Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bandai Namco Announces Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 - Counting Down 2 E3

Bandai Namco announced today, (Tuesday, May 17, 2016) that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is releasing in 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

According to the press release:

Santa Clara, Calif., (May 17, 2016) – "BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. the premier publisher of anime video games today announces DRAGON BALL® XENOVERSE 2, the most expansive Dragon Ball® videogame experience to-date. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 is currently in development at famed Osaka, Japan based video game developer, DIMPS and will be available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM® for PC.
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 is scheduled to launch in the Americas in 2016. Developed to fully utilize the power of current generation gaming consoles and PCs; Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 builds upon the highly popular Dragon Ball Xenoverse with enhanced graphics that will further immerse players into the largest and most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.  
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will deliver a new hub city and the most character customization choices to date among a multitude of new features and special upgrades.The Dragon Ball franchise is a crown jewel and a perennial fan-favorite of Bandai Namco Entertainment’s robust anime videogame portfolio and Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will build upon that illustrious legacy.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.
“With Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, we’re working diligently with the Dimps team to pull out all the stops and push the Dragon Ball videogame experience to new heights.” 

Additional details and features pertaining to DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 will be revealed at E3 2016 (June 14-16, 2016) in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.’s demo theaters, located in rooms 303 A and B in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center.

You can watch the announcement trailer down below.

I'm looking forward to seeing the gameplay in action at this year's E3 convention, but I am cautiously optimistic, especially since I wasn't really content with the combat system the first game had implemented. You can read my thorough review of Dragon Ball Xenoverse here. I'm eager to fight against Towa and Mira once more, but if key components of the game are still left unchecked, I may pass on this title.

Works Cited:

Schreier, J. (2016, May 17). Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Announced, Coming This Year. Retrieved May 17, 2016, from http://kotaku.com/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-announced-coming-this-year-1777060267