Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta 2 coming this week!

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

Due to the difficulties during the recent Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta, Bandai Namco has revealed the dates for the 2nd Open beta to make up for the time lost from the multiple hours of maintenance during the recent open beta times. Listed below are the times for the upcoming beta:

Bandai Namco will host another round of the Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta from January 17 at 9:00 p.m. PT / January 18 at 12:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. UK / 14:00 JST to January 18 at 9:00 p.m. PT / January 19 at 12:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 a.m. UK / 14:00 JST, the company announced.

The previous open beta ran from January 14th to 16th.

Dragon Ball FighterZ will launch for PlayStation 4, January 26th in the Americas and Europe, and February 1st in Japan.

What do you think about the 2nd open beta news? Are you looking forward to it? Did you get a chance to check out Dragon Ball FighterZ during the last beta? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Here’s how you can get your hands on the Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

This is going to be a busy holiday weekend! Bandai Namco finally has the Dragon Balls FighterZ open beta available for download in the PS Store! Here’s how you can get the beta.

  1. Go to the PS Store
  2. Select Games.
  3. Select Pre Orders search to the right and you will see Dragon Ball Fighters.
  4. Once you have the game selected. On the far right you will see add-ons. Then once selected, under the add-on options you will see the open beta download.

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However if you have pre-ordered digitally you will see the option to download the early access beta pass which allows those who pre-ordered the game early to play the beta a day early.

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After you’ve found the open beta download and enjoy the spoils. The open beta availability exact times for the beta are:

  • Pre-orders: Jan. 13 at 3 a.m. ET
  • All: Jan. 14 at 3 a.m. ET
  • Beta ends: Jan. 16 at 2:59 a.m. ET

(Editors Opinion: I’m soooo excited for this title to drop. However after this beta will it will leave me once again with a sense of loss but only for a week thankfully. But for now when this beta drops, this weekend will be nothing but Dragon Ball FighterZ streamed on many of our twitch channels and The Online Arcade respective twitch channels.)

With that being said are you downloading the open beta this weekend. Who are you eager to play as? Are you happy with the open beta roster? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Check out the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Open Beta Trailer

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Today is the start of the busy weekend for PlayStation Gamers. Today PlayStation has release a trailer to introduce and prep gamers for the upcoming RPG Brawler coming to PS4 consoles soon. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is a new brawler from Square Enix and Koei Tecmo coming to PS4 on 30th January. Known in arcades across Japan as Dissidia Final Fantasy, the latest installment of the fighting franchise features three-versus-three combat and a roster full of characters from all ages of the Final Fantasy saga. You can view the trailer for the open beta below:

(Editors Opinion: I’m looking forward to this game. And I’m very much so hyped to play this title weekend, alongside Dragon Ball FighterZ Open beta as well! I’m hoping this has a more in depth tutorial with actual commentary. I was privileged with taking part in the private beta but the tutorial was a bit lacking to say the least. However I enjoyed the game very from my limited play through and this game looks absolutely gorgeous. I am very much looking forward to playing the final build upon it’s release.)

What do you think? Are you going to try this RPG brawler open beta? What Final Fantasy character do you look forward to using? What Final Fantasy characters do you want to see added later that may not be in this current iteration? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure to check back with us here At What’s Up PlayStation.

Bandai Namco Reveals Dragon Ball FighterZ Open Beta Character Roster

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FGC fans and fans of dragon ball alike are eagerly waiting for the upcoming fighter Dragon Ball Fighters Well today Bandai Namco has revealed the character roster for the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta, While the full roster isn’t available here’s the following 11 characters will be playable:

  • Nappa
  • Vegeta
  • Goku
  • Piccolo
  • Krillin
  • Cell
  • Android 18
  • Frieza
  • Beerus
  • Kid Buu
  • Gohan (Adult)

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The Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta will run from January 14 at 12:00 a.m. PT / 3:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m CST to January 16 at the same time. Users who pre-order the game will gain early access to the open beta on January 13, also at the same time.

