YouTube user “baikinman5903” posted a video today showcasing pages from the upcoming August 2014 issue of V-Jump (which officially hits Japanese shelves 21 June 2014). In it, various details can be seen regarding the upcoming cross-generation (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360) video game, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE.
The main splash describes “Xenoverse” in this context as meaning “uncharted territory”; you will create a Dragon Ball history unknown to all by your own hand. In the action-packed battles, overwhelmingly intense, awe-inspiring fights await you.
The mysterious red-headed character is simply referred to as “Future Warrior” (未来戦士 Mirai Senshi), and he is someone who has come back to invervene in the legendary battles of the series. While his face is revealed, his exact identity appears to be something Bandai Namco is holding off on fully detailing, however.
The magazine declares that a true Dragon Ball experience awaits you. There are many hints that there will be differences between the original story and what you play; a scene is shown of Ghurd chasing Kuririn, who is transporting the Dragon Balls. Just what sort of mission does this “Future Warrior” have?
The temple-esque location we have seen in previous screen shots is called the “Time Storage Vault” (刻蔵庫 Kokuzōko) and is filled with the history of Dragon Ball; this place apparently holds the key to the story of Dragon Ball XENOVERSE.
Most surprisingly, standing next to the Time Storage Vault, is none other than Trunks! “Just what is this strangely-clothed Trunks about to say? We have a premonition of excitement!” The caption notes that Trunks was the warrior who once came back to the past to save his future, so just what is his objective this time…?!
As many fans have excitedly noted, Trunks is wearing his exact Time Patrol outfit from the now-defunct Dragon Ball Online massively-multiplayer online role-playing game. No mention of “Time Patrol” or Dragon Ball Online is explicitly made within these particular pages, however.
Stay tuned for additional coverage of XENOVERSE and various other gaming updates!
Did you miss the DBH news in the video? It has Majin versions of Super Garlic Jr.,Tullece, Slug, Merged #13, Super Hatchihyack, Bojack, Super Janenba, SS3 Vegeta, Janenba-Baby, and maybe Final Form Hildegarn.
No, we didn’t “miss” anything. One thing at a time. Julian will be picking up the magazine on his own (if he hasn’t already), and we will make our way through all of the news individually the same we do every month.
I know life keeps you guys busy, but should we still be expecting the Victory Mission chapter summaries from the past two V-Jumps too, or will those just wait until the spin-off manga is up and running in full? Just curious because I had more than a couple of questions about them; most about the last chapter and, more specifically, the whole dragon evolution thing.