Dragon Ball Xenoverse’s Mysterious Character Goes Super Saiyan

By Spencer . July 21, 2014 . 10:00pm


Bandai Namco’s next Dragon Ball game includes a mysterious character first teased in Shonen Jump. New Dragon Ball Xenoverse screenshots show the fighter going Super Saiyan and talking to Yamcha. Yamcha apologizes that he’s not of use to the unknown character and offers the mystery man his ki energy. Players are given a choice to say yes or no here.


Bandai Namco Games still have not revealed who the character is or why he’s fighting other Dragon Ball characters like Android 18.


Dragon Ball Xenoverse is slated for release next year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. For more information about the game check out our interview with Dimps.


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  • Kaitsu


  • Raymond

    I bet it’s Spiderman.

    Spiderman is in ever game.

  • Namuro

    Oh boy, Yamcha… Forever a loser… orz

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  • Kornelious

    So he’s a Super Saiyan…..Not that big of a surprise, I mean who ISN’T a super saiyan nowadays?

    • Federico


      • Kornelious

        What ABOUT Yamcha…..

        • Federico

          He isn’t a super saiyan….

          • Boom.

          • Kornelious

            IK, it was a joke, I guess you had to understand the reference though :P

          • Warboss Aohd

            well he could be……….he just has to gather the dragonballs.

            Course i’d use it to wish for a large, plasma screen TV.

  • Makoto Yuki

    No one need Yamcha’s Ki anyway…

  • Ren Yuumei

    I think this is just the retard and slow way of them saying there going to be character creation in this. ZZZZzzzzz

  • NeptuniasBeard

    The funny thing is, sinse it’s Yamcha’s ki, whether you say yes or no will make virtually no difference

  • Byron Kerrison II

    You have a CHOICE to accept it or not? Lolololololol


  • Tales_of_Master

    “New Dragon Ball Xenoverse
    screenshots show the fighter going Super Saiyan and talking to Yamcha.
    Yamcha apologizes that he’s not of use to the unknown character and
    offers the mystery man his ki energy. Players are given a choice to say
    yes or no here.”

    LOL, no one gives Yamcha respect, but that’s not entirely unjustified…


    • Axle

      Lmao you win the Internet for today

  • Yamcha offers his ki, lol what a joke.

    Also I bet the mysterious fighter is a created character like from Ultimate Tenk.

  • SakuStar Light

    Gonna say and im being honest im not liking this game..just saying the main character or mystery man feels like hes gohan and few others mixed as one. especially trunks.

    • aizen310

      You don’t like the game’s premise because of one character?


      • SakuStar Light

        gonna have to say yes yes i do i truly dis like this game cause of one thing…or maybe if you were smart enough and not flaunting that name and picture you would have figured that out just saying….i hate DBZ in general its boring and probably on par with Naruto in my book of anime i dislike and this only proves to me why i dislike this. Once upon a time ago i loved dbz and this right here is why i’m tired of it. Its nothing new or innovative…heck Naruto is more innovative than this call me when there actually something worthwhile in this i mean character creation, true free roaming, idk something unique a new character that looks like Gohan, Piccolo, Trunks, super saying god Goku…that’s not really original heck I think a female super saiyan would’ve been believable. So yeah DBZ and this game ain’t something new its horribly rehashed and redone and reuse..rinse, wash, dry, repeat.

        • Axle

          How exactly is Naruto more innovative? Lol Those games have been the same thing for years now. Not that they’re bad. They’re ok if you ask me. At least the last few DBZ games have made attempts at different things, regardless of their quality. So yea, they haven’t been rehashed and redone..(Battle of Z wasn’t too bad imo.)This game looks like it’ll have deeper fighting mechanics such as move canceling as they mentioned. Honestly, as a game, this is the most promising looking dbz game in recent years. It’s too early and unfair to make judgements from one generic looking character whom we know next to nothing about. He could be customizable.

          • Janrabbit

            I am actually interested in this game because they specifically seem to be pulling away from the whole rehashed content of all previous games. This mystery character is showing that they don’t intend to just retell the DBZ story like they usually do. I mean yeah he looks generic but as others said this is probably because you can personalize his look. The fact that they are adding move cancelling is enough of a buzz word for me to keep my eye on this.

