In conjunction with the game’s latest update — providing the free “Hero Colosseum” mode to all players alongside the paid “Extra Pack 1” with new playable characters, special moves, etc. — Bandai Namco has introduced microtransactions into Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2. The in-game “TP Medal” currency, previously and also still available from completing missions and battles over the normal course of gameplay, is now available for direct purchase on various console storefronts.
In the North American release, TP Medals are available in five different batches (with international pricing obviously varying by region):
- 200 TP Medals for $1.99
- 500 TP Medals for $3.99
- 1000 Medals for $6.99
- 2000 Medals for $12.99
- 5000 Medals for $29.99
Certain special attacks and costumes are only available in the game via the “TP Medal” currency (separate from the Zeni currency, which can also be used to purchase items, generally of a lower quality/effectiveness).
Bandai Namco has dabbled with other methods of TP Medal distribution before, such as redemption codes with figures as well as a partnership with Daisuki providing redemption codes to viewers of the Dragon Ball Super television series on their streaming service.
Developed by Dimps for Bandai Namco, Dragon Ball XENOVERSE 2 is available worldwide for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (via Steam), and Switch. In North America, the game launched for consoles 25 October 2016 with a PC release following 28 October 2016. In Europe, the game launched across all platforms 28 October 2016. In Japan, the game launched on the PlayStation 4 console 02 November 2016. The Nintendo Switch port was released in Japan and internationally in September 2017.