Bandai Namco is prepping for the release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in just a couple of days and some gameplay footage has already become available for the game, giving gamers 20 whole minutes worth of footage to check out of the early goings of the game.
IGN posted up the 20-minute video ahead of the release of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The opening cinematic is straight-up boss.
We see the final battle for the Saiyan planet, where the last of the Saiyans fights through Frieza's forces in order to stop the galactic warlord. It's all for naught, and the Saiyan planet is destroyed by an asteroid-sized fireball let loose by Frieza.
This devastating moment leads into the opening for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The game then switches over to the Time Patrol and a brief sequence involving the Namekian Guru before planet Namek was destroyed by Frieza.
We then get a look at the new and improved Time Patrol hub. The story picks up after the last game, and the player-character is decked out in a Time Patrol gi.
This time around, the map for Conton City is a lot larger than the city hub in the original Dragon Ball Xenoverse. Instead of the hub being separated by a bunch of smaller hubs, the new game has everything located in one area.
Just like the first game, the early portions of the game focus on the controls and giving players the basic rundown on fighting, flying, ascension, descent, combos, fireballs, and special attacks.
The original Dragon Ball Xenoverse had players going through about half an hour's worth tutorials before putting them into the online hub with other players. The same appears to apply for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, where players will learn how to guard, teleport, fight multiple enemies and execute powerful group attacks.
The tutorial does teach players about some of the new features added to the sequel, including improved counters, the ability to use more special attacks, and the new Super Saiyan-style dance routines.
Opposite of the original Dragon Ball Xenoverse, the tutorial does not take place during an actual vital mission. Last time players learned a lot of the more advanced techniques during the fight with Vegeta and Nappa when they first came to Earth and began battling against the Z Fighters.
In Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, players learn just about everything they need within the span of a single mission while going against a gang of Saibamen.
Much of the game has stayed the same since the first outing, but the stages have been made significantly bigger, there are now a lot more customization options, and the graphics have had a decent bump up in a few key areas. You can look for the Dragon Ball Xenoverse sequel to launch on October 25th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
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