The game contains many elements from Dragon Ball Online and Dragon Ball Heroes. Several in-game cutscenes are also OVA content exclusive to the game. It is the first fighting game developed by Dimps to feature full 3D battles similar to the Budokai Tenkaichi series. It was originally known as Dragon Ball New Project, until the actual title was revealed on June 10, 2014. A sequel, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, came out in 2016.
Battles are set in full 3D destructible environments. Fighters can traverse the levels free-roaming in very large spaces and can be fighting on a platform, go in the air, and fight underwater. They run when on the ground, and swim while underwater. Xenoverse has dialogue while fights go on, and fighters show facial expressions when they strike an opponent or take damage. In addition to the ever-present ki meter, there is a green stamina meter which can be used up to instantly disappear behind an opponent. This meter can also be used up by certain super attacks like the Kaio-ken.
The players have some freedom to explore the planet Earth as it exists in the Dragon Ball universe along with a handful of other locations, including a mysterious new city which is the point of origin for the game's new character. Like in all the Dragon Ball Z fighting games developed by Dimps, rather than choosing between Goku in his base form and his different Super Saiyan transformations, the character's power and abilities can be gradually increased over the course of each match. However, other multi-form fighters like Frieza and Buu will not be able to transform, as their transformations require many physical modifications to their character models, and as such, all their forms will be separate characters.
The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dragon Ball Xenoverse also include unique gameplay features proper to this generation of consoles.
Split-screen multiplayer is also featured for the game similar to the Budokai Tenkaichi series.
In a similar fashion to Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, there can be more than 1v1 in battle. There will also be no Quick Time Events in battle and there will be cancels for special attacks.
- Fights can be up to 3 vs. 3 (During certain parallel quests, in which, up to 5 characters may be on one side).
- New world setup - a clock that once had stopped will start to tick again in an enigmatic and futuristic city.
- Original battles - take part in epic fights against ferocious enemies such as Vegeta, Frieza, Cell and more.
- Character customization - players will have a wide variety of customization options including physical features from the Earthling, Majin, Namekian, Saiyan, and Frieza's races. In an interview with Masayuki Hirano, a Bandai-Namco producer, it was stated that custom characters will be able to level up (level cap is 99 - DLC 3), allowing for improvements in skill. Each class will also have unique traits and starting stats as shown in the recent Network test beta, like Namekians having greater healing with items and gaining regeneration when health is low with high health and defense, Saiyans have low health and high attack and grow stronger when they are revived.
- Become an apprentice - The Future Warrior will be able to become the apprentice of characters (both heroes and villains) from the Dragon Ball series to gain their special moves. Players can have only one Master at a time, though they can switch to a different Master and resume training with an old one at any time. In order to become a character's student, they first need to be found somewhere in Toki Toki City. Certain characters will not appear until corresponding milestones are reached in the main story. They will then offer to train the Future Warrior, initiating a training qualification test in which the would-be student lower the master's health to a certain level. As friendship with the current Master increases, they will offer training missions which reward new skills upon completion. After becoming an apprentice the Master may occasionally appear to join student in battle as a support character. After completing a Master's training, the apprentice is taught their Master's Ultimate skill and can replay any of their Master's training missions over again and occasionally they will ask to spar triggering a Sparring Mission. Masters also occasionally join in during Parallel Quests to assist their student.
- Connecting with a Master through Z-Assist - After completing a Master's Training and learning their Ultimate Skill, custom characters can activate a Z-Assist by using the Master's Ultimate Skill in battle, during which a stylized "Z" flash on screen and the Master's soul goes into them making the attack more powerful. The teacher of the ultimate skill must still be the player's current Master for a Z-Assist to activate.
In this mode, the player creates a Dragon Ball history unknown to all by their own hand. Early promotions for the game draw attention to a mysterious figure watching the first battle between Goku and Vegeta from the shadows, and pose the question of who he is and what this means. With red hair, a scouter, and the Capsule Corporation logo on his sleeve, this character is referred to as Future Warrior, and has come back to intervene in the legendary battles of the series. Bandai Namco does note that it is quite intentional that he seems to have features from many other, established characters in the series. Two new areas are also introduced in the game: the Time Storage Vault which is stated to be almost like the Hyperbolic Time Chamber and a high-tech city with what appears to be a Time Machine landed on it. Standing next to the Time Storage Vault is none other than Future Trunks, the warrior who once came back to the past to save his future, and he is wearing clothes similar to the ones he wears as Time Patrol Trunks in Dragon Ball Online. Bandai Namco announced that the Time Machine, hourglass, and other features in these futuristic locales all tie together. In an interview from the Japan Expo, it was revealed that story mode will be called “Universe Mode”.
Parallel Quest Mode
Accessible through Toki-Toki City, parallel quests can be completed. Each quest contains a certain timeline, where the Future Warrior (or any other available character) faces a variety of challenges (i:e help Frieza defeat Goku as a Super Saiyan or collecting the Namekian Dragon Balls). As each quest is completed, the player can get rewards such as zeni, skills, items and clothing. Parallel quests also have hidden conditions that are required to get an Ultimate Finish. These conditions can involve beating them mission under a certain time or clearing with a specific ally alive. Once the hidden conditions are met the player are allowed to continue the quest after completing the quest standard condition to finish, and should the fail after this point they will keep any items, skill, and zeni earned. It should be noted that Parallel Quest rewards appear randomly with some dropping when the player defeats a certain characters, rewarded at the end of the quest, and/or received from NPCs encountered during specific quests.
