Dragon Ball: Xenoverse Has 47 Playable Characters According To Game Guide Description (Update)

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  • john p

    So much for over 70. Very disappointed, RIP Android 16, 19, 20, Zarbon, Dodoria, Cooler, Dabura, etc.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      This is assuming to be:

      -Not including pre-order bonus characters
      -Not including the DLC pack characters
      -Not including the characters you can create

      • chris

        Exactly cause imma make at least 10, I want my whole squad similar to how they were on Yuyu Hakusho, and Hunter x Hunter

    • Hades

      Maybe in Xenoverse 2… But it’s not like they’re very important to the game. I would like to play with Cooler and Dabura only.

      • DI

        They are more important than apule, larsberi, cell jr and saibaman

        • micheal johnson

          i’m hoping they at least include all frms of the villans, so far we’ve seen 1 form of cell, 3 of freeza, and 1of super buu. this makes the dlc seem even more insulting though, the story mode better be worth it.

          • DI

            Exactly

          • chris

            Where did you see 1st form cell? All I saw was perfect cell and the one after. They said its only 1st form frieza,final and 100%

            • chris

              And even if it ain’t worth it,there are 12 special quests and 50 others. Not to mention the diversity that’ll be in online. Thats what’s goin make the tournament more realistic

        • Drev

          and mr satan and videl…

          • DI

            yeah but videl isnt in the game thou

            • DeathPointZ

              Videl is in Xenoverse.

              • DI

                she isnt she hasnt been even mentioned

                • DeathPointZ

                  She is. On the other site Saiyan Island, showed the achievements in Xenoverse and one of the achivements is when you complete your training with Adult Gohan and Videl. So she is in the game and if you don’t believe me, then go look for yourself.

                  • DI

                    I saw that but I dont remember any videl reference there

        • chris

          Nope not really larsberi ,qui, and appule I’m sure they are there to be used in variations,because Im certain they’ll have missions where you defeat them befor a boss or something. Pretty much filler characters. But cell Jr are important due to the beating they delivered the z warriors

          • DI

            dude cell jrs may not be important since the story is gonna change and nobody use them so I dont see the point of making them playable and not making playable characters like imperfect cell or dabura

    • Gamejtv

      16 is in the game I think

      • chris

        Indeed

    • Agent HUNK

      this is a lie…dont worry ! developer even said so far theres over 70 a month ago

    • chris

      Same way I felt yo,although what you do have to remember is the most iconic points were changed. Although the beating he took from zarbom should have been noted. I feel you though my nigg

  • Gamejtv

    …Eh, OK, whatevs

  • DI

    This make me so mad cause they put in characters nobody want like larsberi and apule and made 100% frieza a separate character and now they say the roster is gonna be that little I mean if they were going to make such a little roster they shouldnt have put in those characters

    • RedDragon10

      Are Raspberry and Appule actually playable characters because that’s kinda gonna piss me off if they chose those 2 instead of Androids 16,19,20, and the movie characters like Cooler, etc

      • DI

        of course they are didnt you watch the livestream?

        • RedDragon10

          Nope, missed it.

  • Xpert_Sigma

    only 47 i’m pretty disappointed for DBZ fighting game.

  • micheal johnson

    well the thing that will save this game will be its story. 12 master quests concerns me, and its insulting that they’re asking for more money through dlc for the smallest roster in years but i haven’t seen the full game yet so i cant judge, but this is dissapointing.

    • Masters Quests are the quests that your master sends you on to complete his or her mastery I think, not the story mode count.

      • micheal johnson

        Oh thanks, I thought master quests were the time patroller quests.

  • King Ezek

    im still getting this game and every dlc that comes with it lol too hyped to complain

  • Cev256

    The things that funny about people complaining about having a medium sized roster is that even if we had 70 characters or 100 they wouldn’t even play as half of them more then 2 or 3 times. So having a medium sized roster is a good thing. Like I don’t remember the last time I played as chaiotzu or guldo in raging blast 2 or coolers squadron.

