I kind of like this idea. While creating your own character has been done in at least one other Dragon Ball Z game in the past, it’s never gone this deep, nor allowed you to change/effect the overall storyline established from the classic anime show. I like that Namco is trying something new and wants to offer gamers a deeper experience beyond simple fighting mechanics. DBZ is a rich universe of characters and stories, that they’ve been so under-utilized in their games is almost criminal. Hopefully Xenoverse will change that:
Many Dragon Ball fans have been wondering exactly who this new mysterious character that’s appeared in screenshots and trailers for the newest installment in the Dragon Ball video game franchise, Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Today, we reveal the identity of this character and he is… YOU!
For the first time ever in a Dragon Ball game, Dragon Ball Xenoverse will allow players to create their own character and take their avatar into the game in participate in some of Dragon Ball’s most famous battles and adventures. The options from which to create a character are wide ranging including using physical features from the Earthling, Majin, and Namekian races to just name a few. Once players create their character, they will be summoned by Trunks to complete a series of challenges that will set the player on his or her path in this great Dragon Ball adventure starting in the hub area known as Toki Toki City.
We will have more exciting news to share about Dragon Ball Xenoverse in the coming weeks, including details on a Closed Beta for the game. Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be coming to the Americas for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
What do you guys think of these custom character options? Which one will you create?