Dragon Ball Xenoverse

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Dragon Ball Xenoverse cover art.jpg
Developer(s) Dimps
Publisher(s) Bandai Namco Games
Engine In-house engine
(modified Street Fighter 4)

Havok (software)
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows[1]
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 4
Xbox 360
Xbox One
Release date(s)
  • JP February 5, 2015
  • NA February 17, 2015[2]
  • EU February 13, 2015[2]
Genre(s) Fighting game
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer
Co-Op
Distribution Blu-ray Disc
DVD
Digital distribution

Dragon Ball Xenoverse (officially abbreviated as Dragon Ball XV) is an upcoming video game based on the Dragon Ball media franchise.[3] It will be released on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Players can create characters from multiple races. They are Saiyans, Namekians, Aliens, Majins, Mutants, and Androids.[4] Xenoverse will also be the first Dragon Ball game released on some History of video game consoles eighth generation consoles as well as PC.

Gameplay[edit]

Battles are set in full 3D destructible environments. Fighters can traverse the levels free-roaming in very large spaces and can be fighting on a platform, go in the air, and fight underwater. They run when on the ground, and swim while underwater. Xenoverse has dialogue while fights go on, and fighters show facial expressions when they strike an opponent or take damage. The players have some freedom to explore the planet Earth as it exists in the Dragon Ball universe along with a handful of other locations, including a mysterious new city, now revealed as Toki Toki City, which is the point of origin for the game's new character.

The game's new character is confirmed to be a player created character. With the character customization, players will now be able to customize their character's race, gender, head, build, voice, and clothing. You can also change the pitch and add voice effects to the character's voice. Voice effects include flanger, harmonizer, echo, and tremolo. These effects can be tweaked to the player's liking and more than one can be applied to the voice. Player's custom characters for the Story Mode can be five or more race types: Saiyan, Earthling, Majin, Namekian,[5] and Arcosian. [6] Players will be able to visit the futuristic Tokitoki City, meet up with other players and take on cooperative, time-traveling missions.[5]

The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Dragon Ball: Xenoverse also include unique gameplay features proper to this generation of consoles such as improved graphics. Players can also become apprentices of the original Dragon Ball anime characters to equip over 200 special moves and 450 costume items. The game also makes use of skills similar to the Budokai series. Players also have the option to equip varying types of the Ki Charge Ability, but at the cost of a Super slot. Additionally, Vegeta uses an alternative version of Super Saiyan and Super Saiyan 2 called Super Vegeta and Super Vegeta 2 respectively, both of which Custom Saiyans can equip if they so choose.

Plot[edit]

Unlike the previous games of the series that usually follow the original Dragon Ball canon, "Xenoverse" will feature an entire new story, including a player created character [6] not seen anywhere else in the franchise. The 2014 V-Jump #7, which announces the game, draws attention to a mysterious figure watching the first battle between Goku and Vegeta from the shadows. With red hair, a scouter, and the Capsule Corporation logo on his sleeve, this character's identity was not clear. However after some time it was revealed that this mysterious warrior is in fact a created character thus confirming character creation for Dragonball Xenoverse. Another returning character is Time Patrol Trunks from Dragon Ball Online, who makes a full playable appearance.[7] Two new areas are also showcased: a completely new Hyperbolic Time Chamber like area named the Time Storage Vault,[8] and the other being a high-tech city with what appears to be a Time Machine landed on it. The story is revealed to be about mysterious forces manipulating history, with the player being tasked with restoring the timeline. The story takes place from the Saiyan saga to the Battle of Gods saga and GT Saga.


