The official Dragon Ball website shows some love for Dragon Ball Xenoverse fans by announcing on May 9, 2023 that Gohan Beast & Orange Piccolo are entering Dragon Ball: Xenoverse 2 as playable characters!
According to the website, 3 new playable characters, i.e., Orange Piccolo, Piccolo (Power Awakening) & Gohan Beast will be added in the highly anticipated Hero of Justice DLC Pack 2, which is set to release tomorrow on May 11, 2023.
The site also gives a short description of Gohan Beast as a playable character in Xenoverse 2 along with a sketch of how he looks like in the game.
“A new playable Gohan character is joining Xenoverse 2! This is Gohan’s new, breathtaking transformation that he awakened during the all-out battle with Cell Max in Dragon Ball Super: SUPER HERO.
Gohan (Beast) possesses high attack power and speed that enables him to overwhelm any foe unfortunate enough to get in his way! He has tons of devastating close-range techniques along with some other attacks that will let him ambush enemies from a distance!
You can find out more about his Ultimate Attack and Super Attacks in V Jump’s super-sized July edition which goes on sale in Japan on Friday, May 19! Don’t miss it!”
A brand new trailer for the DLC pack was unveiled by Bandai Namco’s official Youtube channel. The trailer, at the end, teases a never-before-seen storyline based on the movie “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero” where Gohan Beast & Orange Piccolo appear for the 1st time!
Check it out!
The new storyline includes characters such as Fuu, Android 21 and a spectacular scene where both Gohan and Piccolo use the Makankosappo or the Special Beam Canon together to defeat Cell Max!
Xenoverse 2: Piccolo & Gohan defeat Cell Max Cutscene! pic.twitter.com/FlJfO5kwFP
— Hype (@DbsHype) May 10, 2023
In addition, the DLC pack brings new loading screen illustrations from the movie!
In fall 2022, Bandai released “Hero of Justice DLC Pack 1”, which included Gamma 1, Gamma 2, and Gohan from the same Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero anime film as playable characters.
Bandai Namco Entertainment released Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in North America and Europe in October 2016, and for PS4 in Japan in November 2016.
The company then released the game for Nintendo Switch in Japan and the West in September 2017.
The game launched for Google‘s now-defunct Stadia gaming platform in December 2019.
The first Dragon Ball Xenoverse game shipped for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in Japan, Europe, and North America in February 2015.
The game also debuted on PC via Steam in the same month. The game series has shipped more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Source: Dragon Ball Official site