Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and Dragon Ball Super (we don’t talk about GT) have a vast amount of characters. But, because of the nature of the series, both in regards to the heroes and the villains and the characters that fall into the middle, some characters do become superfluous. Or, just plain irrelevant. Take, for example, Yamcha. When he was in Dragon Ball, the original series, he was actually quite a fighter, and even taught Goku a thing or two, as well as helped save the day once or twice. But then, as Dragon Ball Z kept going, he became…a punching bag.
In the Saiyan Saga, he died via Saiybamen, then he died in the Majin Buu saga after being transformed into chocolate. Finally, he’s died in the “future” timeline by the Androids. He’s become so synonymous with being a punching bag that he wasn’t drafted by Goku to be put into the Tournament of Power in Dragon Ball Super. Yet, that hasn’t stopped Dragon Ball FighterZ from bringing Yamcha into the fold. And he’s not as bad as you might think.
In the game, Yamcha is a “rush down” character, which allows you to do some very interesting combos. If you don’t know, the rush down style is meant for those who want to be super aggressive, and literally overwhelm their opponents until they’re no more. Yamcha fits that mold. As you’ll see in the preview video above, the crux of his abilities is tied to one of his famous techniques, the “Wolf Fang Fist”, depending on how you use that technique, you’ll be able to do wicked combos, blast opponents across the screen, or even get a knockdown.
The preview video is really worth a watch, and it proves that every character in Dragon Ball FighterZ is unique and can take on everyone else, no matter how good or bad they were in the animes. Dragon Ball FighterZ arrives on January 26th.