( Editors Opinion: I’m very much looking forward to this open beta as we here at the WUPS crew were in the previous closed beta. Although it was a closed beta and it was very enjoyable while playing the game. However the downside of the previous beta was the process of catching the available times of the lobbies to be open for players. It was very tedious and a bit of a hassle, however this open beta seems to be a bit more lenient as we have yet to hear any information of this being limited due to play time. Which is a great thing because this game launches in a few weeks and they need to overload the servers to see how they will be able to handle such a large player count especially on the PS4 end. With that being said I am eagerly waiting for this weekend to approach so that I may once again get a chance to play the greatness that is Dragon Ball FighterZ! )

Will you be picking up this title? Dragon Ball FighterZ will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on January 26th North America and Europe, and February 1st in Japan. For news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

New Dragon Ball FighterZ mechanic revealed

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As you know we are following every move and note of  the upcoming fighter Dragon Ball FighterZ. Well today via Twitter Bandai Namco has revealed more details in regard to the anticipated fighter. A new fighting system introduced as the “Shenron system”

This feature will allow players who string a specific number of combos during battle to collect Dragon Balls on-screen. Once all the Dragon Balls have been collected, Shenron will appear and grant the player one of four wishes:

  1. Restore my health: Restore your current character’s to its full health
  2. Bring back my ally: Revive your lost ally to 50% health
  3. Give me the ultimate power: Boost your Ki gauge to MAX 
  4. Make me immortal: Health will be 50% restored, and auto-restoration for energy gauge.

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As of now there is no word on if this will be vary in options and we don’t have any confirmation on if this feature is able to be turned on and off. However many fans assume that it will be an option as Bandai Namco has stated that they want this fighter to be a contender for event’s like Evo and CEO etc. But as it currently stands there is no definite confirmation.

Also in conjunction with this news there was a special live stream of the upcoming fighter with the likes of Maximillian, Perfect Legend and Rhymestyle as they revealed a lumpsome of information in regard to Dragon Ball FighterZ it’s worth a look as the roster of fighters has bulked up a great deal. You can view that below as well.

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With that being said what do you think of this news does this dampen or heighten your interest in the up and coming fighter? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more make sure keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta heading to PS4 in January

What’s Up PlayStation Nation,

 

FGC fans and Anime Fighter enthusiast have much to rejoice upon as Bandai Namco has recently announced new fighters such as “Hit, Beerus and Goku Black”  are heading to it’s upcoming Arc System works fighter. But as much surprise Bandai Namco has released more news as they’ve officially stated that:

Players will be able to test their skills on the DRAGON BALL FighterZ Open Beta between January 14th and January 15th. Those who have preordered the game will have extra slots on the early access from January 13th.

open beta for Dragon Ball FighterZ will be held from January 14 at midnight PT / 3:00 a.m. ET / 9:00 a.m CET to January 16 at the same time, with

with users who pre-order the game gaining early access on January 13.

 

Alongside with the above stated news Bandai Namco has released some details about the upcoming characters and a trailer which you can view below:

 

Goku Black

Goku Black will receive assistance from Zamasu, such as holding down the opponent when firing a “Kamehameha.” Using his giant scythe and hand-blade, Goku Black can attack from a distance with long reach, never giving his opponent a chance to retaliate.

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Beerus is the God of Destruction of Universe 7. He restrains his opponent while using “Spheres of Destruction” that explode upon touch, all the while gradually cornering his opponent with what is not even the full extent of his God powers.

 

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Hit uses his “Time-Skip/Molotov” technique to attack as if he is warping. He also uses technical skills, such as automatically counter-attacking when attacked in a defensive stance, to drive into his opponent with ultra high speed attacks.

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(Editors Opinion: I’ve been steering clear of Dragon Ball Super but at this point I have no choice but to binge watch as I’m looking forward to be caught up with the show’s latest story arc by the release of this much anticipated fighter. However I simply cannot stress enough of how beautifully put together this fighter is. The Cell shading of this looks amazing when you view the trailers of the game. I simply cannot wait to see more gameplay of not only Hit and Beerus but Android 21 as well. This will definitely be a day one purchase for me.)
With that being said, Dragon Ball FighterZ will launch for PlayStation 4, and other platforms on January 26 in the Americas and Europe, and February 1 in Japan.What do you think of the open beta details and this new trailer? Are you personally interested? Do you think this will live up to the expectations for fighting game fans and those who that say Dragon Ball Xenoverse 1 and 2 didn’t live up to the hype? Comment below let us know. For news like this and more, make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

Iron Tager,V-13 and More Join the Fight in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

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If you’ve been following our Online Arcade articles here at What’s Up PlayStation. It should be no secret we’re looking forward to this Blazblue Cross Tag Battle. In our previous trailer reveal it was announced that no further reveals would take place until December, and well fellow gamers December is here and we’ve got the scoop on this months reveal! As you can see via the image Tager is finally set to be revealed for this months announcements. I’m sure Arc System Works will reveal more info as the month closes. But for now you can see the trailer below and let us know what you think.

