About a couple of months ago, publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment and developer Dimps announced intentions to put out a Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 sometime during fall 2017. Today, the companies have officially announced exactly when fans of the fighting game franchise should expect to play the title on the Big N’s newest console, with the port set to drop for the system on September 22, 2017.
Although Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is coming out for the Nintendo Switch nearly a year after having been available for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms, the Switch version of the title is set to include some console-exclusive features that aren’t available on the game’s other iterations. For instance, fans will be able to fight against another player on a single system with one Joy-Con apiece, while the Switch port also includes an exclusive multiplayer mode that supports up to six players locally, and the option for players to use motion controls to perform signature attacks such as the Spirit Bomb and Kamehameha.
Ever since Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 came out for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in October of last year, Bandai Namco Entertainment and Dimps have provided ample post-launch support for the title. As it so happens, the companies just recently put out the game’s final add-on, DB Super Pack 4, which introduced two new characters with Fused Zamasu and Super Saiyan Blue Vegito, as well new costumes, skills, quests, and Super Souls.
At this point in time, it’s unclear as to whether or not the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 will receive all of the game’s DLC as post-launch materials in installments, or if they will be available for purchase right off the bat when it launches for the system later this year. Of course, there’s also the chance for the add-ons to be bundled with the base game, but it’s safe to presume they will remain ancillary content that can be purchased separately.
All things considered, Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2‘s release on Nintendo Switch is great for fans of the franchise, for not only will it be available for a wider audience by being playable on another platform, but also it will help expand the console’s library of games. With any luck, the forthcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ will also make its way onto the Switch to give fighting game fans even more options from which to choose.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch launch set for September 22, 2017.