Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, the sequel to 2015’s successful first entry in the newest Dragon Ball game series. After the success of the first Dragon Ball Xenoverse, VG Chartz shows 2.03 million in sales across all platforms, and it is no surprise that Bandai Namco is making a sequel. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be developed by the same studio as the original, Dimps, and is scheduled to launch in the Americas sometime in 2016.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will only be coming to current generation consoles and PC, skipping the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. In the announcement Bandai Namco stated:
“Developed to fully utilize the power of current generation gaming consoles and PCs; Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 builds upon the highly popular Dragon Ball Xenoverse with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.”
Along with a new hub city Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is set to feature a ton more choices for character customization, building on the previous game, as well has, “a multitude of new features and special upgrades.”
A short trailer was also released with the announcement showing off what looks like the new hub world, and teases at what the story of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be. The new hub world looks far bigger than the previous game’s, and it sounds like you’ll be able to fly when in the hub world. The trailer also shows Lord Slug, which might mean that we will see characters from and missions revolving around the movie story lines.
As of right now confirmed info is sparse, but Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be sharing more details and features at E3 this year, so be sure to check back in June for our E3 coverage for more then.
I’m very excited for a new Dragon Ball Xenoverse game. The first one has become one of my favorite Dragon Ball video games of all time. Seeing the new hub world and Lord Slug gives me hope that Xenoverse 2 will be more than just a rehash of 1, but the similarities between the stories has me a bit worried that we’ll be doing a lot of rehashing with the main Dragon Ball Z arcs. Hopefully, they use the movies and the new Dragon Ball Super anime to give the game lots of new content and use Mira and Towa from the first game for more fresh story ideas.