Bandai Namco is planning on releasing one of the biggest Dragon Ball games to date. Originally I wasn't entirely excited about the game given that it looked like another cash-in, but the newest trailer for the game opens up some exciting possibilities... such as the game arriving on Steam.
However, the interesting thing about it is that this game – originally pegged to arrive on the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStation consoles – is showing that it might become available on Steam. The image at the end of the trailer clearly shows the Steam logo, something that caused pause in Blues News to question the veracity. Of course, the major problem is that there's no way to know for sure if the game – in its entirety – is what will appear on Steam, or if there's going to be some sort of companion app or other version released. We also don't know if the game will be arriving with the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of release in 2015, or if it's going to be delayed at some point. The postponed PC release isn't an unlikely scenario, as it's par the course for a lot of games, including the upcoming re-release of Grand Theft Auto V.
The press release doesn't reveal much other than the following...
"Today, BANDAI NAMCO Games America released a special, extended cut version of last week's DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE Tokyo Games Show trailer revealing 4 all-new characters joining the game's cast."
It's interesting because it seems like the sort of thing you would want to shout about from the high-heavens if your game is coming to Steam. Legitimately there are tons of people who have been begging for titles like Dragon Ball to make their debut on Valve's digital distribution platform. It not only extends a reach to a market that seems untapped at the moment, but it definitely could show more goodwill from Bandai Namco about supporting the ever-growing PC gaming platform.
Now as far as the game goes, Draon Ball Xenoverse puts players in the role of a time-dimension traveler who must save the dragon balls from destruction, while battling all the different iconic foes from the Dragon Ball universe. Players will get to create their character and customize them with tons of accessories, special moves and clothing options.
The game allows players to basically customize and alter their character to the way they see fit. As the trailer shows, you can equip your character with all sorts of special moves, power-ups and the trademark abilities made famous through the Dragon Ball mythology.
For now, there's no official release date on Dragon Ball Xenoverse but we do know that the title is set to arrive in 2015. We'll keep you posted on how Bandai Namco plans to handle the Steam release. Need more info? Feel free to hit up the official website.