“Dragon Ball XENOVERSE” North American Press Release
Published by 11 June 2014, 9:02 AM EDT

Bandai Namco has officially unveiled Dragon Ball XENOVERSE (apparently stylized as such with “XENOVERSE” in all caps). In addition to the E3 trailer, the company has tossed out an official press release and new art assets.



Next Game in the Storied Dragon Ball Franchise Will Harness the Power of PlayStation®4 and Xbox One to Create a Truly Original Gaming Experience for the Series

LOS ANGELES, Calif., (June 10, 2014) – Leading video game publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. today announced Dragon Ball XENOVERSE for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.

Developed by famed Osaka-based Japanese videogame developer Dimps (the team behind the fan favorite Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series), Dragon Ball XENOVERSE will be the first Dragon Ball game to make its way to the new generation of consoles with all the epic battles fans have come to expect between Goku and his most feared enemies; Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and many others, with brand new gameplay design. Dragon Ball XENOVERSE will take the beloved universe from series’ creator Akira Toriyama by storm and break tradition with a new world setup, a mysterious city, a mysterious fighter and other amazing features to be announced in the future.

“The Dragon Ball franchise has resonated with gamers from around the world for generations,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. “The Dimps team has been given new creative material and a powerful digital canvas from which to develop a game that will deliver unique features that will surely please Dragon Ball and gaming fans alike.”

Currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE will be available in the Americas for the PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One, PlayStation®3 system, and Xbox 360.

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We still know next-to-nothing about the mysterious caped figure who shows up in the trailer. What are your early theories?

We hope to have some friends on the floor of E3 later today with some early impressions on the game. Stay tuned!

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  • Lance Freeman says:

    That character looks so incredibly generic (pre-set clothes, pre-set hair, generic accessories), I’d be shocked if he turned out to be anything other than a create-a-character creation.

  • dragondyle says:

    Maybe is Super Saiyan 4 Trunks? It looks a lot like Trunks but with a cape, scouter and red hair. Maybe it’s an example of a custom character from a character created option that will be in the game.

  • dragondyle says:

    By the way, I was writing this comment before Lance posted his. Hilarious I’m bit the only one thinking is a character creator. Hopefully it is and will be better than Ultimate Tenkaichi!

  • Barunks says:

    If I wanted to go crazy I’d imagine the new guy to be some sort of Future Trunks/Gohan fusion that has mastered the super saiyan god form. But that would be insane.

  • jrdemr says:

    Extremely excited to see Dimps coming back. Few others managed to make DB games that were actually good, they’re like the CyberConnect2 of Dragon Ball games. From the screenshots, looks like there’s also a regular story mode. Again, I really hope it’s similar to the one from the first Budokai.

  • soulnova says:

    Totally character generator. xD

  • Makaioshin says:

    The red hair and cape make me think of the supposed original Super Saiyan God. I still think it is a character generator thing. I hope it is at least.

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