Bandai Namco and DIMPs are taking Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to the next level by ramping up the content, the player count and the kind of gameplay experience that players can expect from the offline or online fighting game.
During this year’s E3 they revealed that Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will allow for up to 300 unique players to occupy a single instance at one time. That’s pretty impressive for a game that’s not officially an MMO.
Bandai Namco wants to treat Xenoverse 2 like an MMO, giving gamers an opportunity to create their own character, interact with other players and NPCs, and utilize the RPG mechanics to grow that custom character while going on a time-traveling and space-venturing quest to save the multi-verses of Dragon Ball.
And speaking of created characters… there are now new race-specific rewards and quests to help give gamers a closer attachment to their character instead of just having to droll through each of the quests in as generic a fashion as possible.
There’s also a brand new city for players to explore that is not Toki, Toki City. The new city hub will be seven times larger than the one from the original Dragon Ball Xenoverse and it will sport all new quests, new side-missions and new encounters from the past, present and future of the Dragon Ball universe.
Also, new to this iteration of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is the ability to play in local multiplayer PvP fights. Players can pick their favorite fighter and duke it out head-to-head in offline battles.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse turned out to be one of the surprise hits of 2015 when it released last year back in February for the seventh gen and eighth gen systems, along with PC. It’s no surprise that Bandai is going back to a formula that worked and they’re likely hoping to hit it big with the sequel.
You can check out a video below from this year’s E3 that Bandai Namco posted up to give gamers a look at the fighting systems and improvements that have been implemented since last year’s outing.
You can look for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 to launch on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC during the winter of 2016. Thankfully there won’t be any gosh-awful seventh gen consoles holding back this outing of the game.