Some skills, clothing, z-souls, and other items may require the player to replay a single quest multiple times to obtain each reward.
- Saiyan Saga
- Return of the Saiyans Saga
- Ginyu Force Saga
- Frieza Saga
- Cell Saga
- Android Saga
- Majin Buu Saga
- God of Destruction Beerus Saga
- Demon God Demigra Saga
- Legendary Super Saiyan Saga
Tenkaichi Budokai Mode
World Tournament mode returns and for the first time this mode will take place in real time, and make an actual entrance. Players will be able to participate and face other people online as well as spectate matches.
Towa and Mira have begun interfering with time, and later the Demon God Demigra is released, who will begin to alter history as well. As a result, the Time Patrol, created by the Supreme Kai of Time, and led by Trunks: Xeno and the Future Warrior, are sent to repair the timelines. The Future Warrior can travel through different parts of the Dragon Ball timeline using a scroll named the Book of Endings and Beginnings. Every time the Future Warrior fixes the events which were changed by the Time Breakers, history returns to running its original course. The game's Hub World Toki Toki City exists in Age 850.
The Time Breakers destroying history causes many changes to the timeline:
- Saiyan Saga
- During Goku, Piccolo, and Gohan's battle with Raditz, the Time Breakers interfere and power up Raditz, allowing him to dodge Gohan's attack and escape the Full-Nelson Special Beam Cannon, causing only Goku to be hit and then finishes off Piccolo with an Energy Blast. Later on, Vegeta does not kill Nappa, and both he and Vegeta are powered up and transform into Great Apes to battle Goku.
- Namek Saga
- Later on Namek (thanks to the Time Breaker's interference), Ginyu switches bodies with Vegeta and he, Gohan and Krillin are killed by the Ginyu Force. Then they attack Goku, who manages to defend himself, until Ginyu switches bodies with Goku...leaving him in Vegeta's body. Goku tries to fight but fails due to Vegeta's weaker body, is overwhelmed by the Ginyu Force and Ginyu throws a Kamehameha at Goku, thus killing him.
- Later, due to the Time Breaker's interference, Frieza begins to win the conflict and uses his true form right away instead of going through his second and third forms first, forcing the Future Warrior to interfere, though Frieza still defeats him, Goku, Gohan, and Piccolo. Frieza is also given a dark power up, but is eventually defeated by Goku and Future Warrior.
- Android Saga
- Cell is given the dark power up during the Cell Games, and Mr. Satan is also taken control of after Cell tries to kill him. The Cell Jr's are also taken over and kill everyone except for Gohan. Goku is left powerless and unable to move and is presumably beaten by the powered up Hercule. At the climax of the Cell Games, Gohan never brought out his true power (due to Goku not dying in the Cell Games) and when Gohan and Cell are preparing their Kamehameha clash, Cell is powered up by the Time Breakers and joined by 2 Cell Jr's and kill Gohan.
- In Future Trunks' timeline in Age 783, the evil Androids 17 and 18 are given dark power by the Time Breakers, making them kill Trunks and an empowered Imperfect Cell appears to absorb the androids, having apparently being completed much earlier due to the changes in Trunks' timeline. Due to the timeline being changed, Time Patrol Trunks' existence become ephemeral and is on the verge of being erased from history due to the changes in his timeline. It is eventually discovered that the Time Breakers made two changes in Trunks' timeline; the second one being in Age 785 where the Time Breakers use their power to enable Cell to absorb the Androids before Future Trunks returns from the past and kills them. As a result, upon Future Trunks' return from the past, he arrives in his timeline to find a dark power enhanced Perfect Cell who is too strong. The Time Breakers' reason for making these two changes is part of Towa's plan to erase Time Patrol Trunks from existence by killing his past self, with the two changes being made due to the strong likelihood that the Future Warrior will fix one of them, but Towa is confident the Warrior will be to late to fix the second. However, her plan is foiled by Demigra's Mirage who requires the Future Warrior to fulfill his plans places his mark on the Future Warrior and transports the Future Warrior to Age 785, thus allowing them to rescue Trunks' past self in the nick of time.
