Back in last July, Namco Bandai has announced about a new free-to-play version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 being developed, hoping to widen the player base for this game. Back then, Bandai has aimed for a release on August 2019; however, due to optimization problems, they have pushed the release date back to an unannounced date.

According to the developers, this new version of the game - called Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Lite - will feature the first five chapters from Story Mode, along with all the online features. This "Lite" version was mostly aimed at players who only want the online contents of the game.

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Xenoverse's concept art

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 was the sequel of the acclaimed Dragon Ball Xenoverse, follows a different timeline than the original manga. The story of the game follows the player's avatar, who is now a seasoned Time Patroller - with the task of guarding and correcting history if they've ever been changed. The game is mainly set in a 3D battle arena, where you will be tasked with taking down all the enemies on screen.

There are five races for the player to choose from: Humans, Saiyans, Majins, Namekians, and Frieza - each with their own perks and abilities - for example, the Saiyan race will have access to the Super Saiyan Transformation Skill, which boosted the Ki recharge rate and attack power. Meanwhile, the Majin race will be blessed with the Quick Regeneration Passive Ability, which makes them really hard to be taken down. The player can also choose which skill to learn - in order to create your own unique character in the Dragon Ball universe.

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You will fight against many iconic villains in the game

According to the official Twitter of the game, the main reason for this delay is due to the game's performance on Nintendo Switch, so they have to do a few tweaks to the game. The new release date will be announced on a later date.