One of the biggest surprises of last year for me was just how much fun I had with anime fighters. Dragon Ball Xenoverse was at the top of that list: it was fun, the structure made sense within Dragonball's ridiculous universe, and the character creation and RPG elements worked well.
Also, beating the snot out of Krillin is great fun. But it was also profitable for the developer and publisher — if one of the game's voice actors is to be believed.
Sean Schemmel's a regular on the voice actor circuit, but he's best known as the English voice of Goku from the original Dragon Ball series. Naturally, that made him the first pick when it came to casting for Goku in Dragon Ball Xenoverse — and according to him, it's likely that we'll see a sequel.
The actor told a Q&A at the Bristol Comic Con that Xenoverse's voice-over producer, Chris Sabat, told him over the phone that there would be another game. "I do think there's going to be ... I can't confirm yet, but Chris called me and said there was going to be a game coming. I'm thinking we're going to do some DLC or maybe another Xenoverse game."
"I wouldn't be surprised: Xenoverse was so successful, the publishing company would be stupid not to do another one just for the sake of the money. I think that's coming, and I think Dragon Ball Super should happen this year. We don't have a contract yet, but Chris called me the other day and said, 'I think it might be happening soon.'," Schemmel added.
Dragon Ball Super is the latest storyline in the Dragon Ball series, having started airing in late June last year. It begins by telling the story from the last two Dragon Ball Z films before venturing into a plot about exploring alternate Dragon Ball universes.