- Buu Saga
- Majin Buu is given the dark power up when he fights Super Saiyan 3 Goku and splits into three Buu's and while Mira is planning to attack and defeat both of them so Towa can steal Goku's energy in order to fulfill their plan of opening the gates of Demon Realm, however this doesn't occur as the Future Warrior prevents Mira from fighting with Goku and in the resulting battle Mira is destroyed by the Warrior's Buster Cannon. After Mira's defeat and Towa's retreat, the Warrior aids SSJ3 Goku against the 3 Majin Buus. After defeating two of the Buus, Goku's time on Earth expires and the Future Warrior prevents several smaller Majin Buus from following him. Eventually Time Patrol Trunks convinces Buu that a strong Warrior will soon appear and to stop destroying Earth until then. Majin Buu agrees but asks the Future Warrior to stay and play with him until the strong guy comes, but the Future Warrior hastily returns to the Time Nest causing Majin Buu to throw a tantrum. Back at the Time Nest in Age 850 the Future Warrior is saved by the Supreme Kai of Time from being killed by the explosion of Demigra's Majin Emblem that he had earlier placed on the Warrior as part of his plan to kill Time Patrol Trunks, Supreme Kai of Time, and the Future Warrior. Demigra then appears and Supreme Kai of Time reveals he used the Warrior to get rid of the Time Breakers' as they had outlived their usefulness. Demigra demands she had over Tokitoki but Future Trunks attacks him only to discover it is just Demigra's Mirage and that he is still sealed within in the Crack of Time. The Supreme Kai of Time says they must prevent Demigra from escaping from the Crack of Time. Later Piccolo is taken control of by Demigra's Mirage and beats down both Goten and Trunks to prevent them from fusing in Gotenks, but the Future Warrior interferes and corrects the timeline preventing this. Later Super Buu is taken over by Demigra and blows up the Earth during his fight with Gohan. Thanks to the Future Warrior interfering Super Buu instead changes into Kid Buu and engages Gohan and the Future Warrior in a fight, which results in Earth being destroyed, however Goku was able to save Hercule and the Future Warrior from the blast. During the final battle with Kid Buu, Goku is not strong enough alone to push the Super Spirit Bomb into Kid Buu, so the Future Warrior arrives and helps him give the Super Spirit Bomb one final push that destroys the evil Majin.
- God of Destruction Beerus Saga
- When Beerus comes to Earth, Vegeta manages to stop Buu from eating all the pudding, and gives some to Beerus. Beerus is unable to enjoy the dessert, as Goten and Trunks' ball knocks the pudding out of Beerus' hands (although it appeared to be taken control of by Demigra who changed it's course prior). Seeing that Majin Buu has already eaten all the other pudding, Beerus attacks, forcing the Future Warrior to interfere and hold off Beerus with the Z-Fighters. Later Beerus is given the dark power up and prepares an energy sphere, seemingly with the intent to destroy Earth. Just before Beerus tosses the ball of energy, he turns and aims at Démigra. After Démigra barely avoids the attack and the follow up finger laser, Beerus joins the Future Warrior to fight Démigra. The Future Warrior tries to finish off Démigra with a golden ki enhanced punch through his chest, but this Démigra is revealed to be another one of his mirages. Beerus and Whis follow the Warrior back to the Time Nest in Age 850 in order to learn of the whereabouts of Demigra so Beerus can destroy him as divine punishment for trying to control Beerus, however the Supreme Kai of Time pleads with Beerus to let the Time Patrol handle it, for fear of the untold amount of destruction that Beerus and Demigra could cause if they were to fight. Whis suggests that Beerus test Time Patrol Trunks and the Warrior to see if they are capable of defeating Demigra, Beerus agrees but insists that Whis join him in testing the two Time Patrollers. The Future Warrior and Time Patrol Trunks manage to defeat them and Beerus decides to return home to his temple to take a short nap and says that he doesn't mind if the Time Patrol where to defeat Demigra before he wakes up, however he reserves the right to face Demigra should they fail to defeat the Demon God before he wakes up.
- Demigra Saga
- Demigra finally escapes from the Crack of Time and uses the Dragon Balls in Age 778 to revive Frieza, Cell, and Kid Buu (before he is reincarnated as Uub) then fully empowering them with his dark magic. The Supreme Kai of Time uses the Dragon Balls of Age 850 to inform Goku of Age 778 of the situation and he arrives to assist the Future Warrior against the revived villains. Meanwhile, Demigra attacks Toki Toki City then captures and consumes Tokitoki gaining the power of a God. Back in Age 778 the Warrior and Goku managing to defeat the villains, however pair are confronted by Gohan, Gotenks, and Vegeta under Demigra's control though they manage to defeat them and return them to normal. Goku leaves to use the Namekian Dragon Balls to fix the damage caused in the wake of Demigra's actions. The Future Warrior returns to Age 778 to find Toki Toki City in ruins due to Demigra's attack and discovers Demigra has taken control of Time Patrol Trunks. Despite being under Demigra's control, Trunks pleads with the Warrior to defeat him as it is the only way to free him from Demigra's control. After Trunks is freed, Demigra tries to take control of the Future Warrior but an injured Trunks distract him long enough for the Supreme Kai of Time to dispel Demigra's Dark Magic preventing them from falling under Demigra's control. Goku then arrives in Toki Toki City via Instant Transmission and joins the Warrior in facing Demigra as Trunks is too injured to fight effectively. Demigra discovers that he is unable to take control over Goku, who attributes this to the time when he briefly become a Super Saiyan God and correctly surmises that Demigra's and Towa's dark magic has no effect on Gods or those who possess Godly Ki. Demigra is defeated and flees only to be followed by the Warrior, Trunks, and the Supreme Kai of Time via Goku's Instant Transmission. They 4 heroes arrive to find themselves inside the Time Vault and discover Demigra plans to destroy the Time Vault so he can erase history and create a new one. Goku turns into SSJ3 and along with the Future Warrior tries to prevent Demigra from carrying out his insane plan. However both the Future Warrior and Goku are hit and restrained by Demigra's magic spears. The Future Warrior blacks out and wakes up to find himself/herself in an empty space that resembles the Hyperbolic Time Chamber. While exploring their new surroundings they find a Time Scroll containing the history of Age 850 and decide to use it to travel back in time in order to set things right and defeat Demigra once and for all. After Warrior arrives in Age 850, they destroy the spears restraining Goku so he can stop Demigra's Energy Sphere from destroying the Time Vault while the Warrior chases after Demigra who has fled via a portal. The Warrior arrives in Demigra's former prison, the Crack of Time where Demigra plans to wait out the destruction of history safely as the Crack of Time exists outside of time. Demigra transforms into his final form in order to defeat the Future Warrior once and for all. Ultimately Demigra is killed and Tokitoki is freed. Afterwards the Supreme Kai of Time thanks both Goku and the Future Warrior for putting an end to Demigra's evil. Time Patrol Trunks says he will continue to patrol time and asks the Warrior if they are willing to remain a member of the Time Patrol, to which the Warrior agrees. Goku asks the Future Warrior to spar with him only to be told off by the Supreme Kai of Time who tells them to fight somewhere other than the Time Nest as they might damage the Time Vault.
