Plenty of fans were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Dimps managed to produce a game that allowed you to create your own powerful hero and correct the course of Dragon Ball’s history.
It should come as no surprise that a sequel is finally making its way over to our timeline. This much-anticipated successor is going big…like, real big. New characters, new customizations, new stages, new missions and a much larger hub world to explore make up the entirety of what this fighter offers. Bandai Namco and Dimps are ready to transport us back into a world full of Super Saiyans and formidable warriors of other races to create on our own.
To get you ready for what Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, we’re here with a guide on every facet of the game you need to know.
1. This Time Around, You’ll Be Able to Explore a New Hub World Called Conton City
Xenoverse 2 will take you to a new explorable location that’s 7-times larger than the 1st game’s Toki Toki City. This new hub location (Conton City) can enclose 300 online players simultaneously all on one server. You can take your custom hero all over this city and undertake all types of quests, participate in various offline/online fights, go shopping, train, play minigames and chat it up with other characters. You’ll not only be able to traverse around on foot in Conton City, you’ll also be able to finally fly around certain sections of the city. Conton City isn’t the only location you can explore; your Time Patroller can explore familiar areas such as Frieza’s Spaceship, Buu’s House, Guru’s House, Capsule Corp etc.
On the playable stage front, these are the famous landmarks that have been confirmed for play:
– World Tournament Stage
– Cell Games Arena
– Supreme Kai’s Planet
– Tree of Might
– Planet Namek
2. Character Customization Makes Its Return
The main element that made the 1st Xenoverse such a hit was the fact that it let you create your own Time Patroller. Thankfully, that mechanic is being featured prominently once again. What makes this character creation factor so much better is the opportunity to power up your fighter to new levels and develop new forms. And are you worried about the 1st Future Warrior you created in the prior release? Just know that you’ll be able to import that character from the original game and have them play a major part in the story behind Xenoverse 2.
Refer to the list below to see which custom characters you can create and what formations they can transform into:
– Earthling: Base Form, Kaio-ken, Flying Nimbus & Power Pole and Potential Unleashed
– Saiyan: Base Form, Kaio-ken, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Saiyan 3, Super Vegeta, Super Vegeta 2, Future Super Saiyan and Potential Unleashed
– Namekian: Base Form, Kaio-ken, Great Namek and Potential Unleashed
– Frieza Race: Base, Kaio-ken Golden Frieza Form and Potential Unleashed
– Majin: Base, Kaio-ken, Pure Majin and Potential Unleashed
3. More Familiar Good and Evil Characters From the Anime are Being Added in
Just like the last game, a slew of villains from Dragon Ball’s sagas and films reared their ugly heads in order to disrupt the anime’s most important events. Xenoverse 2 features a couple of new additions on its roster who have the same goal in mind. There’s even a few baddies from the brand new series (Dragon Ball Super) who pops up to do some damage. The list below will show you all the newcomers confirmed for this massive sequel:
– Majin Vegeta
– Imperfect Cell
– Super Janemba
– Android 17
– Lord Slug
– Goku Black (Day One Pre-Order Exclusive)
– Future Trunks (Deluxe Edition Pre-Order Exclusive)
4. Taking on Bigger Bosses Can Now Be Done With Six Players During Expert Missions
Contending with all those oversized bosses in Xenoverse was quite the challenge. These battles make their return in Xenoverse 2 and they’re even tougher than before. Up to six players will be able to hop into missions that challenge you to take down behemoths such as Great Ape Vegeta, Great Ape Nappa and Great Ape Bardock. The Expert Missions add extra wrinkles to these huge skirmishes, such as having to contend with brainwashed allies that end up fighting you instead. The trailer posted above provides some evidence of how these online multiplayer missions will go down.
5. You Can Get Your Hands on This Game in Three Different Ways
If you’re nipping at the heels to get in on Xenoverse 2, you can obtain it through different methods. Pre-ordering the Day One Edition means you’ll get access to the game, plus two special DLC bonuses: a playable version of Black Goku and the Tao Pai Pai Stick Vehicle. Black Goku also comes with pre-orders of the other two editions of the game. Nabbing this version of the game from GameStop means you’ll get to pick up an exclusive Super Saiyan Goku Keychain. The Amazon pre-order bonus for the Day One Edition is a free Dragon Ball Z Vol. 1 Comixology digital code.
The Deluxe Edition happens to come with a copy of the game, access to the Season Pass and all future DLC plus access to the playable character, Dragon Ball Super’s Future Trunks. The Season Pass will provide its recipients with four content packs full of extra goodies in the near future.
And lastly, the Collector’s Edition is the biggest and best version of the game to purchase. It’ll give you a copy of Xenoverse 2, an exclusive Steelbook case, the physical Time Patroller’s Guide art book, the game’s official soundtrack and a special 13-inch Super Saiyan Goku figurine. All of these items come packed within an exclusive Collector’s Box.