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'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' announced, first trailer released

By Wade Sheridan
'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' announced, first trailer released
"Dragonball" main protagonist Goku in Bandai Namco's first trailer for their upcoming sequel, "Dragonball Xenoverse 2." Photo courtesy of Bandai Namco/Youtube

TOKYO, May 18 (UPI) -- Publisher Bandai Namco has announced a sequel to their best-selling customizable Dragon Ball fighting game, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 alongside a new trailer.

The clip released Tuesday, features signature moments from Akira Toriyama's famed magna and anime series including the first-look at the sequels new hub world where fans can customize their own player-created Dragon Ball characters.

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The original Xenoverse released in February of 2015, worked as a retrospective on Dragon Ball as players were tasked with fixing the series' timeline, reliving events and battles from across its epic run including moments from 2013's theatrical Battle of Gods.

As seen in the trailer, Xenoverse 2 will expand more into Dragon Ball's movie selection with footage highlighting specials Bardock- The Father of Goku and The History of Trunks. There is no word yet on whether the recently released Resurrection F will be featured in the game.

Additional details on how the title will expand on its predecessor and which additional character customization will be added will be revealed at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. Bandai Namco promises the release will feature "the most detailed Dragon Ball world ever developed.

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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will release on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC later this year.

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