Very little is known about the new project right now
Arc System Works already looked very busy in 2021, where they were to support Guilty Gear Strive, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Granblue Fantasy: Versus, but it seems that they have added even more on record.
During the Dungeon and Fighter Universe Festival in South Korea, Neople announced a new Arc System Works-developed fighting game called Dungeon and Fighter Duel / Dungeon Fighter Duel / DNF Duel.
DNF Duel is a new play title in the Dungeon Fighter Online world that seems to take the beat ̵
Launched back in 2005, Dungeon Fighter Online has since become one of the most popular video games in the world with over 700 million live players and revenue of over $ 15 billion as of May 2020.
As for the DNF Duel, it looks like the game runs on a similar engine as another ArcSys-developed fighting game in Granblue Fantasy: Versus with all the anime-aesthetic flare you expect for the company now.
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Instead of using individual characters, it appears that DNF Duel uses fighter jets based on the 16 main classes and 60 advencements found in the MMO, with five appearing in the trailer.
The characters so far seem to use the Advanced version of classes with Berserker, Ranger, Grappler, Striker and Inquisitor which are all shown with games here.
There is little to go on as far as game mechanics specifically, but it seems to be some kind of special cancellation or something similar where characters can be seen flashing at different points before performing a move.
Eighting, the former developers of Bloody Roar and Marvel vs. Capcom 3, will also work to create the game, although the extent of their involvement is still unknown.
The project is apparently led by Ryosuke Kodani in the director’s chair, who previously worked as a lead planner in Dragon Ball FighterZ, was assistant director for River City Girls and previously worked on Arcana Heart 3.
It is unclear how many fighting game teams Arc System Works is operating now, considering that they have three other ongoing projects, but two of them are only on DLC seasons and Eighting assisting here is likely to help ease the strain on developers.
No platforms or release date was given in the first trailer, but the previous post with ArcSys fighting games, it will probably come to PlayStation 4 and PC at least.
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