- Beerus and Whis are shown floating above the restored Toki Toki City where they are joined by Tokitoki who perches on Whis' staff. They comment on Demigra's defeat and the Warrior's strength who Beerus hopes will become stronger. Meanwhile, the Supreme Kai of Time bids Goku farewell and tells him to be sure and visit her sometime and he promises he will. However Towa is shown with the surviving core of Mira and says they have failed but will return to take their revenge on those that stood in their way. Later Time Patrol Trunks, the Supreme Kai of Time, and Tokitoki observe the Future Warrior as they test out 4 new Time Patrol candidates, however the Warrior defeats them effortlessly causing Trunks to yell at them for overdoing it.
- Wormhole Trouble
- After the defeat of Demigra another history shift takes place and reveals Demigra's Wormhole is popping up and pulling people out of their time. One occurs during Bardock's final moments before he confronts Frieza. Frieza's men are powered up by the Wormhole's Magic as is 1st form Frieza and the Future Warrior is forced to intervene to ensure history remains on course. However, before Planet Vegeta is destroyed the wormhole swallows Bardock, taking him away. The Future Warrior follows the wormhole and ends up at the start of Videl, Goten and Trunks confronting Broly on Earth. Broly is powered up by the wormhole and once again the Future Warrior has to intervene to protect them. Before Broly can be beaten, he is pulled into the wormhole. Future Warrior once again follows and ends up in Age 762 with Bardock and Broly meeting face to face on a dying Namek a few miles away from where SSJ Goku and Frieza are fighting, it becomes apparent that Demigra's intended on having Broly and Bardock see their nemesis' and go into a rage in hopes of Goku or Frieza being killed. Bardock, due to seeing the future, knows this isn't right and after hearing Broly cry out for Kakarot, Bardock then engages Broly saying that is his son's destiny to confront and beat Frieza and attempts to stall Broly so his son can beat Frieza. The Future Warrior jumps in to help him but before the battle can be concluded they are taken off of Namek thanks to the Dragon Balls and resume the fight on Earth, with Vegeta stumbling across the fight. Bardock recognizing Vegeta requests Vegeta to make a power ball so he can transform into a Great Ape to fight Broly. Vegeta, while confused as to why he looks like Goku, complies and does so and watches the fight from afar. Vegeta eventually jumps in and assist Great Ape Bardock and the Future Warrior in killing the time displaced Broly. After the fight Bardock was heavily injured and transformed back to normal due to injuries and says "serves you right, no one will mess with my son." before appearing to die from his injuries. Vegeta is shocked that they managed to kill Broly but before he can process what happened he is suddenly knocked out. Future Trunks is revealed as the one who knocked him out and tells The Future Warrior to go and he will clean up here.
Once each of these changed times have been righted, and Demigra has been defeated, the Dragon Ball timeline returns to normal.
- GT DLC
- It is said that the wormhole Demigra created was causing disruptions in history, this time in the GT timeline.
- Now during the time period of Dragon Ball GT in Age 789. Tuffle Parasite Infected Trunks (GT) in his Super Saiyan form confronts Pan and later, Golden Great Ape Baby Vegeta confronts the Future Warrior, Pan, and Super Saiyan 4 Goku. But just after being defeated, the unconscious Golden Great Ape Baby Vegeta is sucked into Demigra's wormhole. The Future Warrior begins to depart but Goku stops him and thanks him for protecting Pan.
- In Age 790 since Vegeta does not appear in the Super 17 Saga to stop Nappa, the latter leads the newly formed Neo Ginyu Force against the Future Warrior and Super Saiyan Trunks (GT). Even these two great heroes are given serious trouble by the highly improved Nappa, Recoome, and Burter, while Jeice and Guldo were easily killed by Super Saiyan Trunks (GT). However, right after, Trunks (GT) and the Future Warrior defeat the Neo Ginyu Force, Dark Hell Fighter 17 dispatches the worn out Trunks and combats the Future Warrior. The mind-controlled Android then leads the Future Warrior to where Dark Android 17 is. The two Dark Magic infused Android 17s merge to become Dark Super 17; whom faces off against the Future Warrior and later also Goku (GT). With Goku soon ascending into his Super Saiyan 4 form as he helps the Future Warrior defeat Dark Super 17. But before the now normal Super 17 could be dealt the final blow from the Future Warrior, the Ultimate Android is sucked in Demigra's wormhole. As the Future Warrior bids farewell to Goku and flies off to correct another distortion in history but before he can depart Goku stops him and vows to pay him back for all of his help.
