Dragon Ball Xenoverse: 15 Hours of Story, 100 Hours of Gameplay

Dragon Ball Xenoverse is just a week away from its Japanese release and a few weeks away from its North American and European debut. The original story mode for the game will last up to 15 hours. Of course if you skip cutscenes and all the optional tasks, it’ll be much shorter. For those who want to explore every nook and cranny of the Xenoverse world and unlock customization features to completion, there are 100 hours of gameplay for players to experience. The information comes from popular Japanese magazine Famitsu, who has gotten their hands on the game early, scoring it a 30/40 (two editors gave it a 7/10 and two gave it 8/10). The scan below mentions the reasons for their score:

What Famitsu Editors Loved:

  • Creating a character, leveling them up, and the ability to change their skills and appearance
  • Original story to save the Dragon Ball timeline with the created character alongside Goku and the Z Warriors
  • New generation graphics
  • Speed of the battles

What Famitsu Editors Disliked:

  • Missions felt repetitive
  • Frame drops in 3-vs-3 matches
  • Online matches took a while to get started

Difference in Opinion:

  • Two editors thought the controls were easy to pick-up (the man with the yellow hat and the man with the brown hair), while another felt they were difficult and more tutorials were needed to better understand the game (man in red hat). The other editor did not give their opinion on controls.


Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be making it’s way to the PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. It will offer in-game transformations, characters with the most detailed facial expressions ever seen in the Dragon Ball universe and new cel shaded graphics. Players will be able to create their own character and take it into battle to fight against familiar faces from the world of Dragon Ball and the created characters of other players online. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse is in development by Dimps (the company behind the Budokai series) and will be published by Bandai Namco Games in Japan on February 5th, North America on February 24th, and Europe on February 27th.