Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Splatoon: What We Know and What to Expect https://www.gameskinny.com/tu9s4/splatoon-what-we-know-and-what-to-expect https://www.gameskinny.com/tu9s4/splatoon-what-we-know-and-what-to-expect Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:16:14 -0400 Thomas M Gumbel

Reggie Fils-Aime of Nintendo America is touting the upcoming Splatoon as a “major new IP”.  Didn’t he say the same thing about Code Name S.T.E.A.M.?  Which was kinda really underwhelming?  Well, unlike the relatively quiet release of CNS, Nintendo’s being more vocal (and visual) about their goals for Splatoon.  Reggie says they’re aiming to “do for action shooters [with Splatoon] what Mario Kart did for kart racing.”  Nintendo wants Splatoon to be “fun for all skill levels,” so don’t expect it to be all about the kills.

What We’ve Seen: Multiplayer

  • A world hub/lobby acts as the main menu, similar to DragonBall Xenoverse.
  • Splatoon’s main multiplayer mode is called “Turf War”. We first got a glimpse of this mode at last year’s E3. Opposing teams of four have to paint as much of the arena as they can before time runs out. The team whose color covers the most surface area wins.
  • The maps are organized almost like those you see in a MOBA; starting points at opposite ends of the field, immediately afforded branching paths, lanes, etc. 
  • Lots of weapons! Many of them are family-friendly stand-ins for shooter staples like pistols and snipers, but we’ve seen some goofier, more creative ones like a giant paint roller.
  • Players can teleport to their allies at any time by tapping their icons on the gamepad map.

What We’ve Seen: Campaign

  • Though still an action-shooter at the core, the single-player adventure borrows heavily from 3D platformers; mostly in the way the maps are laid out and how the game teaches the mechanics.

What to Expect…

  • …Or what not to.  Like voice chat.  Sorry, I know you’ll all miss the screaming, caffeine-hopped eleven-year-olds.
  • A focus on multiplayer; so don’t expect a super lengthy campaign.
  • Miiverse functionality
  • Ranked Battles!  But not until post-launch.
  • A May release
Dragon Ball Xenoverse Will Have Season Pass & New Characters Announced https://www.gameskinny.com/7w67q/dragon-ball-xenoverse-will-have-season-pass-new-characters-announced https://www.gameskinny.com/7w67q/dragon-ball-xenoverse-will-have-season-pass-new-characters-announced Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:22:46 -0500 Dustin Frisch

Bandai Namco has announced a Season Pass for Dragon Ball Xenoverse, as well as detailed new characters set to appear in the upcoming game. The $24.99 Season Pass will include access to three different add-on packs:

DLC Pack 1 (Available in March 2015)

  •     3 playable characters: GT Goku, Pan & GT Trunks
  •     4 Time Patrol quests
  •     12 Quests
  •     15 Special Moves for the players’ avatars
  •     5 costumes

DLC Pack 2

  •     Exclusive Playable Characters
  •     Quests
  •     Special moves
  •     Costumes

DLC Pack 3

  •     Turtle Hermit set (sunglasses, Turtle Hermit’s Shell, Turtle Hermit’s Beard, Turtle Hermit’s Aloha Shirt)
  •     Jaco the Space Patroller playable character
  •     More highly exclusive content

Each pack can also be purchased separately just for $9.99.

As for the new characters, Mira and Towa, the game’s antagonists, managed to get their hands on a number of Dragon Ball Z characters and turn them into evil foes. These include: Gotenks, Vegeta, Gohan, Piccolo, Androids, and even the Great Apes. They also made Vegeta join the Ginyu Army, and granted Nappa the ability to transform into a Great Ape.

Also new in today’s update are Omega Shenron and Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta.

Dragon Ball Xenoverse will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on February 24th in North America and February 27th in Europe.