- After the battle of Baby and Super 17, the two were sucked in the wormhole. Goku (GT) and Pan were looking for the dragon balls. When they encounter the dragons, Eis and Nuova, they were given dark power.
- After the defeat of the Shadow Dragon, Syn Shenron absorb the 6 dragon balls in order to become Omega Shenron. Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta battle him. The two Super Saiyan 4 fuse into the ultimate saiyan: Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta. After the defeat of Omega Shenron, the dragon was sucked into the wormhole.
- The Future Warrior and Gogeta were sent to the mountains with Great Ape Baby, Super 17, and Omega Shenron. After the defeat of the GT villains, Trunks appear to say that the timeline is correct. and had a chance to see his father, Vegeta, in Super Saiyan 4. After that, the Future Warrior and Trunks went back to the future. The Supreme Kai of Time cooks up a celebratory dish for the Future Warrior, who is excited at first, until Trunks informs them that her cooking isn't as divine as she believes. Tokitoki also notices some evil energy that suddenly appeared in the Time Nest.
Once each of these changed times have been righted, the Dragon Ball GT timeline returns to normal.
- Parallel Quests
However, new parallel timelines are created from fragments when the timeline is fixed. These events are quite different from anything that happens in the main timeline. Several strange events happen that would have been impossible otherwise, such as a time when the Ginyu Force (backed by Frieza) attack Earth during the lead up to the Cell Games. When the Parallel Quests are completed, these shattered time fragments are fixed.
- The events taking place in Toki Toki City in Xenoverse take place in Age 850. This is 60 years after the conclusion of Dragon Ball GT (Age 790), 39 years before Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi's Hero Mode and Dragon Ball Heroes: Victory Mission, and 150 years before Dragon Ball Online.
- Due to time travel, most of the story happens during the events of Dragon Ball Z, from the arrival of Raditz (Age 761), to Beerus' visit to Earth (Age 778). The first part of the games' Demon God Demigra Saga takes place shortly after Beerus' visit (Age 778) and finishes in Toki Toki City (Age 850). There is also Future Trunks' timeline, in Age 783 and Age 785.
- The Legendary Super Saiyan Saga takes place in several eras from the Genocide of the Saiyans (Age 737), Broly's appearance on Earth (Age 774), and even during SSJ Goku's epic battle with Frieza on Dying Planet Namek Age 762, and finally ending on Earth after Porunga transported everyone save for Goku and Frieza.
- In the GT DLC, the story covers the end of the Baby Saga (Age 789), the Super 17 Saga (Age 790) and also the Shadow Dragon Saga (Age 790).
|Name||Playable Forms||Available at Start|
|Name||Playable Forms||DLC Pack|
- Earthling (Male, Female) (Base, Kaio-ken, Kaio-ken x3, Kaio-ken x20, Unlock Potential)
- Saiyan (Male, Female) (Base, Kaio-ken, Kaio-ken x3, Kaio-ken x20, Super Saiyan, Super Saiyan 2, Super Vegeta, Super Vegeta 2, Unlock Potential)
- Namekian* (Base, Kaio-ken, Kaio-ken x3, Kaio-ken x20, Unlock Potential)
- Frieza Race** (Base, Kaio-ken, Kaio-ken x3, Kaio-ken x20, Unlock Potential)
- Majin (Male, Female) (Base, Kaio-ken, Kaio-ken x3, Kaio-ken x20, Unlock Potential)
*Namekian race custom characters can be customised to appear as a Great Namek similar to King Piccolo in height. **Frieza's race custom characters can be customised to appear similar to several of their races different forms, including First Form, Second Form, True Form, Super Evolution, and Ultimate Evolution. This has no effect on their stats and is merely a visual change.
Non-Playable Characters and Forms
- Demon God Demigra (Final Form)
- Infected Super Saiyan Trunks (GT)
- Nappa (Great Ape)
- Vegeta (Great Ape)
- Bardock (Great Ape)
- Baby Vegeta (Golden Great Ape)
Toki Toki City NPCs
- Cloke - A male Earthling who hangs out near the tournament area of the Plaza of Time.
- Hakusa - A female Earthling who wears a special Scouter and hangs out across the tournament area of the Plaza of Time. If spoken to she will measure the Future Warrior's power level and her responses change based on the Warrior current experience level (for example at max experience level she will say the Warrior's power is immeasurable via Scouter).
- Hokee - A Capsule Corp. robot who is sick of cleaning and wishes to go on adventures with the Time Patrol. However Demigra's attack on Toki Toki City scared him so much he realizes being a cleaning robot is what he does best.
- Reso - A Frieza clansman who hangs around the Plaza of Time. He is quite knowledgeable about the various races such as the Saiyans, Namekians, Majin, and of course his own race. He is also knows about Towa's history and being the sister of Demon King Dabura.
- Amura - A female Earthling who hangs out near the Dragon Ball Altar. Enjoys having wishes granted by Shenron and uses the Dragon Balls to wish for all sorts of things. She also seem fond of Shenron and wonders if she could wish for him to be her friend. She is also a little greedy as she wonders if Shenron would get mad if she wished for a 100 wishes, as she has a lot of things she would like to wish for.
- Imai - A Namekian with orange-skin who hangs out in the Plaza of Time.
- Garid - A Capsule Corp. robot who provides tutorials for the Future Warrior for review.
