AX 2016 has come and gone- here are some of the biggest takeaways from this years convention.
Among the larger presence at AX2016, the likes of which saw FUNimation, Bandai-Namco, Crunchyroll are just a few, some of the top names in the anime industry announced new media, games, and partnerships the likes of which have plenty of fanboys excited. Perhaps one of, if not the most dominant and attention-grabbing booth at AX this year was Bandai-Namco and their demo for XenoVerse 2, the sequel to the largely successful XenoVerse.
We got a first-hand experience with the demo ourselves, and can confirm that while the game has similar backdrops and familiar faces as its prequel title, XenoVerse 2 looks better than ever, with crisp, sharp image textures, superb battle sequences, and a responsiveness that puts the first XenoVerse on its backside.
Gogeta was our character of choice in the demo, against our comrade in arms, Bandai-Namco Community Manager, Joseph Kartje who opted to use Lord Slug in our battle for domination in the Cell Games arena. Joseph put up a good fight, but Lord Slug was no match for Gogeta’s Final Kamehameha technique.
Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2
Anime Expo Xenoverse 2 Trailer
As for what’s new in XV 2, you can count on a higher frame rate from the last game, a social space that can house up to 300 players at once, hoverboards (as seen in the trailer), new transformations, new characters, an enhanced combat system, the largest customization choices to date, and at least a full year of DLC support after the game releases this fall.
FUNimation My Hero Academia Signing
Izuku has dreamt of being a hero all his life—a lofty goal for anyone, but especially challenging for a kid with no superpowers. That’s right, in a world where 80% of the population has some kind of superpowered “quirk,” Izuku was unlucky enough to be born completely normal. But that’s not going to stop him from enrolling in one of the world’s most prestigious hero academies. Now, the only thing standing between him and his first class is the academy’s formidable entrance exam—nothing a little private tutoring from the world’s mightiest hero can’t solve.–FUNimation Official Website
As of now, Anime Expo 2016 has wrapped up, but there are plenty of titles that went amiss with so much going on over the weekend. Be sure to checkout FUNimation and Bandai-Namco for announcements on new media partnerships, and upcoming anime and video game details.