The Dragon Ball series has been in videogames for close to 3 decades and shows no sign of stopping any time soon. The next Dragon Ball title was announced today by publisher Bandai Namco as Dragon Ball Xenoverse. This latest entry in the Dragon Ball universe marks the first time you’ll be able to play as Goku and a wide range of enemies and allies on the PS4 and Xbox One, in addition to PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
Xenoverse also sees the return of Dimps as the developer, who worked on the original Budokai Trilogy on the PS2, regarded as many by some of the best 3D Dragonball games created so far. No details have been given on the release date, but Bandai have shared some screenshots and a trailer of the upcoming game.
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BANDAI NAMCO GAMES EUROPE S.A.S ANNOUNCES DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE
– The latest DRAGON BALL Game Will Hit New Generation Consoles! –
PARIS, FRANCE – June 10, 2014 – BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S today announced DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft. Developed by the famed Japanese studio Dimps, the team behind DRAGON BALL Z: Budokai games, DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE will take the most of their expertise in fighting games
For the first time ever, DRAGON BALL universe will be depicted onto the New-Gen systems and will fully benefit from the most powerful consoles ever created. DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE will bring all the frenzied battles between Goku and his fiercest enemies, such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and much more, with new gameplay design! Coming along with this amazing feature; a new world setup, a mysterious city and many other amazing features to be announced over the next few months!But a question remains; an unknown fighter appears… Who is he?!
“DRAGON BALL franchise is one of the biggest series ever created and is a reference for generations of manga and anime fans since 30 years now.” said Herve Hoerdt, Vice President of IP Strategy, Marketing & PR at BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe. ”Bringing DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE to New-Gen platforms and having a studio as experienced as Dimps is key for a massive hit in order to top all DRAGON BALL fans’ expectations!”
DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE will be available in EMEA and Australasia for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft.
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About BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S.
BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe S.A.S., part of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, TALES OF™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.BandaiNamcoGames.euor Facebook.