Bandai Namco announces Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2

Finally, the countdown site for a mystery Dragon Ball game has persevered through numerous 404 errors, and has reached zero. It’s revelation: Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2.  

Coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC “later this year”, Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 is being developed by Dimps, a Japan-based developer best known for its Dragon Ball Z: Budokai trilogy  for the PlayStation 2 and co-developing games such as, Freedom Wars and Street Fighter V.

Further details are set to be revealed at this year’s E3 in June, however, Bandai Namco has revealed that the game will feature “the most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.”

The sequel comes roughly only a year later after the first game, Dragon Ball XenoVerse (developed by the same team), which released February 24th, 2015.  Upon release, it garnered a 68 on Metacritic, being praised for its innovation and customization, while also being condemned for its shallow battle system.

Currently, the teaser site for Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2 is down — and redirects to the above trailer.

My Opinion:

It seems a little soon for another Dragon Ball Xenoverse game, however, Dimps is a large developer (employing over 218 staff members), so it’s not out of their realm of doability to churn out another game this quickly. If I had to guess, like it’s predecessor, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will be a substantial hit with Dragon Ball fans, but lack the ability to shepard in many gamers who aren’t fans of the series already.

Tyler Fischer is an Associate Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter. 


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