Dragon Ball FighterZ's reception has taken even Bandai Namco by surprised.
Dragon Ball FighterZ was one of the surprise hits of E3 2017, with a surge of interest both from the existing fanbase and the fighting community in the wake of the announce.
The reaction seems to have both gratified and somewhat surprised Bandai Namco, resulting in an expansion to the publisher's plans for beta testing. Rather than close sign-ups on July 26 and commence testing Dragon Ball FighterZ in August as it announced during EVO 2017, it's taking names right through August 22 and pushing the test start back to September 16.
"Due to the volume of excitement and enthusiasm surrounding this announcement, we have decided to expand the capacity of the closed beta in an effort to enable more players to participate in the program," Bandai Namco said on Facebook.
"We are also working to bolster our background systems to ensure that the closed beta registration and selection process can accept the volume of anticipated sign-ups. However, these efforts will necessitate a slight delay."
A gorgeous-looking 2D fighter from Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected in early 2018 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. So far the confirmed cast includes Goku, young Gohan, Vegeta, Freiza, Cell and Buu.