Jan 21

Dragon Ball “XENOVERSE” DLC Season Pass Announced

Recently announced by the official Dragon Ball Z – Games Facebook page, downloadable content and a season pass is coming for the upcoming video game Dragon Ball XENOVERSE. New characters, missions, special moves, and much more will all be scheduled to be released overtime. Three DLC Packs have been announced in detail regarding the first package.

DLC Pack 1 (Available in March 2015): 3 playable characters: GT Goku, Pan & GT Trunks; 4 Time Patrol quests; 12 Quests; 15 New Special Moves for the players’ avatars; 5 new costumes

DLC Pack 2 (release date to be confirmed later): Exclusive Playable Characters, Quests, Special moves and costumes

DLC Pack 3 (release date to be confirmed later): Turtle Hermit set, Jaco the Space Patroller and highly exclusive content!

DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and STEAM.

In addition, the North American branch of Bandai Namco also confirmed that each DLC Pack will cost $9.99, and the Season Pass will cost $24.99. Purchasing the Season Pass will give players all 3 DLC packs at reasonable discounted price, in favor of paying for 3 packs separately for $5.00 more. Although some Dragon Ball video game titles mention DLC, this will be the first time the franchise has planned downloadable content after the initial release.

Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE will be coming to North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. It is being developed by Dimps, and will be available soon on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC by way of Steam. Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE is set to release in Japan on February 5th, 2015. European/Australasia release date officially confirmed on consoles and PC/Steam users Feb 27, and Feb 24 for North and South America.

Jan 20

Dragon Ball Z “Fukkatsu no F” Special Three-Chapter Manga Announced

The March 2015 Issue of V-Jump has announced a special three-chapter manga adaption of upcoming film Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F, with the first chapter starting in the April 2015 issue of V-Jump. The manga will be illustrated by Toyotarō, one of Shueisha’s manga artist’s who also writes the on-going Dragon Ball Heroes Victory Mission manga. The April 2015 issue will be released on February 21, 2015.

FukkatsuNoFMangaAnnouncmentOriginally reported by Anime News Network, Dragon Ball Z: Fukkatsu no F (Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F”) is scheduled for release in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015. It has also been stated by 20th Century Fox that the movie is coming to theaters in Mexico, sometime in April. Unlike the previous film which had an alternative English title (Kami to Kami/Battle of Gods) this film currently does not have a supplementary English title listed on the movie poster. Revival of “F” will be centered around the revival of Freeza. Toriyama stated that he, “deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal”, and he is writing it, “as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization.”

Jan 17

Dragon Ball XENOVERSE Weekly Shōnen Jump Updates

The upcoming 2015 #8 issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump in Japan reveals more characters, dark twists, and schemes in Dragon Ball XENOVERSE.

XENOVERSE Shonen Jump #8 Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta and Yi Xing Long (Omega Shenron in the English version) are confirmed for battle in XENOVERSE. Described as the ultimate warrior when it comes to strength and the one to beat all odds, Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta’s best technique is 100x Big Bang Kamehame-ha. His battle with Yi Xing Long is the decisive factor in the fate of the universe.

History is changed for the worse in the next page, Goku being killed while Raditz lives, Vegeta and Nappa both becoming Great Apes, Captain Ginyu taking over Vegeta’s body which creates the comedic “Venyu Force” team, and Android interference in Future Trunks‘ efforts to save Goku. The mysterious and previously silhouetted character Demigra is finally revealed, with a blue outfit, pale skin, and red hair.XENOVERSE Shonen Jump #8 2

In earlier news, the malicious Towa used her dark magic to take over and empower the central Z villains. Now it is revealed her dark magic is not only limited to villains, but allies as well. Gohan, Vegeta, Gotenks, and even Mr. Satan can be influenced and controlled by Towa’s evil magic in her effort to change history. In the panel next to Towa, we see a mysterious character with a wicked smirk on his face, who is supposedly the root of everyone’s dark and powerful enhancements.

The panels down below review the “patrol perks” or the first press inclusions for the game in Japan. Downloadable codes for Jaco the Galactic Patrolman as a playable character, Muten Roshi character customization set, “Trunks: XenoDragon Ball Heroes card, and a serial code to obtain “Trunks: Xeno” for Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle smartphone game.

Dokkan Battle Game Shonen Jump

*Thanks to GRIFFIN & KAITOU of SHONENGAMEZ.COM for translation and original coverage.

Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE will be coming to North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Australasia. It is being developed by Dimps, and will be available soon on Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC by way of Steam. Dragon Ball: XENOVERSE is set to release in Japan on February 5th, 2015. European/Australasia release date officially confirmed on consoles and PC/Steam users Feb 27, and Feb 24 for North and South America.

Jan 15

Dragon Ball Full Color Comic Future Publications

Last year in late January, Viz Media announced the release of the Dragon Ball Full Color Comics. The First volume released on February 4th, 2014, and three volumes came out between the first release in February, and the release of volume three on June 3rd, 2014. Many fans of the Dragon Ball series responded quite well to the Dragon Ball Full Color Comics because of its pristine production quality, size, and outstanding color. However, 6 months after the release of volume 3, no new volumes came out, and it was unclear to some as to whether or not they would continue this edition of the Dragon Ball manga. After doing some research, we dug up an old press release from last year announcing the release of the Dragon Ball Full Color Comic. The article covers general information about the product, but more importantly it states that only three volumes will be published per year (full press release below). With that said, this should clear up any questions one might have had regarding whether or not these would continue. Although some of you may have known this already, we just wanted to put the information out there for those that did not.
Full Color Comic
Last year fans received three volumes, completing the Saiyan arc. Based off of this information it is safe to assume that the Dragon Ball Full Color manga will continue releasing within the next couple months. Now all that is left is the waiting game.
GOKU RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA AS VIZ MEDIA RELEASES DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR MANGA EDITION
 
Experience Akira Toriyama’s Bestselling Martial Arts Action Adventure In Vivid Color
 
San Francisco, CA, January 27, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North America, brings Akira Toriyama’s classic manga (graphic novel) series DRAGON BALL back to fans in an entirely new way with the release of DRAGON BALL FULL COLOR Volume 1 on February 4th.
The new edition from the Shonen Jump imprint features a special full-color treatment of the first DRAGON BALL Z manga volume in a larger 6 5/8″ x 10 ¼” size. The volume is rated ‘A’ for All Ages and will carry an MSRP of $19.99 U.S. / $22.99 CAN / £12.99 U.K. Future volumes will be published three times a year.

 

Jan 14

Podcast Episode #008 – Special Live Broadcast

Thanks to Dragon Ball Insider member “Uchi”, we were lucky enough to get ourselves a radio gig for our last podcast. While broadcasting live on 90.3 WESS in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area, in this podcast we had somewhat of a recap of all the news from and after our previous Episode #007, as well as a live Q&A that was conducted using our Twitch Live Stream. We apologize in advance for the audio quality of this episode!

Revival of F Logo

Podcast Description:

In Episode #008 of the Dragon Ball Insider Podcast Anthony, “Uchi”, and Dave “DBEternity” are live on the radio! This special broadcast was conducted at the East Stroudsburg University Radio Station (90.3 WESS), and was broadcasted live across the NY/NJ Metropolitan Area. Be sure to listen as the crew recaps the previous Episode #007, as well as conducts a special live Q&A, and gives some thought, opinion, and potential outcomes/events that may occur in the 2015 Dragon Ball Z movie, Dragon Ball Z: Revival of “F” (The Revival of Freeza).

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