Excuse me, “action figures.”
Bandai Namco released a trailer that acts as a brief overview of the upcoming Hero Colosseum game mode for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. The new mode pits players against one another in a contest of champions…made of plastic!
Players assemble teams of their favorite characters in action figure form of varying levels, rarity, and abilities to claim victory over the battlefield. Figures can be upgraded to Limit Breaker forms as well, advancing their power and special skills. After arranging them in a strategic order, the figures fight automatically. Their attacks can be boosted by successful quick time events as well.
Seeing the Hero Colosseum in action really helps explain how the new mode will work. It appears to be a kind of fusion of the arcade game Dragon Ball Heroes and the mobile game, Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle. It will be interesting to see how popular this mode becomes once it releases. Hero Colosseum is set to release soon as a free update to all Xenoverse 2 players.
Bandai Namco also recently announced that the Nintendo Switch version of the game has sold over 400,000 copies since its release on September 22, 2017. The Switch version includes the original Dragon Ball Xenoverse story levels including the “GT Era” missions. This exclusive content allows Switch owners who never played Xenoverse 1 to experience the complete history of the series.
In other Xenoverse 2 news, the next raid is going to be a battle against the dastardly abomination, Fused Zamasu. No word on when the raid will go live, but odds are all of these updates will coincide with the release of the recently announced Extra Pack 1 DLC.
“My form is justice! My form is the world! Revere me. Praise me. This noble and beautiful… immortal and most powerful god… Zamasu!”
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) November 8, 2017
Don’t forget, Extra Pack 1 is set to release sometime this autumn, including Tapion, Android 13, Majin Buu (Gohan Absorbed), Dabura, and other additions. The illusive Extra Pack 2 content will include an original character and a brand new form of Goku, at an undisclosed date. Also, those who own both Xenoverse 2 and Dragon Ball FighterZ will also receive special content. So much Dragon Ball, so little time.