The Correct Way To Pronounce Dragon Ball FighterZ, According To Bandai Namco
The characters of Bandai Namco’s fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ put on ferocious and fast paced battles, all while replicating the look of the action-packed source material. While it’s expected to see fans debate over which fighter is the all-around best (not Yamcha), another intense war has been waging around the title as of late: how to even pronounce Dragon Ball FighterZ.
With Dragon Ball FighterZ superfluously capitalized “Z“ featured on the end, it isn’t difficult to see how confusion could come about. Solely based on the way it looks, two pronunciations of the game’s title have widely come into use. There’s one side that sees FighterZ as just a stylized spelling of the word “fighters”, and another puts hard emphasis on the uppercase letter, pronouncing it as if it was “Fighter-Z”.
With the game nearing release, the answer had yet to become clear to fans, but Bandai Namco has finally settled the debate once and for all. Revealing the news via the publisher’s U.S. Twitter account, the correct way to pronounce Dragon Ball FighterZ is indeed the “fighters” way, with no separate “Z” sound to speak of.
It's pronounced "fighters" [NOT Fighter-Z] 😎 https://t.co/inr6eqYdj8
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) January 25, 2018
Given that the Dragon Ball Z anime is still a very popular entry in the series, it’s easy to understand how pronouncing a “Z” could become second nature. Still, with the misnomer resolved, “fighters” makes the most sense upon looking back at the game’s marketing. For example, the action-packed launch trailer contains the text, “Some fight, but only a few… are FighterZ,” which wouldn’t make as much sense if pronounced the other way.
The battle of “Z” aside, most can agree that Dragon Ball FighterZ has fans riding high on the hype train, especially with the game’s imminent launch arriving soon. Adding to the excitement is the recent addition of Majin Android 21, who joins the ranks of Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black in the roster with many more expected as future DLC. The battle begins when Dragon Ball FighterZ releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 26th.
What do you think? Are you happy the way to pronounce Dragon Ball FighterZ has been cleared up, or are you going to continue to pronounce the “Z” anyways? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more Dragon Ball FighterZ news from recent weeks, check out these next few links below:
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