Dragon Ball Legends or (Doragon Bōru Rejenzu) in Japanese, is a fighter game for Android and IOS mobile platforms. The free game is available for download on App Store and Google Play. In-app purchases may be required. It is part of the Dragon Ball game series based on the manga and anime of the same name which was created by Akira Toriyama. The game was developed by Bandai Namco, a Tokyo based company. It had an initial release on 28th March 2018, the first day of the Game Developers Conference (GDC) at Moscone Center, San Francisco, California.
Unlike it’s predecessors which were played
on home consoles, the Dragon Ball Legends is developed exclusively for mobile
platforms. The outstanding feature of this game is the 3D player versus player
between fighters from around the world at any time. It is made possible by
Google’s Cloud platform as the developers did not want the players to be
limited by regions. This feature was demonstrated to guests at the GDC with a
fight session between Bandai Staff, Keigo Ikeda playing in San Francisco and a
fighter based at Tokyo.
The game follows the protagonist, Shallot (シャロット, Sharotto in
Japanese) an ancient Saiyan and his training and fights on the way to the
Tournament of Time, hosted by King Kai. Shallot is a strong fighter, has a
medium build but an amnesiac. His armor is constructed of blue Sadala Saiyan
leather. He has a set of beliefs and morals, but he can be very temperamental
as well as aggressive when faced with opponents. Both Vegeta and Nappa trained
him and his allegiance rested with Freiza Force in the past. Other notable
characters include Super Saiyan Goku, Piccolo, Pan, Vegeta, Nappa and Freiza.
The story in the Dragon Ball Legends takes place after the end of the
Tournament of Power (力の大会, Chikara no Taikai) hosted by Zeno and
Future Zeno in age 780.
Most fight oriented games are not mobile
user-friendly as they require a controller or joystick for real-life
experience. But this game is easily played on a mobile or iPad or tablet as
complicated combat moves that need precision are cut down to taps and swipes on
the screen. The game focuses on strategic moves rather than split-second
attacks during a fight session. The game employs lifelike graphics and combines
elements of Dragon Ball themes. It is hosted online for multiple players while
individual player mode can also be played offline.
The primary currency
of the game is Chrono Crystals. Along with it, in-game currencies, Soul and
Zeni, can be used to upgrade battle equipment and strengthen your characters. The
game supports different languages like English, French, German, Korean, and
Chinese. The game has been an enormous success and has become very popular
across the continents. It has even appeared on one of Conan O’Brien’s show in
Clueless Gamer segments. With its user-friendly game experience and the input
of anime, Dragon Ball Legends is clearly on the pursuit of world dominion.