'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' news: Upcoming title to be playable at Play Expo Manchester


It won’t be long until players can get their hands on “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” as the game is slated to be released next month, but those who are itching to sample the game can do so at one of the biggest gaming expos in Europe next week.

According to Attack of the Fanboy, “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2,” along with another Bandai Namco title, “Tekken 7,” will have playable demos at Play Expo Manchester at EventCity in Manchester, United Kingdom.

The gaming expo’s website announced the following:

“Bandai Namco Entertainment UK will be bringing the years most anticipated fighting games ‘Tekken 7’ and ‘Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2’ to PLAY Expo Manchester…Visitors to PLAY Expo will have the opportunity to take their skills further, with both games starring in tournaments on the Fighting Stage powered by Manchester Battle Arena. A full schedule of the fight stage will be released very soon!”

The Play Expo Manchester will take place from October 8 to 9. Meanwhile, those who will not be in the United Kingdom on those dates can wait for the game’s launch, which will be on Oct. 25.

Recent gaming screenshots and a subtitled trailer show that the game will take players to places in the “Dragon Ball” canon that have never been explored in previous games. Even lesser known characters from the show will also be featured in the game, which is sure to thrill any die-hard fan of the franchise.

It was reported that one of the characters who has never been mentioned in the show or manga will be appearing in the game Cooler, who is the brother of Frieza. In “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2,” he proves to be a more brutal fighter than his brother as Cooler kicks Goku around with more zeal than Frieza. Another obscure character who will appear in the title is Nail, who greatly resembles Piccolo but is said to be nicer than him. Another thing that differentiates Nail from Piccolo is the fact that the former was born on his own planet and is said to be better raised than the latter.

“Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” will be out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on Oct. 25, and Microsoft Windows on Oct. 28.