All posts tagged: Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Bandai Namco Entertainment Reveals Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

You remember the last Dragon Ball Xenoverse video game, right? It was the one wherein which you were tasked with going back through the Dragon Ball timeline in order to alter events that had been altered by an evil force in an attempt to change history so that the good guys lost and the bad guys won. You were some sort of time cop that had to alter and altered past so that it was no longer altered. Yeah, you know which one I’m talking about. Well, as it turns out, you didn’t alter enough! Well done, rookie, you screwed up! I want your gun, your badge, and your time travelling device on my desk. NOW! We can’t have big mistakes like this flying around our time precinct, the mayor of time is already up my arse because of the whole Back To The Future debacle, and now I’ve got to deal with this?! Bandai Namco Entertainment recently featured a timer on a new website created specifically to house said timer which was counting down to …

Bandai Namco Reveals Contents Of Dragon Ball: XenoVerse DLC Pack Three

We live in the age of download content. This is what being a gamer in modern times is like; we purchase a video game for full price then, over time, the developers continue working on it to then release DLC pack after DLC pack until you’ve spend just about as much money on digital content as you did on the game itself. Some companies really go above and beyond when it comes to add-on content, were looking at you Capcom, and others like Bandai Namco Games do only what is necessary. When it comes to the third DLC pack of Bandai Namco’s latest Dragon Ball Z title XenoVerse, it is the release of a new movie titled Resurrection F that justifies this new addition to an already very much content populated game. Much like the previous two DLC pack, the third will feature some new playable characters, stages, missions and Masters but unlike the previous two…this one also features blue-haired Saiyans. Super Saiyan God SS Goku, Super Saiyan God SS Vegeta, Golden Frieza and Jaco …

Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Episode 03

Solo Round! Frank (@FrankInglese) is back for another episode of Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse! Unfortunately this time he’s on his own; Kane (@KaneBugeja) has gone off into the mountains to train with his mysterious mentor Mr. Ficklepo and has left Franky on his own to record another episode. That’s fine though! Frank’s inner warrior has pushed him forward and he’s attacked episode two of the “Let’s Play-style” series with all his might! Follow Frank as he takes on the altered history of “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” with the focus in this episode being on the battle between the two invading Saiyans and the Z Fighters battling for the sake of Earth. Watch all our “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvZh1IuA_h7ymvXXo3usZAhf3_yprCuJ3 Huge thanks to Bandai Namco Games who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video. -30-

The Time War Rages On – Dragon Ball XenoVerse Ships Over 1.5 Million Units

Just a little heads up for all you XenoVerse fans out there, if you’re currently enjoying taking to the DBZ timestream, you are not alone. In fact you’re amongst quite the large group, numbering somewhere over 1.5 million in fact. Can you imagine how many customisable characters that equates to? Probably a number directly proportional to the number of games sold now that I think about it… Masayuki Hirano (Game Producer, Bandai Namco Games) commented on this success, stating: “I would like to thank everyone for their support on this new challenge. We decided to take a risk and create a completely new concept to entertain our fans and Dragon Ball lovers and we are quite proud of the successful result! On a more personal note, I feel honoured to create a game around a licence as massive as Dragon Ball!On behalf of Bandai Namco Games: thanks for your amazing support! We will continue working and reaching new heights!” So there you have it, a Dragon Ball title that has quite a few people kicking butt all …

Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Episode 02

Solo Round! Frank (@FrankInglese) is back for another episode of Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse! Unfortunately this time he’s on his own; Kane (@KaneBugeja) has gone off into the mountains to train with his mysterious mentor Mr. Ficklepo and has left Franky on his own to record another episode. That’s fine though! Frank’s inner warrior has pushed him forward and he’s attacked episode two of the “Let’s Play-style” series with all his might! Follow Frank as he takes on the altered history of “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” with the focus in this episode being on the prologue harrowing story and the arrival of the evil Saiyan Raditz. Watch all our “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvZh1IuA_h7ymvXXo3usZAhf3_yprCuJ3 Huge thanks to Bandai Namco Games who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video. Support them where you can. -30-

Dragon Ball XenoVerse Review

The good guys have won. Evil is vanquished and the citizens of the globe can return to an era of peace and tranquility. Unless of course a villain were to, oh I don’t know, travel throughout time and systematically erase our heroes’ victories from existence. That, my friends, would be a very bad day for justice. One we couldn’t stop… But what’s this? A mysterious warrior, born from a wish and empowered by a desire to see the new wrongs of the past rewritten, back to the story they love. That’s right, it’s us. The customisable, multi-existence that is the Dragon Ball Z fanbase, one that now has an avatar into the series. Summoned forth by Trunks himself, we are the newest recruit in the Time Patrol, a group of inter-chrono do-gooders who make sure history happens the way it should. Thus, we set forth to quash a divergent timeline in which Raditz survived, rid history of a Ginyu Force led by Vegeta of all people and even take on an angrier version of Buu…because …

Snap Play: Dragon Ball XenoVerse – Episode 01

The entire history of Dragon Ball Z is in some serious trouble: The enemies are getting stronger, the heroes are getting weaker and everything isn’t happening the way to is supposed to. That’s alright though because the universe has YOU…the player! Earthling? Namekian? Whatever they call Frieza’s race? It doesn’t mater! You’ve got the power of time on your side and now it’s up to you to save history from being permanently re-written; thus is the story of Dragon Ball XenoVerse! Now what happens when a couple of idiots are tasked with saving the world? Chances are…existence will be utterly obliterated. It’ll be fun to watch though! Follow Frank (@FrankInglese) and Kane (@KaneBugeja) as they talk Dragon Ball Z while playing the latest in the series of fighting games; Dragon Ball XenoVerse. It’s silly, it’s crazy, it’s a whole lot of Dragon Ball-related fun! Watch all our “Dragon Ball XenoVerse” videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLvZh1IuA_h7ymvXXo3usZAhf3_yprCuJ3 Huge thanks to Bandai Namco Games who provided us with the review copy we used to record this video.  -30-

Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Full Power Trailer Released

Surely by now you know that Bandai Namco Games’ upcoming fighting title “Dragon Ball Xenoverse” is so close to being released, but do you really think you’re ready for it? Bandai Namco says; regardless if you are or are not, they want you to be as prepared as possible for what is looking to be the best “Dragon Ball” video game to date. With a whole new storyline written specifically for the game, some incredible visuals developed for next generation consoles, and a cast of fan favorites making a return, it’s hard to look past “Xenoverse”. Chances are, if you’re an Anime fan, you WILL be getting this game, BUT there are still some of you out there who aren’t quite convinced. Well that’s about to change thanks to the newest trailer that has just been released because, at a whopping six minutes long, it will show you everything you can expect to experience in the game, and if that doesn’t win you over then I just don’t know what will. Getting a release on the 27th …

Hands-On With “Dragon Ball: Xenoverse”

The “Dragon Ball” series of video games, in my opinion, has not been a very awe-inspiring one. Throughout the years, fans of the series were time and time again delivered new “Dragon Ball” games that, while not too terrible, were also never the best around. The last “Dragon Ball” video game I played was something like six years ago and what I was left with were nothing but feelings of disappointment. Being such a huge fan of both the Anime and manga series of the same name, not being able to enjoy what I believed would be fantastic video game experiences has, over the years, slowly diminished my love for “Dragon Ball” fighting games…that is, until Bandai Namco Games invitied us to their Sydney HQ to try out the demo build of their upcoming “Dragon Ball” title “Xenoverse”. The hours of I spent playing through the game changed my views on not only the future of “Dragon Ball” gaming but on the entire history of the series which, as you should know, is one hell …

Latest Dragon Ball Xenoverse Trailers Shows How Raditz Could Have Survived The Special Beam Cannon

We all remember the first time Goku died in “Dragon Ball Z”, right? It happened almost as soon as he met his Saiyan brother and it was dealt to him by former enemy Piccolo. Goku locked his brother into a sturdy grapple and the green man fired a spiralling laser through both of the monkey men’s chests. Yeah, yeah, everyone remembers this. Do you remember every thinking to yourself; “Surely Raditz could have gotten out of that”? Because I do, and it has plagued me for years. From what I can remember, there was a lot of his body that Goku hadn’t locked up which surely could have been utilised to, you know…escape death. Well Bandai Namco Games Japan have released a brand-new trailer for their upcoming fighting title “Dragon Ball Xenoverse” that shows just how Raditz could have survived the dynamic duo’s team up and, well…it looks like he did it with ease. The video is meant to be showing off how “Dragon Ball” history is being altered in the story of the new …

