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Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse News Update: Release Date for DLC Pack 3 and New Characters

( [email protected] ) Jun 22, 2015 03:45 PM EDT
Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse, or Dragon Ball Xenoverse, is a game that was met with some positive reviews after its release date back in February.  A recent news and updates have given a DLC Pack 3 for the game with New Characters, and right now, the game is available for half off with the Summer Steam Sale going on right now.
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Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse, or Dragon Ball Xenoverse, is a game that was met with some positive reviews after its release date back in February.  A recent news and updates have given a DLC Pack 3 for the game with New Characters, and right now, the game is available for half off with the Summer Steam Sale going on right now. 

Hopefully, by the time you read this, you can still get the deal with the Steam Summer Sale.  According to Attack of the Fanboy, Dragon Ball Xenoverse has been discounted by 50 percent for the next 12 hours.  It is normally $49.99 on the PC, but you can get it now at half-off at $24.99.  The Dragon Ball Xenoverse bundle with the season pass is also 50 percent off; it normally sells for $74.98, but you can get it for $37.49, also within the next 12 hours. Unfortunately, the Dragon Ball Xenoverse season pass (outside of the bundle) and individual DLC packs are not on sale, so if you have the game already, you will be paying full price. 

The last DLC to come out for Dragon Ball Xenoverse was DLC Pack 3, which had a June 9 release date.  In a separated article from Attack of the Fanboy, DLC Pack 3 is a Resurrection F focused DLC pack, based on the new Dragon Ball Z movie that is due out into theaters on August 4, 2015.  DLC Pack 3 has four new playable characters with Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Goku, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegeta, Golden Frieza, and Jaco the Galactic Patrolman.  If those names sound long and unfamiliar to you, don't feel bad.  The first three characters will appear in the new Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F movie, while Jaco has his own series. 

In Dragon Ball Xenoverse, otherwise known as Dragon Ball XV, the player can create his or her own character much like those in popular MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) games.  This custom character is essentially put in as a Time Patroller in order to stop a group of time travelers who want to mess up key elements from the Dragon Ball storyline.  This makes the gameplay interesting and also a love letter to its fans, and the player is fully customizable and can be one of five different alien races. 

Dragon Ball XV is both an MMO and a fighting game.  The fighting involves characters who have to do a series of special moves, and Dragon Ball is famous for epic fight scenes on a massive scale where characters defy gravity and shoot mammoth rays of energy at each other.  Unlike a lot of fighting games in the past, the special moves are easier to select, but there is no training option. 

As for the MMO element, players get to run around the city of Toki-Toki, which is a futuristic place that resembles a lot of the MMO games of the past and includes a lot of side-quests.  One complaint from PlayStation Lifestyle is the MMO element feels out of place with the massive fighting element, as the MMO avatar cannot really interact with objects and remains landlocked unlike the fast-paced interactive fighting scenes.  Still, the MMO framework makes it easy to meet and play with other players. 

For those that don't know much about Dragon Ball's legacy, it was originally adapted from a manga created by Akira Toriyama, who published this saga in Weekly Shonen Jump in the eighties.  Dragon Ball was then made into an anime series, and then a sequel called Dragon Ball Z.  The story is about Goku, a boy who is trying to obtain the seven Dragon Balls, and it is very massive in its storyline and battle scenes. 

The Dragon Ball Xenoverse sale ends at 1pm ET on Monday, June 22.  Hopefully, you are not too late.  Unfortunately, there is no sale for the DLC packs, including DLC Pack 3.