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Super Public Event Honoring the History of DBZ Games and Celebrating the Launch of Dragon Ball FighterZ

I remember my first exposure to Dragon Ball Z…. A friend at school wanted to sketch a Freezer on my shirt. Whereas other friends left messages, jokes and crude outlines of body parts, this friend wanted to sketch a kitchen appliance. It wasn’t until he had done, I am pretty sure I just left him with the shirt as it was taking so long, that I discovered he meant Frieza.

Back in Black

Now we have been down my memory lane, why not take your own trip to a very rare event? You and other gaming fans are welcome to play some of the most popular Dragon Ball Z video games on retro consoles such as; Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 to Dragon Ball Z Super Butoden plus loads more! Visitors can also get a taste of the latest instalment in the Dragon Ball Z series with Dragon Ball FighterZ available to play.

There are also tournaments taking place for Dragon Ball FighterZ. You can hone your skills during the Open Beta starting on January 14th. More details below.

Session Start Date/Time (GMT) End Date/Time (GMT)
Only Pre-Order users access gameplay Saturday 13th at 08:00 Sunday 14th at 07:59
All Users can access gameplay Sunday 14th at 08:00 Tuesday 16th at 08:00
You Know What I am Saiyan?

Full details on the event, including the public invite – which is worth printing out just for the artwork alone! – is below. If you go to the event, feel free to tag TiX or Bandai Namco on Twitter, and don’t forget to include #DBFZLaunchParty!

Dates: 26 January 2018

Address: Under the Bridge, Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London, SW6 1HS

Opening Times:
12PM – 10PM
Tournament – Check-in at 4PM

Ticket Price: FREE

Register for a ticket here

*Early registrants will receive an exclusive DBFZ T-Shirt

Restrictions: Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Those under 18 will not be served alcohol. ID must be presented upon request.

Evolve launch event – London

London’s Barbican Centre was a sea of Red tonight, as Turtle Rock unleashed the beast at the Launch of Evolve. As you can probably imagine the room we all gathered in was red, really red.

Once I managed to bag a seat I primed myself with a controller and started out as one of the medics, I struggled in the beta possibly due to the fact that I didn’t gel with my tea, but this time it round it wasn’t to be the case, despite my skills being quite rusty I managed to combine with my teammates to take down the monster. I’ll admit to having more fun than I was expecting, you never feel like you have any chance against this huge beast that seems to get stronger and stronger, but work together and you have that fighting chance.

I spent a fair bit of time watching some brilliant matches, and the reactions from the two sides were really entertaining, if Evolve is going to do well it’s because you are never quite sure who is going to come out on top. If Turtle Rock can maintain that balance there could be some good game nights ahead.

It wasn’t long before the tournaments began, the competition was fierce and although I didn’t take part it was fun to watch, I got the feeling that this could actually fit into the eSports arena quite well. There was a masterclass in Evolve from gaming broadcaster Sacriel before the guests had to chance to talk to the developers on the US via Skype.

Everyone at the event seemed to be having a good time and hopefully Evolve will enjoy a successful launch! We hope to receive a review copy soon and once we have had some proper time with it we’ll let you know what we think.

I have to give a huge thumbs up to the Venue, the Barbican is an awesome place, with so many things to do, if you get the chance to visit then do!

Big thanks to Xbox and 2K for a great evening.