Dragon Ball Xenoverse Release Date Delayed

Upcoming entry in the Dragon Ball fighting game series has been delayed to "ensure the highest possible gameplay experience."

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Upcoming fighting game Dragon Ball Xenoverse has had its launch date pushed back much like how Gohan's kamehameha pushed back Cell's one during the Cell saga. Originally scheduled for release on February 17, the game will now launch a week later.

Publisher Bandai Namco announced the delay, saying that it was necessary in order to "ensure the highest possible gameplay experience" for players. Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 24. A PC release on Steam will follow on February 27.

The game is developed by Dimps, who also worked on the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai series and co-developed Street Fighter IV. Xenoverse will feature a character creator, and players will be able to choose from a variety of races including Saiyans, Namekians, Earthlings, and Majins. For more about the game, check out GameSpot's preview from E3.

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Got the game today and it is awesome so far. Really happy since I haven't enjoyed a DBZ game sincel Budokai 3.

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If theirs a delay, then ill just delay the temptation of my wallet, simple :)

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They only delayed it so its production cycle would hold true to the formula of the show - right now everyone at Dimps is flexing their entire body and yelling.

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Something I don't get about this game is that the developers are the ones of the Budokai series while the game itself looks much more like a Budokai Tenkaichi. That's a very good thing for me because I like the BT series way better, but it's kinda weird anyway.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Tenkaichi 2 was my favorite. However the 2d fighters were fun too.

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I cannot believe they're still making DBZ games several console generations later. Still not sure if that's a good or bad thing.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I'd say it's a good thing, loved the show and most of the games. They're supposedly making another season for the show as well, let the nostalgia commence.

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allow me to show you.....my further transformation!!

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was never gonna buy this at launch. dragon ball games are fun but i always get bored after 1 week of play time. gonna get the game when it £10 on eBay, so this delay doesn't effect me.

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Upcoming entry in the Dragon Ball fighting game series has been delayed to "ensure the highest possible gameplay experience."

If you want the highest possible gaming experience I suggest bath salts.

Some users may experience minor facial ingestion.

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I'm going to put my grammar nazi hat on for a sec.

The release date wasn't delayed, it was changed. The game was delayed.

Carry on :)

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hype, and 1 week is no problem

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Ms. Te, the first sentence of this article made my day. Thanks for the smile.

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Woohoo! :)

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Agreed! lmaoo

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I wouldn't mind seeing DBZ turn into an openworld action RPG. I think that would be awesome. Maybe take you through the freeza, and cell sagas.

If I had the money I would fund it.

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You never played sagas...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Dragon Ball Sagas was a terrible game...

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Which is why we won't get another dbz rpg.

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You see most developers and publishers still have at least some pride left. EA, Ubisoft, Activision are way past caring at this stage.

Good for you Bandai.

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I think it's time for a DBZ crossover something wouldn't you say?

As for Xenoverse, as usual, I'll wait for the reviews on this one.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> You never heard of this? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J-Stars_Victory_VS

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<< LINK REMOVED >> What could DBZ crossover with maybe Have Goku meet Sun Wukong. And fight each other that would be funny. Considering Sun Wukong is literally a religious figure and therefore Public domain

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I was thinking of DBZ vs Bleach. Just something to change DBZ for once.

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DBZ vs bleach or DBZ vs the Naruto series... Hmm

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Both and many other series like One Piece, Yu Yu Hakusho and Fist of the north star.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't think that would Really work how powerful are they in Bleach i know they are powerful in their own universe but i doubt any of them could survive planet busting attacks.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Fair enough.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Actually DBZ already did a crossover, of course it wasn't a game but rather an anime. It was a crossover with One Piece and Toriko. It was quite interesting.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> There is a game coming, J-Stars Victory VS. It's coming this summer, it's a crossover of pretty much every popular Shonen Jump Manga including DBZ, Famitzu already game it 32/40.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I think its time for a proper CGI movie, using the similar tech as Final Fantasy: Advent Children. After that they can merchandise with games, cartoons and action figures till the bank explodes from a money spirit bomb :D

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I can't believe they're still making these games.

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Don't disrespect DBZ . I don't care how many they make I love them

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Can't that statement be applied to all games in general...or at least Assassin's Creed or COD?

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So if we make a Saiyan will we become overpowered, but still weaker then Superman?

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Much weaker than superman

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Well, at least it's just a week.

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