Characters[edit]

  • Goku (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3)
  • Goku (BoG) (Super Saiyan God)
  • Goku (GT) (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 3, Super Saiyan 4)
  • Kid Gohan
  • Teen Gohan (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2)
  • Gohan (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Elder Kai Unlock Ability)
  • Goten (Base, Super Saiyan)
  • Vegeta (GT) (Super Saiyan 4) (Pre-order bonus)
  • Future Trunks (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Trunks)
  • Time Patrol Trunks
  • Kid Trunks (Base, Super Saiyan)
  • Piccolo
  • Krillin
  • Yamcha
  • Tien
  • Hercule
  • Videl
  • Gotenks (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 3)
  • Vegito (Base, Super Vegito)
  • Bardock (Base, Super Saiyan)
  • Raditz
  • Nappa
  • Vegeta (Base, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2)
  • Saibaman
  • Appule
  • Cui
  • Guldo
  • Recoome
  • Burter
  • Jeice
  • Captain Ginyu (Base, Goku's Body)
  • Frieza (First Form, Second Form, Third Form)
  • Frieza (Final Form, Mecha)
  • Frieza (100% Power)
  • Android 16
  • Android 17
  • Android 18
  • Cell (First Form, Second Form)
  • Perfect Cell
  • Super Perfect Cell
  • Cell Jr.
  • Broly (Base, Super Saiyan, Legendary Super Saiyan)
  • Majin Buu
  • Super Buu (Base, Gohan Absorbed)
  • Kid Buu
  • Janemba (First Form, Second Form)
  • Beerus
  • Whis
  • Super 17


Custom Characters[edit]

  • Earthling (Male, Female) (Base, Kaioken, Kaioken x3, Kaioken x20)
  • Saiyan (Male Female) (Base, Kaioken, Kaioken x3, Kaioken x20, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2)
  • Namekian (Male) (Base, Kaioken, Kaioken x3, Kaioken x20)
  • Frieza's Race (Male) (Base, Kaioken, Kaioken x3, Kaioken x20)
  • Majin (Male, Female) (Base, Kaioken, Kaioken x3, Kaioken x20)


New Characters[edit]

  • Jaco (Pre-Order)
  • Mira
  • Towa
  • Raspberry/Blueberry
  • Supreme Kai of Time
  • Tokitoki


===Non-Playable Characters/Boss Characters

  • Great Ape Vegeta

Development[edit]

Logo of the game

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse, shortened as Dragon Ball XV, is the 15th Dragon Ball fighting game released on home consoles since Dimps' first Dragon Ball Z: Budokai game, and the first fighting game developed by Dimps to feature full of 3D battles similar to the Budokai Tenkaichi video game series. It was originally known as Dragon Ball New Project,[9] until the actual title was revealed on June 10, 2014.

Promotion[edit]

Preorders for European release of the game on any console comes with a Shenron Black Metalcase, Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta as a Playable Character and 2 exclusive Gold & Crystal versions of Freeza Soldier’s Battle Suites to customize the players’ Avatars. Along with that, they have announced a Dragon Ball Xenoverse Collector’s Edition, called the Trunks Travel Edition, which will include the game itself and a 25 centimeter figurine of Trunks.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NamcoBandaiGamesEU (September 19, 2014). Dragon Ball Xenoverse - PS3/X360/PS4/XB1/Steam - Reclaim the lost history (TGS Trailer). YouTube. Retrieved September 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Wesley Copeland (October 27, 2014). "Release date announced for Dragon Ball Xenoverse". IGN. Retrieved October 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ E3 2014: Powering Up Dragon Ball Xenoverse to the Next Generation - GameSpot
  4. ^ Bandai Namco E3 Blowout: Tales of Xillia 2, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Rise of Incarnates and More/ « GamingBolt.com: Video Game News, Reviews, Previews and Blog]
  5. ^ a b "The new Dragon Ball game lets you create your own custom Super Saiyan". Polygon. 
  6. ^ a b Mike Fahey. "Surprise! That Mysterious New Dragon Ball Character Is You". Kotaku. Gawker Media. 
  7. ^ Bryant, Dawn. "Dragon Ball Xenoverse: Future Trunks and the Mystery Man Face Revealed". Saiyan Island, Famitsu. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  8. ^ V-Jump Issue #8, 2014
  9. ^ V-Jump Issue #7, 2014
  10. ^ "Trunks Brings Dragon Ball Xenoverse To Europe This February". Siliconera. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 23, 2014. 

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