    • SUPERDEADLYKING

      THIS. in BT3 i played mostly with 10-15 character lool

    • DI

      But what about playing against them?

      • Cev256

        That’s what online multiplayer and created characters are for. There is your diversity.

        • DI

          Yeah cause if I wanna fight against tao pai pai or zarbon I can do it that way xD genius

          • Cev256

            if you want to play against db characters like tao then play budokai tenkaichi 3. And as far as we know zarbon is in the game. They haven’t announced all of the characters yet and they won’t until the game releases. So I would hold out on trying to make me feel stupid, before you have all the facts.

            • DI

              Those characters were just an example and I dont have to try to make you feel stupid cause youre doing it yourself

    • Guardian Byakko

      I think the real outrage is its a small roster with characters no one cared for such as frieza soldiers, ginyu force etc. instead of those like broly, cooler, janemba etc who everyone loved to play as. Half the matches I’ve played in previous dbz games online consisted of broly. I’m not saying whether x character won’t be in because of character y, but until someone announces those characters there will be more people who are still whining.

      • micheal johnson

        Broly is in the game. The freiza soldiers are a good touch is they help the story be told better, they have most of the canon characters, plus a host of new features so I can’t complain. Let’s just see what the whole game looks like we still really haven’t seen much of it.

        • Guardian Byakko

          Broly was in the datamine, but he wasn’t confirmed for the base game so it might be dlc as well.

          Edit: when XenoVerse releases we’ll all know who might be dlc or appear in-game playable by default.

          • micheal johnson

            He was in the trophy list data also. His image was on one of the icons.

    • Bdock3601

      Guldos stop time move is one of the most entertaining in rb2

  • Gabriel Ramon

    Just 47 characters? On the epoch of Tenkaichi 3… It was more than 100 incluiding transformations.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Fun fact: It took 3 tenkaichi games to get a roster like that. How many did tenkaichi 1 have?

      • 58 with 90 playable forms because of transformations.

        This game will most likely have about 60+ with all of the DLC, and probably about 80 or so with transformations, and more with your custom characters that you can turn into other characters from the series like Launch and others.

        • nigger444

          Btw had 9 goku loool

        • Drev

          man, goku and goku super saiyan have the same moveset, just in tenkaichi and rb they had different moveset, in XV they don’t change between transformations…

  • Goku’s Brother From Dif Mother

    They said over 70. Dimps said they would reveal the characters when the release date hits. Relax guys 😉

    • Elijah Boyd

      well shonen could of at least called this a rumor because now there are going to be idiots who believe this crap!!!!!!!!!

      • TheGameTagerZ

        “According to the guide”

        Feel free to deny it. Your choice.

        • Neferpitou :3

          I like how people deny official sources because they won’t accept the truth lol.

          • TheGameTagerZ

            I heard in other places people think there’s an “error” in translation. I expected this though.

            • Neferpitou :3

              Soon we’ll be seeing people saying that actual developers are wrong lol

      • This is honestly a sad comment.

        For most games, when you get the Guidebook, it shows you all of the characters that will be in the game, except for DLC characters.

        I see no reason why this wouldn’t be the case for this game, because when you buy a guidebook, its supposed to give you all of that information. What sense would it make to release a guidebook in Japan a week and a half away from release without including every character.

        • Elijah Boyd

          well they obviously made a mistake because its already been confirmed that there will be over 70 characters so im not believeing any of this bullcrap and no one should just a typo or small rumor thats not happening

          • TheGameTagerZ

            Amazon isn’t the only website that lists that.

          • TheGameTagerZ

            What if the rumor of it being a typo is a lie?

            Think about this, this is the first game in the series. What first game in the series do you know has 70 playable characters?

            • micheal johnson

              Well bt1 had 90 but that included transformations and copy characters, but I beleive it will be 47 Dimps games never count transformation slots and each character in xv is different. It’s a worthy trade off, especially if there’s a sequel.