So as you can see via the above trailer. Iron Tager, V-13, and Makoto from BlazBlue and Es from Xblaze/Blazeblue will be playable in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle. So with these 4 behemoths being announced that leaves us with a pretty meaty roster so far. AzraelRagna the Bloodedge, Jin Kisaragi, Rachel Alucard, Hazama, and Noel Vermillion from BlazBlue; Yukiko Amagi, Yu Narukami, Yosuke Hanamura, and Chie Satonaka from Persona 4 Arena; Gordeau, Hyde, Linne, and Waldstein from Under Night In-Birth; and Ruby Rose and Weiss Schnee from RWBY. That’s about 20 characters so far with the inclusion of those mentioned from the above trailer.

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Once again however, this month’s reveal so far haven’t announced any particular characters from RWBY so with January and a possible release fast approaching here’s hoping that we can hear more about some pivotal RWBY characters as well more from Under Night In Birth. But for now we can assume a pretty robust roster as this weeks reveals brings us up to 20 Playable Characters for the up coming fighter! So far it seems there’s someone for everyone. Arc System Works however has yet to give us a release window however we here at WUPS still believe and assume so far that we can expect this to release after Dragon Ball FighterZ as it would give both titles a bit of time to flourish and breath I assume.

(Editors Opinion: I can now breath a sigh of relief as now it stands that 3 of my favorite Blazblue characters have entered the fold as it stands I know have Iron Tager, Noel Vermillion and V-13 all that would make this circle complete honestly at this point would be the inclusion of Hakumen, Arakune From Blazblue, Yang from RWBY and Akatsuki from UNIEL [Under Night In Birth for those who don’t recognized the acronym.] And although I love many of Arc System Work’s Fighters I’ve yet to play Persona 4: Arena so that complete roster is foreign to me. But I look forward to playing this final product when it releases!)

But what do you think of this months trailer? Are you excited for these characters? Who would you like to see, How many characters do you hope to see on the final Roster? Comment below let us know. Make to sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.

The Online Arcade Presents: The Plus On Block Podcast Episode 27

What’s Up Gamers and Fighting Game Enthusiast,

Welcome to this week’s Plus on Block Podcast as we once again join fellow T.O.A. (The Online Arcade) member and long time supporter of the WUPS team. UpChuckGaming (Chuck) and Dreology619 (Dre) as we present the Plus On Block Podcast. Below we’ve included a few of the topics they focus on please leave your feedback either in our comment section or the video link that will be provided below, Check it out and give us your thoughts Enjoy!

  • Capcom Cup Recap
  • SF Anniversary
  • SFV Season 3
  • My experience with SFV AE
  • Jealousy in the FGC

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What do you think comment below or via the video link provided? Also make sure to sub to UpChuckGaming’s YouTube Channel as well Dreology619’s YouTube Channel. Also you can follow them on their respective social media outlets UpChuck’s Twitter, and Dreology619’s Twitter. For fresh content like this & more. Make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation!

Black Clover: Project Knights Heading to PS4

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As announced from Bandai Namco via the Black Clover website it has been revealed that the game based on the manga and anime, Black Clover: Project Knights will be heading to PS4 only in Japan and presumably PS4 and PC in the future in the west. As of now there’s not much info to go off on at this time other than there is word of more information being released on December 18th. As of now there’s not much to go out outside of this very, very small announcement trailer.

(Editor’s Opinion: I haven’t seen much of this anime or read the manga outside of viewing a few Gifs images of this series. However I am intrigued and I am hoping that it provides something fresh and new. I love games like J Stars and so forth but I want a bit of a deeper experience with these newer anime / manga to console iterations. Here’s hoping that we’ll see something new and fresh alongside more than just a name. Here’s to more great games and hopefully more innovation in the console anime/manga space.)

What do you think? Are you a fan of the series? Do you think this will be what you hoped for? Comment below let us know. And news like this and more make sure to keep us bookmarked and check back with us here at What’s Up PlayStation.