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Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2
Kanji ドラゴンボール ゼノバース2
Rōmaji Doragon Bōru Zenobāsu Tsū
Video Game Info
Playable on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Steam, Nintendo Switch
Series XenoVerse (series)
Previous Dragon Ball XenoVerse
Release Date(s)
Japanese November 2, 2016
English NA October 25, 2016
EU October 28, 2016
Character debut(s)
Technique debut(s)
None in this game
Tool debut(s)
None in this game

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 (ドラゴンボール ゼノバース2, Doragon Bōru Zenobāsu Tsū) is a game developed by Dimps and published by Bandai-Namco Games for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Steam and Nintendo Switch. It is a sequel to Dragon Ball XenoVerse, and was released on October 25, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and XBox One, and October 28, 2016 for Steam. Like its predecessor, it features several elements from Dragon Ball Online and Dragon Ball Heroes.

Features

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 is going to expand vastly on the concepts introduced in the original series, bringing in a new hub city, and the most character customization choices to date, along with new features and special upgrades.[2] Additionally, there will be 'updates and post launch support for up to one year', similarly to the previous installment.[3] The five races that were introduced in the previous game make a return.

Additional features include:

  • A new training mode known as "Training School."[4]
  • New online gameplay features between 2 to 6 players.[4]
  • Flight will be allowed in the new hub city, Conton City, though the developers have noted that flight around the city will not be available at the beginning of the game—allowing players to explore the city in a specific order. Once they have reached a certain level and visited certain locations, the ability will be unlocked.[4]
  • There will be DLC and free updates.[5][Notes 1]
  • Those who played Xenoverse 1 will be able to transfer their character to Xenoverse 2. That character is considered a hero in Xenoverse 2 and will play a part in the story. Some (but not all) items and costumes will also be transferred over.[5]
  • The loot system will be changed and will not be the same item drop system that was present in Xenoverse 1.[5]
  • At least one new transformation, with Super Saiyan 3 finally being present and available for custom characters.[6]
    • Furthermore, the player can now possess multiple transformations, such as Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 3 on the same set, transforming from lower to higher levels, and back to the base state. Additionally, Super Saiyan no longer drains ki, however, ki is still not regained while in combat, and can only be regained through charging.[7]
    • The Pure Majin transformation makes its XenoVerse appearance straight from Dragon Ball Online, allowing a Majin to take on an appearance akin to the pure Majin Bū.[8]
    • The Golden Freeza transformation is available for custom members of the Frost Demon race.[9]
    • Nameccians have access to the Super Giant-Form Technique, and while lacking a proper transformation, Humans can ride the Kintoun and wield the Nyoibō.[10]
  • At least one kind of vehicle, a hoverboard, is available for use by custom characters.[6]
  • Based on demo footage, at least some former DLC, such as Tagoma's Scouter, will be available in the game normally.[11]
  • Gokū Black is pre-order bonus DLC, and Trunks is playable in the game in his Dragon Ball Super incarnation, but will be early access with the pre-order.[12]
  • The player is now able to create his new avatar with custom Ki Manipulation Waves.
  • Due to fan feedback, two new modes have been introduced in the VS Mode: Endless and No-level. Endless removes the time-limits, allowing the players to fight until the best fighter wins. No-level matches removes stats from the battles, placing the opponents on equal footing to create matches of skill.[13]

Plot Overview

The game's story takes place two-years after the events of the first game.[14]

Development

The game began development before Dragon Ball Super aired in July 2015.[4] Before release, the game released two betas, a closed beta on October 8th, 2016, and an open beta on October 14th, 2016. The latter of these two was notably plagued by server issues. Both betas initially lasted for three days, however, the open beta, due to the server issues that plagued it, was extended to a fourth day.

Manga Adaptation

Main article: Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 The Manga A manga adapation of the video game, done by Toyotarō, will come bundled with the Collector's Edition of the game.[15]

Trivia

Chi-Chi Super Ball Z

Chi-Chi riding Kintoun in Super Dragon Ball Z.

  • The Earthling's use of the Nyoibō and Kintoun in XenoVerse 2 mirrors Chi-Chi's own usage of the items in Super Dragon Ball Z, where the Earthling woman — dressed in her gi from when she participated in the Tenkaichi Budōkai — fought using the Nyoibō, Kintoun, and the Bashōsen.

External Links

Notes & References

Notes

  1. Additionally, the developer noted that if there was anything lacking in the game, he would release a DlC to remedy this.

References

  1. Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 - Announcement Trailer | PS4, XB1, PC
  2. Bandai Namco Unveils “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2” Coming in 2016
  3. “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2” E3 2016 Initial Information
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: Training Mode, Dragon Ball Super, Transformations
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2: Story, Races, Generations, Items, Online
  6. 6.0 6.1 Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 Gameplay Trailer 2016
  7. TIME PATROLLER Super Saiyan 3 GAMEPLAY! (EXCLUSIVE) Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 In-Depth GAMEPLAY
  8. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 News: Black Goku Preorder Bonus, Majin Race Transformation Confirmed & MORE!
  9. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Time Patroller/CaC Transformations Showcase! (Saiyan, Frieza, Majin Race)
  10. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Trailer #3
  11. TIME PATROLLER Super Saiyan 3 GAMEPLAY! (EXCLUSIVE) Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 In-Depth GAMEPLAY
  12. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 News: Black Goku Preorder Bonus, Majin Race Transformation Confirmed & MORE!
  13. Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 Official Website: Parallel Quest and Online Modes
  14. Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 - Japan Expo Interview w/J-Patrol
  15. “Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2” Collector’s Edition to Include Bonus Toyotarō Manga

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