Dragon Ball: The Breakers is currently planned for release on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in 2022. The game will also be available to play via Backwards Compatibility on Xbox Series X|S and PS5.

Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.


No comments:

Post a Comment