- Ziko - A male Earthling who hangs out in the Plaza of Time next to the gateway to the Time Nest. He will give the Future Warrior items based upon how much of they have completed the main story.
- Goma - A short male Majin. Often loses himself inside the city.
- Percel - A Frieza clansman. Patrols a Dragon Ball era where King Piccolo fuses with Kami and fights a war with Red Ribbon Androids and eventually Babidi before defeating them all and using the Namekian Dragon Balls to restore everything back to normal.
- Kate - A female Earthling who hangs out in the Industrial Sector.
- Harry - A male Earthling Engineer and employee of Future Trunks' Capsule Corporation who hangs out in the Industrial Sector.
- Taino - A female Majin who's a fan of the Ginyu Force and wants to create her own team called the Taino Force. Throughout the game, she appears in different areas of Toki Toki City trying to recruit other Time Patrollers but most turn her down, though she is persistent and eventually finds 4 Patrollers willing to join her. After Demigra's defeat she can be found posing with her team in the Time Machine Station.
- Thirith - A Capsule Corp. robot who gives the Future Warrior the Time Patroller Suit after they defeat Demigra. Enjoys cleaning and later joins the Taino Force. After the defeat of Demigra, he will give the Future Warrior the Time Patroller Suit as a reward for defeating Demigra.
- Ukatz - A purple skinned Namekian who hangs around the Dragon Ball Altar in the Plaza of Time. He doesn't trust members of the Frieza's race due to Frieza being the destroyer of Planet Namek and due to his belief that the Frieza clan is descended from Frieza himself. He also find the Majin both weird and interesting yet is unaware of their origins. However he puts his prejudice towards Frieza's race aside and later joins the Taino Force with Frieza's race member Iaas.
- Iaas - A proud Frieza clansman who hangs out in the Industrial Sector and considers the Future Warrior a greenhorn in the Time Patrol, but after he finds out the Warrior managed to evenly match Beerus he says he will never be able to catch up to the Warrior's power and decides to see just how strong the Future Warrior becomes having gained respect for the rookie Time Patroller. Later joins the Taino Force.
- Pima - A Saiyan male who hides out in the Time Machine Station. Despite being a Saiyan he is weak and thinks others (including the Future Warrior) will mock him for it, causing him to hang out by himself in the little alleyways of the Time Machine Station. Later joins the Taino Force as they were willing to accept him despite his weakness.
- Tennile - A male shapeshifter who hangs out with his partner Nema in the Industrial Sector. Learned Shapeshifting at Southern Transformation Kindergarten. Declines Taino's offer to join the Taino Force as he is too busy hanging out with Nema. His true form is unknown. Has some trouble transforming into certain beings such as Beerus, who ends up appearing Fat and Majin-like or Turles who's hair style he has trouble imitating.
- Nema - A female shapeshifter who hangs out with her partner Tennile in the Industrial Sector. Her true form is a secret. When transforming into male characters like Salza or Supreme Kai, her forms end up looking quite feminine. She also finds Kid Chi-Chi's Outfit to be a little embarrassing to wear while she considers Android 18's to be both comfortable and fashionable. She also wonders who the Saiyuki Costume is supposed to be.
- Mefla - A gray Namekian who calls himself The Watcher, standing watch over Toki Toki City from the Industrial Sector.
- Umiu - A young pink Namekian who hangs around one of the Mixing Shops in the Industrial Sector. He is quite fond of Mixing Material Items and Z-Souls.
- Culina - A Capsule Corp. robot who appears in the Time Nest via the "GT Pack 1" DLC. Gives the Future Warrior the GT Saga (First Half) Time Patrol missions after they are selected to take part in a special Time Patrol.
- Spots - A Capsule Corp. robot who appears in the Time Nest via the "GT Pack 2" DLC. Gives the Future Warrior the GT Saga (Second Half) Time Patrol missions after it asks the Warrior to investigate another time distortion in the GT Era.
- Blume - A Capsule Corp. robot who appears next to the Time Machine Station Leaderboard after the version 1.05.00 update. Likes to crack jokes and refers to the Leaderboards around Toki Toki City as News Boards. He also enjoys oil and is surprised that the Warrior doesn't drink oil apparently unaware that it is toxic to organic beings.
- World Tournament Stage
- Hyperbolic Time Chamber
- Pod Landing
- Mountains (Night)
- Planet Namek
- Destroyed Planet Namek
- Open Field
- Cell Games Arena
- Destroyed Cell Games Arena
- West City (Suburbs)
- West City (Industrial Sector)
- Capsule Corporation
- Kami's Lookout
- Supreme Kai's Planet
- Underground Lake
- Space (Earth)
- Space (Planet Vegeta)
- Planet Tuffle (DLC)
- Stages unavailable in Versus mode
- Time Storage Vault
- Toki Toki City
- Frieza's Spaceship
- West City Ruins
- Destroyed Toki Toki City
- Time Rift
The Dragon Ball Xenoverse Collectors' Edition, called the "Trunks Travel Edition", is only available in Europe.
The Collector's Edition includes:
- 25 centimeter figurine of Future Trunks
Those who pre-ordered the game got:
- Black metal case of Shenron (Europe, also available as a PowerUp Reward to members at Gamestop)
- 2 in-game battle suits of gold and crystal
- Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta
"Day One" edition includes:
- 2 in-game battle suits of gold and crystal
- Super Saiyan 4 Vegeta
Bandai Namco announced a Season Pass containing three different DLC packs for all Dragon Ball Xenoverse players wishing to extend their experience.
