'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' release date, rumors: title coming to N. America and Europe early 2017?

(FACEBOOK/Dragon Ball Xenoverse)"Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" is rumored to release in Japan before 2016 ends

This year is expected to be big for Dragon Ball fans as recent reports suggest that Bandai Namco will finally release "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" before the year ends - but only in Japan.

Multiple outlets previously reported that the Dimps-developed sequel would be released in Japan by November, and though there is no official word from publisher Bandai Namco, analysts believe the title will be out before the year ends.

However, North American and European fans might have to wait for a few more weeks after the title launches in Japan before they can enoy the "Xenoverse" experience. According to Christian Today, recent reports suggest that western countries may see the game roll out early in 2017.

Another devastating report that made fans go on a frenzy on social media is the title's limited availability since Bandai Namco will only roll out "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" outside Japan for owners of the PC and Xbox One. Some players prefer the PlayStation 4, but unfortunately, the game will only be out for the said platform in Japan.

Meanwhile, the trailer reveals a few hints on the adventures that fans will experience once they get the sequel. One scene shows the disturbing death of Bardock, Goku's father. In the teaser, Bardock was killed by Frieza.

Bardock isn't the only one who gets killed as the clip also shows a devastated and rather emotional Trunks standing over the dead body of his best friend, Gohan. Fans can see the angst and pain in Trunks' eyes as he sheds tears for his fallen friend who was killed by Android 17 and Android 18.

Another scene that's gained the attention of fans is the statement that reads: "Outcomes You Wished Were Different." According to Movie News Guide, gamers have started speculating that the statement may be hinting on an upcoming face-off between players and protagonists. This could mean that players will turn to the dark side and help villains instead of the heroes.

Fans are expecting that Bandai Namco will change its mind in allowing the title to be played on select platforms and regions before "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" makes it debut.

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