Nintendo Switch owners will be getting Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 this fall, according to Bandai Namco. The Switch port of the fighting game/RPG hybrid makes use of the console’s hardware; it will include ad-hoc play, motion controls, and two-player battles on one system with one Joy Con controller for each.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 originally launched in the fall of 2016 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A year later, it’s time for the fighting RPG to see the light of day on the Nintendo Switch, as announced on Bandai Namco’s Twitter. Yes, Switch players can look forward to another port to add to the console’s slowly growing library of games.
It seems that the developers are going to use the “unusual” properties of the Switch hardware as much as they can. The same Twitter post boasts the features of the port: an ad-hoc multiplayer experience (presumably meaning couch multiplayer), allowing two players to use one console, with one Joy Con each. The port will also have motion control support, allowing you to really get into the role of Goku or whoever you prefer.
Since launch, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 got a steady stream of paid DLC pack, which included story quests, characters and moves. So far, we don’t know if any of that extra content will make it into the ported version. We’ll keep you updated as more information arrives.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is a direct sequel to the first game, continuing the story two years after the events of the previous Xenoverse. Of course, we won’t spoil it for you. The sequel is also a bigger game than its predecessor. You create your own character and revisit many of the most important events in the Dragon Ball story and setting things right. You get to be the hero, right alongside Goku and friends.