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Adds SS4 Gogeta and Omega Shenron to the Roster

Who didn’t love Dragon Ball GT? Well, quite a lot of people actually. Nevertheless, the series gave us a brand new Super Saiyan form that has been present in most DBZ fighting games since its inception. Though some may still debate the canon status of said form, you can’t deny that it is a powerful one, especially when Goku and Vegeta initiate SS4 fusion. Not to be outdone quite so fast, the villainous roster is also bringing Omega Shenron into the mix, SS4 Gogeta’s only opponent within the anime. So pit ’em against each other and recreate the final battle of GT, or just use Big Bang Kamehameha against someone far weaker and vent your frustrations. How about Raditz? In more Xenoverse centric news, Bandai also previewed some of the plot alterations that will occur within the game. After being turned even eviler by Towa, antagonists from the series will have their history altered. For example, after some mind medling, Vegeta has become a member of the Ginyu Force whilst Nappa is set to reveal his …

Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Release Date Pushed Back Only Slightly

“Dragon Ball Xenoverse” seems as though it’s going to be the “DBZ” video game to end all “DBZ” video games. Not only is it the first of the series to be released on next/current generation consoles but it’s also the first that allows you, the player, to actively affect the flow of time in the “Dragon Ball” universe. People are pretty damn excited but now, thanks to the latest news from Bandai Namco Games, people are a tiny bit less excited. The juggernaut video game publisher/developer, over the weekend, released some information regarding the release date of the new title and, well…it’s been pushed back a whole entire week. A whole entire week! It was originally going to be released in North America on the 17th of February but it will now be on the 27th, the same day as it will be getting a release on Steam. For Europe, instead of the 13th it will now be released on the 27th, the same day as North America. Really…it doesn’t matter too much because it’s …

Dragon Ball Xenoverse Gameplay Trailers Showcase Some Powerful Combatants

Hey, do you like Dragon Ball? If you answered yes, then you’ll enjoy what comes next. If not, you can read it anyway. With Xenoverse soon to hit consoles, a few gameplay videos, three to be specific, have been released showing some not-yet-classic matchups from the more recent media. Following off from the lastest film, the game shows us a rematch between Super Saiyan God Goku and Beerus, God of Destruction. Then, just for the fun of it, Beerus, the God of Destruction versus Whis, Aide to Beerus, the God of Destruction. then Super Saiyan 4 Goku versus Super 17 because why not? -30-

Dragon Ball Xenoverse – Jaco The Galactic Patrolman Playable Character Announced As Pre-Order Bonus

If you’ve never heard of “Jaco The Galactic Patrolman”, allow me to explain: “Jaco The Galactic Patrolman” is a short Manga series by “Dragon Ball” creator that tells the story of an intergalactic authority figure named Jaco who crash lands on Earth only to discover that, despite what the rest of the universe is saying, the people on this planet aren’t too bad. Throughout the short series he gets up to no good as he tries to figure out the planet as well as its inhabitants. “Jaco The Galactic Patrol Man” isn’t as serious a series as Toriyama’s “Dragon Ball” but it does take place in the same universe. In fact, it is thanks to Jaco that young Goku made it to Earth safe and sound. You see, Jaco picks up on an incredible force heading towards the planet but decides against stopping its arrival resulting in the young Saiyan growing up as a good guy rather than as a savage, so Jaco’s just as much to thank as Grandpa Gohan I think. Anyway, it …

Dragon Ball: Xenoverse – Release Date Trailer [UPDATE: American Release Date Announced]

You know, reader, with all this talk of time and space, I’ve really been thinking about when exactly ‘Dragon Ball: Xenoverse’ is set to hit local shelves and thankfully today Bandai Namco Games have answered my question. It’s a Friday which is already good enough in my books but it has been made even sweeter thanks to the video game developer/distributor. Not only have they revealed the European release date for the upcoming ‘Dragon Ball: Xensoverse’ game but they’ve also released one hell of an awesome trailer that takes audiences back through time as it describes just what the game is about. It also details some cool looking editions of the game but we’ll get to that in due time. The date has been set: Europe will be getting the new ‘DBZ’ title on the 13th of February next year which, if you ask me, is too far away! I need this game, but I’m sure any long-time fan of ‘Dragon Ball Z’ will be feeling the exact same as me right now. Also announced …

