Though it seems that most of our beloved 90s anime’s are slowly and surely fading away, it seems there’s one that simply doesn’t want to quite on any fronts; and thank God for that. Dragon Ball Z has been a phenomenon for the past two decades, and I alongside millions of others love to get our Kamehameha exhausted hands on anything Toriyama touches.
This past month has been quite great for DBZ fans as not only were we treated to the announcement of not one but two different games for the franchise, but just recently, a poster revealing the next story arc for Dragon Ball Z Super.
So let’s get right into, first up Dragon Ball Z: Xenoverse 2 and Dragon Ball Z Fusion.
Catherine Salvador from Christain Daily reported a couple days ago with the following:
Bandai Namco just confirmed that the anticipated “Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2” is on its way to the fans in December this year for PS4. However, it will be first released in Japan. The release schedule is expected as what was similarly done to the first game, which is why the second installment is expected to come out by the end of December or after New Year.
Publisher Bandai Namco first revealed the trailer a couple weeks ago on May 17th (clearly I’m late writing this post. Blame that on my 9-5 job, stressful acting career, girlfriend, and the myriad of other things that’s involved in being an adult. And I’m sorry if I got Uncharted 4 the day this news dropped. And I’m also sorry if maybe, sometimes I get lazy to the point where even mustering up the wit and passion to sit down and move my fingers a quarter of an inch for 45 minutes and write an article is as excruciating as an African boy carrying a ton of bricks across several miles. Why is the African boy carrying a ton of bricks? How the hell would I know? Ask him. Okay, let’s keep going with this news piece). The one minute trailer doesn’t reveal much, though I’m sure hardcore fans have been dissecting anything and everything they can to figure out what the game will be like. Though seeing how it’s developed by Dimps, the devs who brought us the first game, don’t expect a complete overhaul of the style and mechanics of the game. It shows your character going around a similar hub world as we’ve seen in the original game. Many familiar faces are sprinkled throughout the trailer as well. The words “past” and “future” and the phrase “outcomes you wished were different” were the things that capped this trailer in big, bold letters, alluding to a much similar scenario we faced in the original Xenoverse where we would take our customized character throughout the DBZ universe, correcting time etc.
Salvador linked an article of Engadget, referencing them by saying the following:
On the other hand, Engadget believes that there will be new content to be offered including additional characters, a new city hub, and more customization options.
Check out the trailer for Xenoverse 2 below and let us know your thoughts!
Now we were all expecting a Xenoverse 2, seeing how the first one was quite successful. What we weren’t expecting was a “chibi” styled, open world, action role-playing Dragon Ball Z game that’s coming out exclusively for the 3DS. But that’s exactly what we got. Or rather, are getting. Dragon Ball Fusions is the franchise’s second game set to come out this year on Aug 4 in Japan, following a later release (hopefully!) in North America. The game, as mentioned above is a role playing game that puts you in the shoes of a new protagonist. The main attraction of this game, as the name suggests are fusions. As the trailer shows, it seems you’ll be able to have any of your party members (classic DBZ characters by the looks of it) fuse with one another. This is actually something I’ve been wanting to do/see for a while. I’ve always wanted to see what fusing Vegeta and Piccolo would look like.
Below you can find the full 4-minute trailer for Dragon Ball Fusions. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!
Now for the last piece of DBZ news, Dragon Ball Z: Super. For those of you that don’t know (and if you don’t, I really don’t understand how you don’t) Super is the new TV series continuing the story of our spikey haired friends and recently we’ve been teased with a new poster for the upcoming story arc. For those that have been keeping up with the series will know that the universe six arc is about to come to a close. Not much has been said about the next arc, but hints have been given via the official Dragon Ball Z Super Twitter, which included the following poster:
Cameron Koch from Tech Times reported about this reveal and said the following:
Via Anime News Network, the official title for the first episode in the new storyline is “SOS From the Future! A New Black Enemy Reveals Himself!” The episode will begin by exploring a future free from the domination of the deadly Androids seen in Dragon Ball Z. Suddenly, Future Trunks finds himself face to face against a new enemy named “Black,” only for Trunks to find himself severely outmatched. Bulma decides to build yet another time machine in order to seek out Goku and Vegeta from the past for help.
He goes on to mention that series creator Akira Toriyama leaked that the show’s new villain would be named “Goku Black.”
Which DBZ news are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!
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