The Nintendo Switch’s portability and motion controls make it ideal for DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2.
As an MMO/Fighting game, DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 oozes social gameplay. But when it was released back in October 2016, that social aspect was mostly limited to digital interaction. But now that the game is coming to Nintendo Switch, the social possibilities have skyrocketed.
Play on the Go
This is the most obvious perk for any game coming to the Nintendo Switch: you can take the game with you. Not only does this mean that you can sneak a few rounds in on your lunch break, but it also means you can play with your favorite co-worker who may not have the game at home.
Playing games with real life friends? Who knew?
It’s Easier to Organize Tournaments
With the rise of eSports, organizing community tournaments is becoming increasingly popular. Not to mention, fighting games like DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 are fun for both casual and competitive players, making them ideal for a local event. But there are a lot of technical and monetary aspects to consider when organizing an in-person tournament. Assuming an organizer can find a space to house twenty or more people, most players aren’t willing to drag their home televisions and consoles to a venue, which means these things have to be provided by the organizer. In most cases, a $10 entry fee is not going to cover a dozen flat screens, even if players did bring their consoles from home.
But with Nintendo Switch, that is not the case. The organizer only needs to find the space, and players only need to bring themselves and their Switches. Boom! Tournament started. Socializing in the real world: achieved.
Live the Kamehameha Dream
As a kid, my mom often caught me yelling, “Kamehameha!” as I pretended to blast my older sister with an imaginary energy blast. It never worked.
But now it will!
Okay, perhaps not on my sister, but my practice was not in vain. That’s because – if you so choose – the Nintendo Switch allows players to execute attacks by mimicking actual Dragon Ball Z finishers. That’s right. The joycon controllers will recognize my Kamehameha and blast my opponents to space. Booyah!
The potential of DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 on the Nintendo Switch makes every other platform feel limited. I, for one, can’t wait to get my hands on it.
DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 will be available on Nintendo Switch September 22, 2017.
What do you think? Will DRAGON BALL Xenoverse 2 on Nintendo Switch live up to its potential? Or will the extra features simply add up to a gimmick that wears thin by the end of the week? Let us know in the comments.