What a dirty trick to play, Bandai Namco. Introducing a never-before-seen character for Dragon Ball Xenoverse, leaving fans to wildly speculate for months before revealing it as the first Dragon Ball game that allows players to inject their own creations into the series' greatest battles. So sneaky. So good.
For the first time in any Dragon Ball game, fans will be able to create their own character and use them to participate in some of the biggest battles in franchise history. (As readers have pointed out, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi's Hero Mode allowed for limited character customisation, but did not involve screwing about with canon.)
Customise an Earthling, Majin or Namekian (just the three listed so far) to your liking, and then be summoned to the in-game hub of Toki Toki City to be guided through Dragon Ball history by one Mr. Trunks.
What an intriguing idea, re-writing the history of the Dragon Ball universe with your own personal avatar. Having covered the same stories time and time again in countless games, we've got a chance to mix things up. My excitement for this title just climbed several notches, and not solely due to my odd attraction to female Majin.
There'll be more Dragon Ball Xenoverse news in the coming weeks, including something about an upcoming closed beta. Until then, look at all of these blue-haired boys. Just look at them.