          • SakuStar Light

            to be honest i dont think thats enough for me i played up to tenkaichi and was sold on the game. Im pretty tired of playing the same storyline the only thing really new is the what if chapters if they havent gotten rid of that.

          • Axle

            “what has dragon ball z done that hasnt been added? Heres the answer nothing”
            Raging Blast was like a newer version of Tenkaichi. But more balanced from what I could tell from my brief time with it (never owned it).

            Raging Blast 2 – while adding “tweeks” to characters – added different scenarios, and made it so ultimate techniques and specials weren’t OP as hell. The game itself is actually somewhat deep in that you have plenty of ways with which to defend yourself and attack your enemy. It introduced plenty of new mechanics.

            Then came Ultimate Tenkaichi. Completely different kind of fighting game which focused on Quick Time Events and cutscenes in combat in order to recreate the feel of the anime. Also had boss battles. And character creation, albeit it was somewhat limited in options.

            Battle of Z was a 4 v 4 team game with team deathmatch, free for all (8 players), a team mode similar to capture the flag in which teams fought to find and hold on to DragonBalls, and – my favorite part – had Super Saiyan Bardock (which needs to be in more games if you ask me). Characters had different roles such as “support” and whatnot as well. You could also influence every part of the story depending on who you’re playing as.

            All of these games have also found different ways of portraying the story while adding “what if” story lines.
            tl;dr Every game has been different. Every game has been new with plenty of new stuff. And most of what you said was a little more than off.
            On another note: here’s to hoping they add even more what if storylines! Those are my favorite.

          • SakuStar Light

            really now is that all….I mean lets me see your telling me oh rehashed fighting, same ol story told over and over and over and over, same old moves, same old outcome..at least in Naruto there moving on with the story, At least in naruto both players can go ultimate jutsu, at least in Naruto you have 3 styles to choose from for intense game play, At least in naruto the story was strong in the free roam concept, At least in naruto you can customize any main character, At least in naruto they add stuff. I have yet to see anything from DBZ fan boy your telling me stuff that old and naruto has had 4 vs 4 before now really this is selling me worse and making me really realize this game is not offering anything new maybe free roam but i mean DBZ online was an actually interesting story and concept. so yes please with all might try to show me what this game has cause i don’t see it i see the same thing and move cancelling that’s the only thing it offers this game is not worth $60.00.

          • Axle

            You talk about Naruto’s story going on as if that’s a good thing. lol. Same old moves – naruto as well. Same outcome – naruto as well. its the same series its the same characters, of course both of these shows are gonna have the same moves. Ultimate jutsu… what does that even mean. They can transform, ok cool. It may not be on as grand a scale in game, but characters in dbz clearly transform as well. But dbz isn’t about giant demons and whatnot. 3 styles for intense gameplay. From what I’ve seen, very little changes. and you only choose 1 of those styles. As for customizing them, I wasn’t aware you were ever able to do that in any naruto game. From what I’ve seen you only change an item or two, if you can elaborate on that, that would be nice, ’cause that isn’t much of a customization. Free roam is nice. Unnecessary, but nice I guess when done right. Otherwise its just a waste of time in a fighting game. And when has naruto had 4v4? Anyway, i’m not trying to convince you that the dbz games are better. Ultimate tenkaichi is garbage. Battle of z was meh. I’m telling you that they’re not the same game over and over. Which is what you were initially complaining about. There’s been plenty new and innovative for this series and in some cases for games in general.
            ps – fanboy? dude if you think i’m a fanboy, i’d hate to see how you deal with real fanboys lol i’m not calling you a retard and telling you that dbz is the greatest thing in the history of mankind.

          • SakuStar Light

            yeah i do and honestly you defend DBZ like its a good thing honestly im not seeing your point on the good point and if you deny naruto has had better improvements on game play and innovation. Then ignorance be with you hardcore cause i dont talk to people who sit inside a cave.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Enough. Take it elsewhere — both of ya.

          • Axle

            ….. I didn’t say anything about defending DBZ’s story o.o “ignorance be with you”
            The irony is too much.
            Let’s just agree to disagree lol especially since I can’t possibly make it more simple to understand.

