Xbox One owners can download a free bonus game this weekend.
To celebrate the start of the EVO beat-em-up tournament, Microsoft has teamed up with Bandai Namco to give away a fighting game masterpiece for free.
Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Ultimate Games Pass subscribers can download and play the excellent Dragon Ball Fighterz until August 5 at 7:59 a.m. UK time.
“Download Dragon Ball FighterZ today by clicking on the Gold Member area of the home dashboard or directly from the Microsoft Store and take to the stage in one of the most dynamic fighting games to date!” Microsoft explains.
After the free trial ends, Xbox Gold subscribers can purchase the game to keep at a discounted price.
“Xbox Live Gold members can also purchase Dragon Ball FighterZ at a discount during this time and enjoy this fighting game frenzy beyond the Free Play Days period,” the post continues.
“If purchased, you can continue playing while maintaining your player score and in-game achievements during the event.”
As part of the promotion, fans can purchase the standard game for just £12.49 or the Fighterz Edition for £29.99. Then there’s the Ultimate Edition, which is discounted from £102.49 to just £40.99.
Featuring characters from the popular anime, Dragon Ball Fighterz lets players compete in 3v3 battles both online and offline.
“Featuring a roster of your favorite Dragon Ball characters with a 3vs3 tag/support system, relive some of the anime’s most epic battles or create your own story with the wide assortment of characters,” reads the official description.
“Create a team with classic fan-favorite characters like Goku, Vegeta, and Piccolo, or mix and match with villains like Cell and Frieza.
“With a free-switching battle mechanic that adds another element of strategy to gameplay, Dragon Ball FighterZ possesses a level of complexity that delivers a unique combat experience, elevating it among its peers.”
Taking place August 2-4, the Evolution Championship Series (otherwise known as EVO) is the oldest tournament dedicated to beat-em-ups.
Games include Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition, Samurai Showdown, Soul Calibur 6, Tekken 7, and Mortal Kombat 11.
That’s in addition to the aforementioned Dragon Ball Fighterz, as well as Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Blazblue Cross Tag Battle.
Video game publishers will also be using the event to make announcements, so expect to see new DLC characters and potentially even new game reveals.