            • Elijah Boyd

              well even if that is the case which its not they wasted slots like why couldnt you just give final form frieza the ability to power up to his full power and cell to just power up to his super perfect cell form it dosent take a big cutscene to do it and its just a waste of 2 character slots and they cant give us fan favorite characters like buutenks and buuhan since its confirmed buu cant transform in battle and also what about broly he is basically confirmed xenoverse and he is pass by 47 and god goku plus ssj4 gogeta thats over 47 characters which proves that this is bullcrap and there wil be more characters then 47

            • Enturax/Turbotrup

              Remember devs are already working for over 3 years on this game. Every other DBZ games (except BoZ) was being made in 1 year. Tenkaichi 1 had, like, 50 characters at least. Ofc Xenoverse is much more rich content-wise, but still devs should know, after all those years of whining, that people can be satisfied with 70+ characters at the very least.

              • TheGameTagerZ

                Tenkaichi had similar moves for everyone. Hardly anyone was unique.

                • Enturax/Turbotrup

                  They may be unique, but that doesn’t change the fact that many people won’t get their favourite characters. This game made a super hype around entire world and they crushed many people’s dreams in such a stupid way. Not to mention they gave an incomplete CANON roster (No Dabura, Zarbon, Dodoria, the rest of androids and the rest of forms of Cell and Frieza) and gave us useless characters no1 will play as, like Hercule, Saibamen, Cell Jr, Jaco or Frieza’s soldiers (REALLY?!). Yes, we still can create a character, but I doubt that there will be a possibility to create as badass Frieza’s clan character as Cooler and so on.

          • Konyaro (ﺧ益ﺨ)

            It is happening, even some official sites already announced this info.Also, guide books never lie, but as TagerZ said, deny it if you want.You will see once game comes out.

            • Bdock3601

              The wait and see approach is always a winner in this situation

            • Agent HUNK

              wheres the proof to these lies??

  • Trizmegiztuz Uchiha

    This cant be true because during the interview in December they announced OVER 70 PLAYABLE CHARACTERS…

    • Agent HUNK

      I know !!! this is a bullshit troll !!!! i watched the same vid you did!!

      • TheGameTagerZ

        Why would we troll now? What do we gain from that.

        It’s true that even when you provide sources and evidence people will still deny it.

  • Ahtma

    I’ll take 47 unique characters over 150 identical ones.

    • SUPERDEADLYKING

      same, BT3 was full of clones lol 9 Goku, 9 vegeta’s etc.

      • Exactly what I keep telling people. And half the roster has generic Full Power Energy Wave, or Volley as a super. Some lame sh!t.

        • SUPERDEADLYKING

          Yep looool

  • FrenzyBurn

    Don’t plan on playing much with other characters that are not CC

  • SUPERDEADLYKING

    what i said on saiyanisland (oh and by the way when i try to comment with the word ”shonengamez” saiyanisland put that comment for approval wtf lol)

    47 characters or 126, not a big deal imo, 126 does not seem believable
    what so ever for a dimps fighting game. All BT3’s roster is, is mostly
    clones lool, 9 Goku’s, 9 vegeta’s, 3 piccolo’s, 8 gohans in total, 6
    frieza’s, 4 cells, 3 super buus, 2 bardocks, 2 radtiz (however u spell
    it), 2 nappa’s, 2 turles, 2 slugs, 2 janembers, 2 kid trunks’s, 2
    goten’s, 5 future trunks’s, 2 ubb’s. yes here i am counting the
    transformations, if i ain’t mistaken without transformations the total
    roster is 88? dunno but i don’t think i realized how much clones there
    were in BT3. 47 characters with great movesets ftw, hopefully it isn’t
    counting the created character slots + dlc but it’s not like im gonna
    play with everyone in this roster. Appule the facker is a lame character
    to put in imo, he’ll just be my punching bag lol. The slots we see in
    the character selection screen is probably costume change, at least it
    was that way for me in the beta lol.

    so yeah don’t let the roster ruin it for you everyone, there’s one thing i don’t like though and that is freeza and cells forms are separate sadly.

