Dragon Ball: The Breakers was revealed last week offering a new spin on the Dragon Ball Z formula. Instead of having the most powerful individuals facing off against each other in Dragon Ball: The Breakers powerless Survivors have to escape from all powerful Raiders. Survivors team up in a group of 7 in an effort to escape the Temporal Seam, a location where all the times and places converge. A full overview is given in the 11 minute video below.
Survivors need to activate the Super Time Machine but it is not a simple task. Survivors first have to protect the Start-up System that is in the middle of the map. However, before the system can be started power keys need to be found around the map and placed in specific locations. There are seven keys to find and the more that are found the faster the system will boot up. However, the Raider can destroy the Start-up System which means the Super Time Machine cannot be activated. However, that is not the only way to escape. Survivors can activate beacons to call up emergency time machines and pilot these to escape the Temporal Seam. At this point survivors can work together to get out or go it alone. Raiders can destroy the time machine which means it cannot be called again.
Raiders can win by destroying the time machine or defeating all of the Survivors. If all Survivors are beaten then the Raider wins. Raiders are not at their peak from the start of the match but instead evolve throughout. Cell is shown as a larva at first and grows stronger as he absorbs the energy of NPCs and survivors. Each evolution adds new abilities and more power, making each evolution more dangerous than the last. These skills split between active and passive ones. Another key of evolution is that at each stage the Raider can destroy an entire area of the map, which means any power key left in that area will not be recoverable. Survivors do have skills and tools available to them too to either fight or elude the Raider. The Survivors can also use Dragon Change to turn into a powerful fighter for a brief time to fight the Raider.
Dragon Ball: The Breakers will be released on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in 2022.