The next board game based on classic anime Dragon Ball Z will feature the long-running series’ saga in its entirety.
The fittingly-named Dragon Ball Z: The Board Game Saga is a co-op game for between one and four players, who control a selection of 10 different characters - including main hero Goku and the other Z Fighters, such as Piccolo and Yamcha - as they take on villains from the manga-turned-TV series.
All four of Dragon Ball Z’s main arcs - centred around big bads Raditz, Frieza, Cell and Maijin Buu - will be playable in the anime board game, with players able to recreate moments from the series or create their own custom match-ups and alternative scenarios.
The Z Fighters will be able to use unique abilities and fighting styles, increasing their power level across multiple battles (presumably to over 9,000) in either a single battle, standalone saga or the complete series. The characters can also transform into their Super Saiyan forms - along with other different forms, depending on the character - to unleash more powerful moves.
Battles are resolved using dice, with the game also including more than 250 cards and seven miniature dragon balls, along with standees - not miniatures - for the game’s characters. The game is estimated to take up to two hours to play, depending on whether players choose an individual fight or multiple sagas.
Dragon Ball Z: The Board Game Saga was first announced by publisher IDW back in 2017 as part of a series of board games based on the anime, before being delayed multiple times.
The game has now been given a release date of February 2021 by US distributor GTS Distribution, with a $50/£50 price tag.
Update 3/11/20: A representative for IDW has told Dicebreaker that the February 2021 release date listed by GTS Distribution is based on out-of-date information, adding that Dragon Ball Z: The Board Game currently has no confirmed release date.