'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' release date news: Additional game details announced at Japan Expo 2016


New details about “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” were released during the Japan Expo 2016 which took place in Paris, France last week. Additional game details, specifically relating to the new transformations that will be available to the characters, will surely exhilarate fans of the video game franchise.

A lot of fans are expecting to play new characters that have been introduced in the animated series “Dragon Ball Super.” Initially, “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” only contained playable characters from “Dragon Ball Z.” However, BANDAI NAMCO knew that players of the franchise wanted to see new characters from “Dragon Ball Super” so they made adjustments. The characters will now be added to the roster via downloadable content (DLC). For the gamers who have already pre-ordered the game, they will be able to use “Dragon Ball Super” characters Future Trunks and Black Goku.

Furthermore, all the characters are going to be powered up since there will be a new mechanism during battles called “Awaken Power.” This transformation mechanism will give characters the ability to transform into a Super Saiyan, and possibly even reach up to Super Saiyan 3.

“Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” is said to share some similarities with its predecessor, but the graphics of the new game will show a big leap from the first game.

Players can purchase various editions of the game like the Collector’s Edition, which would cost $149.99. The price may be a bit high but it may be worth it for diehard fans of the franchise since it will include a Son Goku action figure. The figure will be contained in a box with a metal design. There is also the Deluxe Edition which is priced at $89.99. It will include early access to bonus playable characters and four DLC packs.

For players who are interested in purchasing the Season Pass, it will cost $29.99.

“Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” is set to come out on Oct. 25 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC version will be released on Oct. 28.