Dragon Ball XENOVERSE Wants to Change Things Up

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I’ve always been a sucker for the Dragon Ball Z games, despite knowing that they aren’t particularly great games, they can be fun for fans of the original show.  Many have felt, however, that the fighting game franchise behind Dragon Ball Z has been growing stagnant without offering much new for gamers to enjoy.  Namco Bandai’s recently revealed XENOVERSE is hoping to change that by offering up a new world set-up and and all new character that will somehow change up the classic battles.

Namco isn’t spilling the details on this new character yet, but he looks like a Saiyan of some kind, he’s got a Capsule Corp patch on his arm and looks like he’s a time traveler of some sort (the only way I could see him being there during Goku and Vegeta’s epic battle).  I’m interested to see how this new character will affect the overall story, and I’m hoping the new world layout and character means that there is, in fact, some sort of story for this game.  While it’s cool battling it out with these characters, we need a new story in order to keep the feel of it fresh and fun.  Guess we’ll just have to wait and find out!

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Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today announced Dragon Ball XENOVERSE for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Developed by famed Osaka-based Japanese videogame developer Dimps (the team behind the fan favorite Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series); Dragon Ball XENOVERSE will be the first Dragon Ball game to make its way to the new generation of consoles with all the epic battles fans have come to expect between Goku and his most feared enemies; Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many others, with brand new gameplay design.  Dragon Ball XENOVERSE will take the beloved universe from series¹ creator Akira Toriyama by storm and break tradition with a new world setup, a mysterious city, a mysterious fighter and other amazing features to be announced in the future.

“The Dragon Ball franchise has resonated with gamers from around the world for generations.” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. The Dimps team has been given new creative material and a powerful digital canvas from which to develop a game that will deliver unique features that will surely please Dragon Ball and gaming fans alike.
 
Currently rated RP for Rating Pending by the ESRB, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE will be available in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 system, and Xbox 360.

Are you guys looking forward to another Dragon Ball Z fighting game?

-Jordan