Be Yourself…Or Someone Else With The Customisation Mode In ‘Dragon Ball: Xenoverse’

Ever since I was a child, back in the days when the ‘Dragon Ball Z’ Anime used to grace television sets around Australia each and every weekday morning, I always wondered what it would be like to be one of the ‘Z Fighters’. I used to wish I could fight alongside my hero Goku, I used to dream of surpassing him by reaching the legendary ‘Super Saiyan 5’ of which I made up within my own mind, I used to ponder what my fighting style would be like and how I would beat each and every single one of the enemies that threaten Earth. Now, at the ripe old age of twenty, I realize that I don’t belong in the ‘Dragon Ball’ universe because, let’s face it, I’d absolutely be the guy to replace Yamcha once they decide to stop reviving him from the dead. Fact is…I’d be worse than Yamcha, so I let those dreams fade away. Now, thanks to the option to customize your very own character in the upcoming ‘Dragon Ball: Xenoverse’ …

Mysterious “Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE” Character Confirmed To Be…Not So Mysterious

Look, reader, I don’t want to sound too egotistical but…I called it! Though, let’s be honest, I’m pretty sure we all though the same thing. A while ago, at this point in time, the upcoming ‘Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE’ video game title was announced by Bandai Namco and featured a character of which no ‘Dragon Ball Z’ fan has ever seen before. Looking like a Saiyan and being ‘front and center’ for most of the game’s publicity, fans automatically began to believe that this particular Toriyama-esque creation is none other than the main character of the upcoming game. Something else I imaging many fans started thinking was that this character will actually be a digital representation of yourself that will be thrown into the battles of ‘Dragon Ball’ history so that you may be able to experience the life of a ‘Z Fighter’, somewhat, first hand. Well Bandai Namco Games have come out today and confirmed everything we’ve been thinking for the past couple of months by announcing that this ‘Mysterious Character’ IS exactly that: A …

There’s A New Saiyan In Town! “Dragon Ball: Xenoverse” Screenshots Showcase Future Saiyan Warrior

There’s a heavy burden that comes with the option of time travel but if you had the ability to speed back through time, helping out the ‘good guys’ in each and every situation of conflict, would you not do so? There’s a new character that has been ‘shown’ to be quite pivotal in the upcoming ‘Dragon Ball: Xenoverse’ fighting game published by the wonderful Bandai Namco Games, and he just so happens to be a time traveler. He has been described as a ‘mysterious figure’ who journey through the timeline of the ‘Dragon Ball’ universe, aiding in the battle against benevolent forces hell-bent on destroying all that is good. In other words; every single antagonist from the ‘Dragon Ball’ series. Playing as this ‘mysterious future warrior’, you will take part in every single fate-deciding battle from the highly-acclaimed Shonen series. You will fight alongside each of the ‘Z Fighters’, helping them along the way and most likely changing certain outcomes including their inevitable deaths along the way. As much as we know about this ‘mysterious …

Dragon Ball Xenoverse – “Mysterious Character” Screenshots Released

Gosh I love “Dragon Ball Z”. I’ve always been a fan, even before I actually knew it was an Anime. I would love to say something along the lines of “I’ve bought every ‘Dragon Ball Z’ game” but there’s just so many of them! Maybe saying “I wish I owned every ‘Dragon Ball Z’ game” would be more accurate of a statement. Regardless, my love for the series and it’s games still burn bright so it comes as no surprise that I’m really excited for the upcoming fighting game title “Dragon Ball Xenoverse”. The first thing you notice about the game is it’s super bad-arse name…”Xenoverse”…dang. The other thing fans should have already noticed is the new character that featured in the announcement trailer of the game as well as in most of it’s press. This “mysterious character”, as he has been referred to as, has recently made another appearance around the web. Yes, he’s the star of his own batch of screenshot and, I must say; he’s one handsome fella! All jokes aside, Bandai …