    • micheal johnson

      i don’t mind the 47 character roster, as long as they used these 3 years to deliver a great gaming experience. however i do mind them giving us such a a small roster and then asking for 25 dollars more in dlc and trying to trick the community into thinking they are doing them a favor by not releasing another bad game so they are entitled to do this. BN is not only giving fan favorite characters that haven’t been seen in a game since the ps2 era as pre order bonuses, but asking us pay for jaco, this shows a total disregard for their fans. the one time they give us what we want it comes with an expensive catch.

      • To be fair, tons of people don’t even know who Jaco is in the West. If people don’t like the DLC all they have to do is not buy it.

        We’ve seen from the Combo videos, every character is very different and that might be the reason for the lower character count. They took the time to craft every character to be unique and true to themselves in the series, instead of giving every character one combo like in Battle of Z.

        • micheal johnson

          It’s a great thing that they’ve taken their time to make every character unique, again my gripe isn’t with the roster, I understand that they had a lot of work to do. All fans around the world should get the same experience, if Japan gets Jaco for free other territories should too regardless of his popularity. I understand that ss4 vegeta is being put in guidebook for Japan but that’s not fair either. If the dlc only consisted on things they could not finish I would understand ( the quests are fine) but taking things out of the final product to further capitalize on your fanbases desires is a detestable practice. That same fanbase has supported then throughout their many failures, the right way to repay that fanbase is to give them the best product at the standard price. The wrong way to do it is to give a quality product and demand more for for it.

      • SUPERDEADLYKING

        agreed. Yeah namco as always have a catch when it comes to DBZ and naruto. I think the game will be epic but namco always has to do something negative =/

  • Blackginger

    Everyone will be using created characters anyway don’t see why everyone’s upset. Have you seen the new combos video, I like how each character has a different fighting style

  • Guardian Byakko

    Considering ALL the characters in dbz and gt 47 different characters doesn’t surprise me. Add in dlc and transformations it requires 23 to make 70 (hmmm). Do all the transformations have a unique combo set for animations? Ex. Does regular goku attack in the same manner as ssjGod goku & ssj4 Goku?

  • Bdock3601

    I’m a tad disappointed but I wasn’t putting all my eggs in this basket anyway so it’s not earth shattering

  • Guest

    Not to dissapointed at this. I mean we are getting 47 actual different characters, no copy and paste crap. Also I kind of see why people are complaining, but realistically most people are probably going to end up playing as their created characters most of the time anyway.

  • Agent HUNK

    this is a lie… they game developers said a month ago it was already over 70

    • TheGameTagerZ

      According to the guy who interviewed the actual developers said in the double digits they never said 70. 70 was a number in the livestream but that may include custom characters, races transformations and so on.

      http://i.gyazo.com/d12104b3643caa435a7ede78c161d79e.png

      • Bdock3601

        Lol when they said double digits I was like “ok, more than nine and less than one hundred….real specific”, though like it had been said, this is the games first iteration and that’s understandable for the lower roster size

        • TheGameTagerZ

          Right I think that’s what many don’t understand. Every first game in the series doesn’t have a lot of characters.

          At the same time though given all the costumes, customization, story mode cutscenes make a return (Battle of Z was bad I don’t count that) and online content given it’s almost idiotic to say they were lazy.

          • Where the HELL have you gotten a “Series” from?! I see you posting that around when it’s not even hinted at. There is NO series.

            • TheGameTagerZ

              If Xenoverse does well and a sequel arrives it will become a series. I highly doubt even if this game does bad that they are going to abandon all of these resources. Expect this game to get a sequel.

