Akira Toriyama’s cultural series Dragon Ball is well known and popularised to the point of being one of the greatest manga (and anime) series in the world. Xenoverse is a clear letter of love to the diehard fans, as it tells a fantastical tale that basically becomes one big ‘what if?’ scenario for the franchise.
A time patrolling version of Trunks (how many versions are there now? Four?) resides in Toki Toki City with other warriors, keeping a close guard over the timelines (official canon being the DBZ and GT timelines). Two brand new villains, Towa and Mira, employ the aid of evil Time Breakers to tamper with time itself. When events in the canon timelines start turning out for the worse, Trunks enlists a completely new hero in order to help restore timelines to their correct formats.
Xenoverse introduces the idea of the ‘player character’, a fully customisable and strangely quiet hero as your main character. As your Dragon Ball avatar, you are dropped right into the middle of iconic and memorable set pieces spanning the entire Dragon Ball Z saga. There’s 11 in total, and it’s a satisfying story that will definitely take a while to complete. Players will get to play the following chapters during the story campaign, which includes all of the sagas seen from DBZ: