Bandai Namco Games Europe have released the final set of screenshots for the Western release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, which will be out on consoles in North America today and in European regions on the 27th. Theses final screenshots reveal that you will be able to play through portions of Dragon Ball GT and a selection of the Dragon Ball Z films, where you will face a stronger version of Broly with your custom character.
In the upcoming game you will be playing a fully customisable character, travelling back in time from the future with Trunks (above) to save the Z Warriors from the demons Mira and Towa who have also travelled back in time to manipulate the past. They make some of the most feared villains even stronger and more villainous, and it is up to you to help the Saiyans stop them. One newly revealed portion is of Dragon Ball GT, the final and anime only series. A few new screenshots showcase the custom characters fighting against Super Android 17 and Baby, as well as showing the new kid Goku, Pan and GT Trunks.
Not only is GT content going to be in the game, but so will the movies. Whilst the latest film, Battle of Gods, was already confirmed to be featured, Brol will be making an appearance in the game being more powerful and evil, as he is being controlled by the demons. From the screenshots, it looks like it will be based on the 10th film in the series, Broly – Second Coming.
There will also be a scenario based on the anime special Bardock – The Father of Goku where the titular character will have to fight stronger versions of Frieza’s minions. It has not been revealed if the special’s sequel, Episode of Bardock, will also be playable.
Bandai Namco have also released the renders for the film and special’s main characters:
On the topic of having evil versions, a couple of screenshots of a villainous Piccolo have been revealed. It might be all the pent-up frustration from Gohan not dodging, or just being controlled.
For a more light-hearted topic, some screenshots have also unearthed for what would happen if Vegeta was a member of the Ginyu Force:
And finally, some miscellaneous screenshots:
The game itself will be developed by Dimps, who produced the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series for the PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable, and Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit for the PlayStation 3. The game will feature a full 3D fighting and destructible environments similar to recent titles in the franchise. One major new feature of the game is that it has an original story and a new player created custom character. The game involves time travel where a bunch of demons, named Mira and Towa (from Dragon Ball Online) have affected the timeline of the series. The Supreme Kai of Time notices this problem and calls the aid of a new mysterious character from the future, you.
The game is initially set in Tokitoki City where players will be able to meet a different version of Trunks, where he will send the player back in time in order to fix the time distortions created by the demonic pair. Here is where the player can create their own character, a similar premise to Dragon Ball Online. Players can choose the race of their character from Earthling, Namekian, Majin and Frieza. Bandai Namco has released some new screenshots of the customisable races from the game, as well as some visuals of the default custom character – with red hair.
Here is the launch trailer for the game:
Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the upcoming instalment in Dragon Ball’s long running franchise of games. It will be developed by Dimps and published by Bandai Namco Games. It will be Dimps’ 11th game in the franchise, with their last game being Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit for the PlayStation 3. Over 50 games have been developed based on Akira Toriyama’s top selling manga of the same name, since 1986 – two years after the manga’s debut. The series even spawned a MMO titled Dragon Ball Heroes which released for the PC.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be coming out on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 on February 24th in North America and the 27th in Europe. The game will then release on Steam on February 27th. The game is already out on console in Japan.
You can visit the game’s Japanese website here: http://dbx.bngames.net/
The game’s International website here: http://www.dragonballxenoverse.com/en/
A playable teaser of the game can be viewed here: http://www.db-xv.com/en
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