Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event taking place in February

Dragon Ball: The Breakers

Dragon Ball Games official Twitter has announced that there will be another Battle Hour, and it will take place in February. That will specifically taking place between February 18th and February 20th. During that time there will be a lot of streams with players facing off against each other in games like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. There will also be additional items to view such as stop motion animations. While there is no mention of new projects, Battle Hour would be a good time to announce new games.

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The latest game to be announced for the franchise is Dragon Ball: The Breakers. Dragon Ball: The Breakers is an eight player online title in which survival is the key. Of these eight players one takes on the role of Raider whose mission is to take out the remaining players who are known as the Survivors. Raiders are incredibly powerful whereas Survivors have no powers and will instead have to use skills and power ups. Raiders will have the choice of playing as either Cell, Buu, or Frieza

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.

Source: Official Dragon Ball site

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