          • Janrabbit

            Yeah but that’s because all of the games up to Tenkaichi retold the story with added in what if chapters. I was trying to get across the point that they seem to be stepping away from that. It’s way to early to condemn the title imo anyway.

          • SakuStar Light

            at least ultimate jutsu turns the game into a boss fight and they add tweeks to make the fight better. Now what has dragon ball z done that hasnt been added? Heres the answer nothing its the same at least naruto changes and hell i dont even like naruto and i give it more praise than DBZ.

  • Based Ignacio Puppo

    I wonder how much of a Mary Sue this guy is going to be, he is already holding off Android 17 in his base form, while everyone knows how Super Saiyan Vegeta fares against 18

    • Brian Carty

      Seem to recall in some earlier shots it looked like he’d been having trouble with Freeza, so who knows? In the end it’s just a) a fighting game and b) a DBZ game, so unlikely the story is going to be terribly complex or deep anyway.

      “Bad guy do things, Goku/Gohan/New protagonist hits them”

      • Based Ignacio Puppo

        I never expect much of what if stories, they are usually downright terrible(They feel like bad filler), and Dragon Ball games are no exception(Which is why I really don’t mind covering the basic story over and over again). Although it probably has to do with them having to use the cast in different scenarios instead of creating new villains.
        To be fair, Raging Blast did have a fairly entertaining scenario in which Goku and Vegeta fought over an argument between Trunks and Goten.

  • Revolver Jesus Super Pimp

    I gotta say I don’t really give a f*** about this character. I just would like more info on the gameplay before anything else.

  • leingod

    The character looks lame… kinda like a user-created character from that DragonBall MMORPG. But no matter! I’m just hoping the actual fighting is good… Battle of Z left a bitter taste in my mouth.

  • Scourge626

    Please let us be able to customize his appearance. His attire makes it look like he’s trying too hard.

    • Kalis Konig

      This. he looks so generic and thrown together so I am assuming we can customize his appearance. If not, I don’t know wth they were thinking. He is literally just a mesh of Teen/Adult Gohan and Future Trunks lol

      • Scourge626

        I wouldn’t even call him generic. He just looks down right ridiculous.

      • Amagidyne

        I’m calling it now: Future Trunks and Adult Gohan did the fusion dance and are going on wacky time-travelling adventures.

  • KyoyaHibari

    “Yamcha apologizes that he’s not of use to the unknown character…” Good ol’ useless Yamcha hahaha. :D

  • Tincho Kudos

    This is coming to PS360? I had no idea. Nice, now I can be hyped!

  • the_rain

    Good Guy Yamcha

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    It Red Sonic….The mysterious character is Red sonic! A “original”character from the Sonicverse. He was sent into the DBZ universe to stop Dr Gero and Eggman master plain. No its canon Shut up

  • Kintaro

    I know it’s not the most important thing, but those character models…why don’t they learn from the team who makes the naruto games? they know how to make cell shaded models. That being said, I hope the game is fun and the gameplay is good.

  • Crimson_Cloud

    Welp, there goes the Gohan in God form theory, that many users were constantly throwing all over the place. And why people say that the cape is actually from Piccolo? It looks like the one Tien used when he confronted Buu to me. Then again, my memory is a bit fuzzy…

    Anyway, on to screenshots. Hopefully the battle position while talking to characters isn’t the only stance. That would be a bit lame. And so far it’s been Mystery character kicking ass. Hopefully that isn’t the whole story concept. I don’t want a story mode where it’s just a few fights with your character owning every one out there. Hopfully he losses at some point and Goku has to step in. That would make it more believable you know, like it’s really apart of DB world. Don’t mind me, just wishful thinking.

    • Blaz

      Character creation.

      • Crimson_Cloud

        Super Saiyan transformation.

      • Sardorim

        If it’s restricted to only Male Saiyan with only SS1 as a transformation again I swear….

  • Nice Boat Quatro

    Just how many Saiyans survived to Planet Vegeta’s destruction?

  • Sardorim

    Come get me when he can go SS2, 3 and 4 as well.

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