              You know nothing about game development. When developers start a brand new game it’s near impossible to make a huge character roster. Unless you like how everyone has the same attacks in Tenkaichi or how Battle of Z had barely any combos for the characters.

              • Claiming that I know nothing of game development because I asked where you got a “series” from and then start flaming me doesn’t make you sound intelligent. It’s not near impossible, they just do it for better sales for the next game because of the included content. There might be a sequel but for you to already be telling people about “Xenoverse 2”, wherever the hell that came from isn’t exactly the smartest idea either. Done with this topic. I got what I needed… NRP.

                • TheGameTagerZ

                  “Where the HELL have you gotten a “Series” from?! I see you posting that around when it’s not even hinted at. There is NO series.”

                  ^You didn’t exactly ask me nicely either so you shouldn’t really expect a nice response from me.

                  End of the day if they give you guys 70 characters and most of them play the same people will still complain. If you don’t want to believe the guide description don’t believe it. The game releases on February 5th so wait until then for us to get the guide.

  • Agent HUNK

    no link or pictures??? im calling bullshit lies !!!!

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Did you click the word amazon and the word Hanmoto? They’re blue for a reason.

      We have no reason to go spread “lies”.

  • AzIz

    thanks SG , well i’ll buy all the DLC , i don’t care about the number without the DLC :p

    • DI

      Dont expect much of a difference with the dlcs remember that the first one only have 3 characters where only one isnt kinda like a costume and the 3rd one is only one character so I wouldnt expect more than 3 or 4 in the second one

  • AzIz

    at least “70” is from the livestream , but well it wasn’t Hirano the one who said it ..

  • Just to add to this. It does say `The book has information on the abilities and skills of 47 playable characters and each of their variations.`
    No one will know if this covers Jako and other future DLC characters, so we will need to see on the 5th of February!

    • THANK YOU.

      • TheGameTagerZ

        As in all the characters you WILL get in the game. Unless you count transformations as characters.

        Anyone who thought this game would have 70 characters when it was built from ground zero really needs to wake up.

        • Exactly! All characters attack and skill variations are shown for the 47 playable characters. Japanese Guide books rarely add transformations to the character count. Certain clone characters get a count but it depends on the producer of the game and VJump/Famitsu and Dengeki etc who handle most guide books. In the end we will never knew till the 5th of February!

        • AzIz

          well , it was the guys in Bandai who said “over 70 characters” not us , anyway i think 47 isn’t that bad , but the lack of some characters like 16 and Dabura is really strange , plus they always say “robust roster” “a lot of characters and surprises” and stuff like that , it’s their fault for hyping us like this -_-

  • It says 47 people to “mastermind” meaning you can probably train under those and/or are unlocked from the beginning. And it is probably a typo. Also, this isnt anywhere close to the 70 that they confirmed during the livestream. And the guidebook has info on the ABILITIES and SKILLS of 47 characters not all of them.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      We got it translated there’s no errors or typos. The 47 doesn’t include preorder bonus Vegeta or dlc characters. There’s 12 master quests.

      • Firas 95

        Any naruto storm 4 game play or scan soon?

        • TheGameTagerZ

          Your guess is as good as ours. We never know these things.

  • Eternity

    not that im happy about it but its okey as long as they add more in time.
    Its core singleplyer that fit this scenario. ur in toki toki traveling to selectet events in time.
    There is a way for them to make this hapend and get away with it(rooster).
    Its Xenoverse afterall.
    And btw? hell yee prefer Ahtma words on this one.
    Better 47 unique. All The Way.
    Like in Zenkai. Play as Broly or picollo was so far away from eachother in terms of gameplay gameplan etc.

  • TimePatroller

    Guys there is something here but I can’t read this http://dbx.bngames(dot)net/special/

    • TheGameTagerZ

      You’re allowed to post links on this website. I’m sure you’re coming from S.I where you can’t do that.

      I’ll check out the link now.

      • TimePatroller

        Oh I’m sorry I didn’t realise It was allowed, but thank you!

