Dragon Ball FighterZ which was initially announced for the Switch in June, is now set for a release on September 28, 2018. In a tweet from Bandai Namco UK earlier today, however, it has been announced that there will be an open beta to try out in the meantime.
Don’t wait until September 28th to play Dragon Ball FighterZ for Nintendo Switch! Play the open beta from August 10th at 05:00 UK time with 23 characters available!
— Bandai Namco UK (@BandaiNamcoUK) August 3, 2018
Based on the promotional material, it can be surmised that this open beta will be handled much like a free weekend between August 10 and 12. Players will be able to preload the beta client today in anticipation of the event going live later in the month. Players will be able to select 23 characters from within the game during this testing phase.
Although the character list for this beta has not been revealed, last month it was announced that base Goku and Vegeta would be added to the game at a similar time. Perhaps this beta phase could also be used to as a balance check for these new characters before the official Switch launch in September. Either way, fans are sure to be excited to see how well FighterZ plays on handheld.