Coming from a huge fan of the series, I can tell you that there’s something about Dragon ball Xenoverse that hits a chord with me. The art style and music combine into something that has me anxiously awaiting release. Something that has me even more excited about this title is the introduction of a brand new character. Who could he be? Where is he from? Is he good or evil?
I’ve already gushed about what I’ve seen from Dragon Ball Xenoverse, but what has me bubbling with anticipation is the fact that we will finally earn who this mysterious fighter really is.
What first strikes me is the Capsule Corp patch on his sleeve. If you’re a fan of the Dragon Ball Z series, you’ll know that Capsule Corporation is the company that is run Bulma’s father, Dr. Brief. Does this mean he could be related to the Brief family in some way? It is always just a possibility he works there or simply got the shirt from someone else.
We have seen one fighter that has shown up out of nowhere with this same patch though and this fighter seems to have some sort of ties to him. That fighter? The fan favorite Trunks.
Now we all know that Trunks came from the future to help the crew out in the anime and it seems as if this fighter also has the ability to show up from the future in times of need. In a statement from Bandi Namco they comment on this in a bit more detail.
“the mysterious fighter will be allowed to blast his way into multiple famous battles from DRAGON BALL’s illustrious history!” They continue, “gamers will be presented with an unpredictable ‘DRAGON BALL’ experience; perhaps rewriting DRAGON BALL history as we know it!”
This along with some screenshots really have me scratching my head, but giddy with anticipation. The character’s overall design is pretty cool and the young DBZ fan in me would have loved to see him years and years ago.
This fighter also shares another tie with Trunks as there is a screenshot of the two talking to each other. Between the similar traits and discussion, could this possibly a future some of Trunks? Maybe even a distant relative? Only time will tell, but I for one am very excited to see where it goes.
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