      • TimePatroller

        Thank You! I don’t know if it’s usefull information or information that is already known but I wanted to make sure.

        • TheGameTagerZ

          A livestream on the 31st. It doesn’t say an awful lot we honestly didn’t bother with this when we saw it.

          • TimePatroller

            Did you hear about this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt99dL8Pyrc, it’s not much but do you have more info ?

            • TheGameTagerZ

              Yup, Treevax and a few others went to the small event to play the game. We don’t know the details though.

          • AzIz

            when did they said it’s on the 31st ?

            • Guest

              It`s the Xenoverse create a character introduction event and live stream (Pay to get to the hall or watch via Nico Nico live). It`s both the 31st and the 1st.
              That is all really, we may see the full roster but no one knows, it may be in Famitsuu or Weekly Jump next week!

  • DeathPointZ

    It’s honestly sad reading most comments here. Dimps worked their @ss off on making this amazing looking game that I know we are going to love, but now that this official guide says that there are only going to be 47 characters, everyone is going nuts and complaining. So what? This game is gonna be the first of it’s kind and a story like no other. I am looking forward to this game and most of you should too. Remember,”It’s called quality, not quantity” – Vegito.

    • jack

      so what dude with out 16 gohan cant go ssj2 with out buuhan kdi buu vegtio cant exsit with out majin veegta fat buu cant be freed

  • Anime Nation

    wow, this has got to be a typo

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Not a typo…too many people in denial about what’s in front of them..

  • Guest

    47 isn’t that bad to be honest. I mean, each character is unique in their own individual way. People probably got way to over excited when rumors started spreading about this game having over 126 characters. I mean Dimps even did something different, there were so many people complaining about playing the same story over and over again. Now that we have something new, people are still going to complain about something different. I mean, this could probably open an entirely different outlook on DBZ games in the future. We may start to get more games like this that ultimately improve upon what Xenoverse did.

  • AzIz

    i think they said that they’ll show us the full roster in the next livestream ..

  • Notice how it says 47 OF the PLAYABLE characters. Not just 47 characters. 47 OF the playable characters.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Man people are so quick to go in denial. There are 47 base characters. God Goku, Super Saiyan Vegeta don’t count as characters, created characters don’t count as characters nor does future DLC or pre-order bonuses. The guide only covers what is available in the game at launch.

      When you buy a game guide at GameStop you expect it to have all of the characters on the guide don’t you? Or do you spend $20 on a book to only show you how to unlock half of the content available?

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  • SUPERDEADLYKING

    If we take away all clones and transformations of 161 characters of BT3 i believe the number is 60, SIXTY! lol ( counting the transformations of great apes too) but doesn’t beat xenoverse by much, sure though xenoverse has a bit of clones too like goku, super saiyan 4 Goku, ssj god goku but i think they will play differently =)

  • Andrew Hare

    Don’t worry guys. He said 47 “of” the playable characters. That means they only discussed 47 of the playable characters, which means there will be a lot of characters. Maybe even doubling 47.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      Again…that means not including transformations or DLC or pre-order bonus characters.

      When you buy a game guide it has everything you need to know about the game.

  • DarthPheonix

    It says 47 of the playable characters. So that’s 47 out of an unknown total of playable characters. Doesn’t mean there’s only 47 confirmed characters, just means there’s at least 47 characters. Gotta pay attention to key words.

    • TheGameTagerZ

      The final build has 47 slots. You got to keep delusions away from facts.

      Super Saiyan forms don’t count as characters and neither do created characters. DLC isn’t counted or the pre-order bonus.

      Unless you think people are going to buy a game guide with only 1/3 of the game’s content then idk what guides people here are buying.

    • DarthPheonix

      Don’t deny that this is a possibility. Didn’t say I was right.

  • TheYeeha

    clearly looks like no one has really read the statement correctly, note the part that says “sets of 47 OF the playable characters” it doesn’t say of all 47 playable characters