- GT Pack 1 DLC (available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3): 3 playable characters (GT Goku, Pan and GT Trunks), 4 Time Patrol Quests, 12 Quests, 2 new Masters (Tien and Yamcha). It also adds 15 Special Moves for the Future Warrior (such as Final Shine Attack, 2 Power Pole skills, and Super Spirit Bomb), 5 additional costumes, 3 new accessories, and 9 new Z-Souls .
- GT Pack 2 DLC (released in Japan on April 8, 2015 and in North America on April 14, 2015): 4 playable characters (Eis Shenron, Nuova Shenron, Towa and Mira), 3 new Quests and a new Time Patrol Quest, a new Master (Pan), 22 special moves, 6 Z-Souls, and 5 costumes.
- Resurrection 'F' Pack DLC (released on June 9, 2015): 4 playable characters ("Golden Frieza", Jaco, SSGSS Goku and SSGSS Vegeta), 2 new Masters (Jaco and Old Kai), 5 Parallel Quests, 13 new special moves, 2 new costumes (Turtle Hermit's Aloha Shirt and Gohan's jersey from Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’), 2 new accessories (Tagoma's scouter and Turtle Helmet Set), and 7 new Z-Souls.
- Movie Costume Pack DLC (released on May 5, 2015): Whis Symbol Gi, Whis Symbol Battle Suit, and SSGSS Goku Wig.
|IGN||6.7 of 10|
|Push Square||8.0 of 10|
|GameSpot||6.0 of 10|
|Game Rankings||70.2% (based on 31 reviews)|
|Metacritic||69% (based on 50 reviews)|
Dragon Ball Xenoverse received mixed to positive reviews. On review aggregating websites GameRankings and Metacritic, which assign a normalized rating in the 0–100 range, the PlayStation 4 version holds the scores of 70.26% based on 31 reviews and 69/100 based on 50 reviews while the Xbox One version holds 66.87% based on 15 reviews and 67/100 based on 18 reviews.
Popular Japanese video game magazine Famitsu gave the game an overall score of 30/40, saying that it "isn't without its faults and flaws", noting the repetitiveness of the in-game missions and lag in team battles as its main drawbacks, concluding that the game is "aimed at Dragon Ball fans" and it might "appeal to fighting game fans and gamers that love fast action games".
As of November, 2016, Xenoverse has shipped over 4 million copies worldwide. This makes it one of the two highest selling games of the entire series alongside the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai. A year later as of November, 2017 the game has shipped 5 million copies worldwide and 8 million copies when combined with the sales for Xenoverse 2.
- Xenoverse is Dimps' first attempt at making a 3D Dragon Ball fighting game.
- XenoVerse is the fifteenth Dragon Ball game for home consoles since Dimps' Dragon Ball Z: Budokai. XV, the official abbreviation for Xenoverse, also stands as the Roman numeral for 15. The game was also fittingly released in the year 2015.
- The Greek word "Xenoverse" means "uncharted territory".
- During an interview with Masayuki Hirano, he stated that although the game was announced for consoles only, they may have considered releasing it for PC if there was sufficient fan demand. It has since been confirmed to be released on Steam.
- Yamcha's pose when he is killed by a Saibaman is referenced in the game as a Super Skill, Fake Death where the user collapses to the ground in Yamcha's death pose, pretending they have been KO'd allowing them to launch a surprise attack on a nearby opponent. The "playing dead" emote animation also uses the pose.
- This is the first Dragon Ball fighting game to include Goku's strongest forms beyond Super Saiyan 3 from various Dragon Ball series (Super Saiyan 4, Super Saiyan God and Super Saiyan Blue) altogether.
- Although Super Saiyan 4 Goku and Vegeta should be technically regarded as the separate transformed versions of GT Goku and GT Vegeta in the game, they are referred to as simply "Goku" and "Vegeta", as if they are completely separate entities from the "GT" versions of their base forms, some players often treat their Super Saiyan 4 forms as if they are achieved by "Z" Goku or Vegeta (i.e. interacting with some "Z" characters via special quotes, like Goten and Trunks, or even movie characters like Beerus, or players creating their own made-up what-if story, via Battle Mode), also, a GT Vegeta does not exist in the game, unless hacking and modifications are applied.
- This is also the first fighting game by Dimps to feature all the members of the Ginyu Force as playable characters (adding Burter, Jeice and Guldo).
- When fighting Captain Ginyu in the Future Warrior's body, Goku says "Now we can get my body back!" despite the fact that Goku's body has not been swapped yet.
- In the cutscene after Gohan defeats Cell, Yamcha yells out "I did it!" despite not being shown doing anything.
- Regardless of the player's gender, characters will refer to them with masculine pronouns and terminology, except for "Buu Buu! Majin Buu Cutscene 4" where the Supreme Kai of Time clearly refers to the Future Warrior as "her."
- Similar to Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, created characters can use skills of characters who are not playable in the game (such as Nam's Cross Arm Dive, Cooler's Death Chaser and Salza's Sauzer Blade). In Xenoverse, Salza's Salza Blade (which is also one of Jeice's Super Skills in the game) and Master Roshi/Jackie Chun's Lullaby Punch (obtained via a wish to Shenron) and Turtle Style Last Resort appear as obtainable Super Skills for the Future Warrior.
