Since Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 was announced, fans have been wondering which new characters will be added to the fighting game/RPG hybrid. Previous announcements had already brought us the likes of Janemba, Turles, Lord Slug and Future Gohan, among others. Thanks to a Japanese magazine, it seems like a few new characters have been confirmed, and one of them has never appeared in the anime.
Android 16 and Imperfect Cell return after being absent from the first Xenoverse title. While Cell was in the first game, he was already in his Perfect form, so it looks like we’ll be seeing all three of the villain’s forms in the sequel. Is this a sign that we will see the transformations of other characters in the game, like Frieza, for example?
Joining these two characters is Time Breaker Bardock, the father of Goku. This fan-favorite version of the character has never been in the anime and actually made his appearance in Dragon Ball Online. It kind of makes sense seeing him in the game, since Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 sometimes feels like an MMO. The original version of Bardock also appeared in the first Xenoverse.
The three characters were confirmed by V-Jump Magazine in Japan but was later scanned and put into video by YouTube user DBZanto Z. The short video does show some interesting additions aside from the new playable characters, as Dragon Ball original Bulma will be making an appearance as a non-playable character.
Also returning to the game is Jaco from Dragon Ball Super. He was in the previous game as DLC, so it seems like this comedic character will be available or unlockable from the outset. Here?s hoping that we see other characters from the recent anime as well, especially with Black Goku confirmed as a pre-order fighter.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is slated for release on PS4 and Xbox One on October 25, before coming to PC on October 28. Unlike the first game, Xenoverse 2 will not be coming to last-gen consoles, since it will be running at 1080/60fps, making it one of the best-looking Dragon Ball games in recent memory.