The sequel to the well received Dragon Ball Xenoverse (DB XV) will be out on October 25th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Steam release follows on October 28th. Xenoverse 2 will feature a number of additions and improvements over the original. The most notable difference being that this is the first Dragon Ball game developed exclusively for the current generation of consoles. They also released this new trailer:
As in Dragon Ball XV, Xenoverse 2 will feature a massive hub world, Conton City, where players will have the opportunity to interact with various characters from the Dragon Ball universe. A special guest DJ will also be residing in the massive city.
World renowned American Electro House DJ Steve Aoki will be lending his remixing talents to many classic Dragon Ball tunes including: “Cha-La Head-Cha-La” and “We Gotta Power.” Not only will Aoki be remixing songs, but we will be able to interact with him as an NPC in Conton City. Aoki has worked with artists like Snoop Dogg, Kid Cudi, and Rivers Cuomo to name a few. He has also appeared in an episode of Arrow and Robot Chicken as himself. Of working on and being in the game Aoki says: “Having grown up with Dragon Ball, I jumped at the chance to contribute my talents and leave my personal impact on the series.”
This is not all the news to emerge from Bandi Namco’s Dragon Ball announcement. Xenoverse 2 will also be giving fans something they’ve wanted since first being allowed to create custom Saiyan Warriors.
The ability to transform up to SSJ2 (Super Saiyan 2) was available to created characters in DB XV, but in XV 2, created fighters will be able to take their power to the next level with SSJ3 transformations. It is a welcome layer to an already robust character creation system.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is shaping up to be the most fleshed out DBZ fighting game to date. No full character list has been revealed yet, but based on the trailers we can see it includes characters from many of the movies and sagas. As for if Dragon Ball Super, the most recent and still running series, producer Masayuki Hirano said: “Since ‘Dragon Ball Super’ is still playing we are hoping to add those characters and features into the game. As you can imagine, it takes a long time to create a character. It may be before the game is released, it may be after.”
With true to anime artwork and the upgrade to full current gen support Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is sure to be a hit among fans of the anime, fighting games, or fun in general.
Are you geeks ready to Kamehameha the crap out of each other this October?