- In this game, Android 17 and Android 18 are capable of using Energy Absorption (via Super Skills Energy Drain, Super Drain, and Hyper Drain) despite not being Energy Absorption-model androids like Dr. Gero, Android 19, Cell, and Super 17. Likewise Super Buu can also use Energy Absorption via Hyper Drain.
- The Parallel Quest "Super Saiyan Legend" is based on the final battle from Dragon Ball Z: Super Saiya Densetsu, complete with the same secret: If the player lets Frieza kill Krillin (causing Goku's first Super Saiyan transformation) and then defeats Frieza while Vegeta is still alive, it triggers a special battle where Vegeta goes Super Saiyan and attacks the heroes.
- In the cutscene after Demigra is defeated, with everyone laughing, as well as while Super Saiyan God Goku fires his Super Spirit Bomb in Battle Mode, there is a glitch where Goku's Japanese voice is heard, even when the English Dub voices are selected.
- Also, sometimes when SS4 Gogeta gets launched away after taking damage, he will scream in his Japanese voice.
- And when Broly uses his Gigantic Meteor, he will briefly scream in his Japanese voice when he executes the finishing blast.
- a handful of these errors are not fixed in the sequel.
- Also, sometimes when SS4 Gogeta gets launched away after taking damage, he will scream in his Japanese voice.
- Coincidentally, in both Dragon Ball Xenoverse and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi, the custom characters are offered positions in the Ginyu Force by the eponymous captain himself if certain requirements are completed; in both games, after fulfilling said requirements, the custom characters change their minds about the offer.
- Despite not being mentors (while still appearing in the game), Bardock, Raditz, Teen Gohan, Future Trunks, Ultimate Gohan, Broly, 17, Gogeta and Vegito all had mentor quotes hidden in the Xenoverse files before the game was released. Android 16, Cui and Janemba were also stated to appear in the game as mentors, but weren't in the final release.
- However, in Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Bardock and Android 16 became mentors due to a DLC.
- The title of Parallel Quest 53,"Dangerous Duo! Warriors never rest" may be in refence to the Japanese title of the second film regarding the Legendary Super Saiyan Broly titled,"The Dangerous Duo! Super-Warrior Can Not Rest".
- Interestingly to note: three out of the five selectable races are all associated with demons in one form or another as the Namekians were first introduced by Demon King Piccolo, Frieza's race being fan termed as Frost Demons, with the Majins being demons themselves. This is ironic as the game's secondary antagonists, Towa and Mira, are from the Demon Realm and the game's main antagonist, Demigra, being a Demon God.
- Towa has no quotes with any character in the game.
- Demon God Demigra, the main antagonist for the game, has special quotes with characters despite not being playable without the modification of the game's files.
- Great Ape Vegeta, Great Ape Bardock, Great Ape Nappa, Great Ape Baby, Shenron, Supreme Kai of Time, Giru, Saiyan Pod, Imperfect Cell, Frog Ginyu, Hercule without jetpack, Tokitoki, Big Tokitoki, Elder Kai, Demigra, and Demigra (final form) can be selected as playable characters with the use of cheats. Though Shenron can be selected, this will freeze the game.
- Many of the items, Costumes, Accessories, Skills, Parallel Quests, and features of Xenoverse return in the sequel Xenoverse 2. However some features such as Ultimate Skill Z-Assist bonus and skills such as Poison are exclusive to Xenoverse.
- In one story cutscene, Krillin was present at the battle between the Future Warrior and Demigra. Whereas in the game itself it was just Gohan, Piccolo, Vegeta, Goku helping the player.
- In another story cutscene, the Supreme Kai of Time suddenly speaks in Japanese when she mentions that she imprisoned Demigra in the cracked of time while gathering his strength in the English dub versions' subtitles.
- Goku and Vegeta's Super Saiyan Blue forms appear taller than their base and Super Saiyan 4 counterparts. This was fixed to the correct height in Xenoverse 2.
- ↑ http://store.steampowered.com/app/323470
- ↑ http://youtu.be/bgouvz7vmPI?t=1m2s
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 V-Jump #7, 2014
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 V-Jump #8, 2014
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKgU26GDeZk
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 Bandai Namco, E3, June 2014
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse Japan Expo Interview. youtube (July 15, 2014).
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/DBZ.videogames?hc_location=timeline%7CDragon
- ↑ http://www.saiyanisland.com/2014/11/dragon-ball-xenoverse-transform-to-ss3-saiyaman-outfit-ss3-goku-spirt-bomb/#
- ↑ http://images.saiyanisland.com/data/618/Dragon-Ball-Xenoverse-1023-03.jpg
- ↑ http://images.saiyanisland.com/data/618/Dragon-Ball-Xenoverse-1023-02.jpg
- ↑ http://gematsu.com/2016/11/dragon-ball-xenoverse-2-initial-shipments-top-1-4-million
- ↑ Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Buu Buu! Majin Buu Cutscene 4, Chronoa: "So you helped her back then."
- ↑ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDnFdLmcqhk
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse official website (Japanese)
- Dragon Ball Xenoverse page, bandainamcogames.co.uk (English)
- E3 2014 Trailer (Wikia library)
- Jump Festa Trailer