'Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2' character news: Bandai Namco adds Goku Black to the upcoming upgrade

(Facebook/BandaiNamcoEU)Promotional image for "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" set to be released on Oct. 25

Bandai Namco Entertainment recently released a trailer for "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" which shows Goku Black as an addition to the playable characters of the upcoming game. Black is presently the main antagonist in "Dragon Ball Super" airing on Fuji TV in Japan.

In the trailer, Black is engaged in a heated battle against Vegeta in the latter's Super Saiyan form. Black attacks Vegeta with damaging moves highly similar to that of Son Goku. However, Black's execution of the Kamehameha wave differentiates him from Goku as he emits dark purple and black energy. In contrast, Goku's blast unleashes a blinding bright blue.

Black is depicted as a vicious and sadistic villain who detests humanity in general in the Japanese anime series. He teams up with another villain named Zamasu and sets out to destroy Goku and friends. Black's entry in the upcoming video game in a way confirms fans' theory that "Dragon Ball Super" will collide with the content of "Xenoverse 2."

In the anime series, a special ring gives Black the ability to travel to different timelines. In the "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2" story, villains from various timelines enter to create trouble for the game's heroes. While Black's role in the game has yet to be established, speculations point to him as the one responsible in allowing villains to travel through time.

Gaming fans would have to pre-order the Day One edition of the game in order to get Black as a playable character. Booking the edition in advance also entitles players to a Tao Pai Pai stick that will enable chosen characters to move around the city.

Two other characters from "Dragon Ball Super" will be made available in "Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2." Frost and Kyabe are believed to be available in the game after the first downloadable content (DLC) is ready.

The Open Beta version of the game is currently available on PlayStation 4. The upgraded version of the game is expected to be released on Oct. 25.