Bandai Namco has announced Wii-esque motion controls for the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Nintendo Switch port coming out soon. Japan will be getting the game this Fall, while the rest of the world will have to wait a bit. It might not be enough to get fans to pay twice for the same game, but newbies will appreciate it.
According to Gematsu, players can use the motion controls to perform classic moves like the Kamehameha, which should be fun. The last time this system was implemented was in the Wii version of the acclaimed Budokai Tenkaichi sequels. One could argue that a similar system was used in Dragon Ball Z Kinect, but nobody likes that game.
Motion controls aren’t exactly new to the console, since the fighting game ARMS will be using them as well. Still, it might be awkward for the Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Nintendo Switch port, since previous versions used buttons only. One also has to wonder if the Kamehameha is the only one with motion controls, since there are plenty of other techniques.
Players fearing this shouldn’t worry, since the motion controls seem to be optional and aren’t the only way to play. It will be interesting to see which set of controls wins fans over, though the smart money’s on standard controls. Either way, it should be a fun port that newer fans will appreciate when it comes out soon.
Switch Exclusive Features
Aside from the motion controls, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Nintendo Switch will also have local multiplayer and 6-player ad-hoc. Dragon Ball fans with a Nintendo Switch can easily play with their friends, assuming they all have the new console. Overall, it should be a treat for fans of multiplayer, though owners of the current version aren’t missing out.
The Switch version of the game will also give players a limited time to play through the first Xenoverse story. It’s a decent way to get fans up to speed, similar to the Dragon Quest Heroes bundle coming to Switch. Dragon Ball fans that haven’t given Xenoverse 2 a shot should consider doing so for the Nintendo Switch version.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is coming to the Switch this Fall, but is available now on the PS4, PC and Xbox One. The first three DLC Packs are available now, including the Super Pack with SSR Goku Black and Zamasu. DLC Pack 4 will have SSGSS Vegito and Fused Zamasu this June.