It might not have stolen the show at E3 this year, but plenty of anime fans are looking forward to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The sequel promises to be even better than the first game by updating the graphics, improving the combat and adding a ton of customization options, which was the most praised aspect of the first game.
The story mode also gained a decent reception as it added a new twist to the same old arcs that players had been going through for years now. While the sequel promises to do more of the same, it will also add a number of differences to make the game truly feel like a sequel rather than an update.
According to Gematsu, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is set after the events of the first game. Players are part of the Time Patrol again, but they now have to control even more chaotic disruptions in time. A teaser image from Weekly Jump magazine has an ominous photo of Frieza and Cooler teaming up, which is bad news for the Z Warriors, but should make for some fun fights for the player.
Players will also be given the option to infiltrate history. One example discussed was the player?s Time Patrol avatar infiltrating Frieza?s army early in the Dragon Ball timeline so that Goku and his friends never have to worry about him. It is an interesting move, and the repercussions should be devastating, since Goku?s encounter with the villain led to him becoming a Super Saiyan for the first time.
We also speculated on the players having to protect the villains. After all, the Time Patrol are supposed to make sure that things in history stay intact, even if it means that certain characters face heartbreaking deaths. The trailer shows the aftermath of Future Gohan?s death, with Trunks screaming in anguish, hinting that the player might have to protect the Androids from Future Trunks.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is slated for an unknown 2016 release date. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One and Windows PC only, so it will not be coming to last-gen consoles like the first game did.