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The Drop Episode 5: Of Gundams & Saints

On this week’s episode of The Drop, Fighter Xaos discusses his opinions on the recently announced, Saint Seiya live-action movie! Then Xaos moves onto Zeta Gundam: A New Translation trilogy coming out on Blu-Ray in North America. Finally the show is closed out with the Dragon Ball Super preview, which shows the first female Super Saiyan that is not from a game.

Western Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date Announced

Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe have announced the release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.  The game will be available in both regions later this Fall.

The Switch version will feature a new ad-hoc co-op mode, which will allow up to six players to connect locally and will also feature a motion sensor that allow players to use ultimate attacks.

The “Time Patrol” story from the first game will be available as a limited time bonus and the first round copies of the game will include a download code that will unlock 70+ characters from the main story immediately.

Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment America, Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe, ANN


Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku

Last night, Premium Bandai updated its site with the listings for the May 19th pre-order items. Among the items listed is the previously teased S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku! Fans best know this form of Super Saiyan for its debut in the 2013 Dragon Ball Z film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. The form was achieved through a ridiculous process where Shenron was summoned, and a wish was made to inform the Z-Fighters of the necessary ritual to obtain the form. The ritual in question, required five Saiyans to merge their energy into one singular host, which was obviously Goku for his rematch with Beerus. The form reappears again, through the re-telling of the film in Dragon Ball Super, as well as become alternative form/ability for Goku in video games.  However, since its debut the form was replaced for Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, otherwise known as Super Saiyan Blue.

Now, back to the figure at hand! S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan God Goku is retool/remold of the basic Goku figures as of late. The figures paint apps are at best attempting to recreate the appearance from Battle of Gods. In addition, the figure itself will feature three optional facial expressions, and four pairs of alternative hands. Furthermore, the Tamashii Effect Energy Aura Yellow shown in the gallery is not included with this figure. One will have to purchase that Tamashii Effect separately, but not to worry it is basic retail product.

As stated before orders for S.H.Figuarts Super Saiyan Goku will open tomorrow, May 19 at 16:00 JST. Orders for the item will then ship this October. Premium Bandai is selling the item for 5616 yen, with international buyers needing to go through other providers. However, for North America they will most likely be able to purchase this item through Bluefin Tamashii.

Source: P-Bandai

The Drop Episode 4: Why Freeza?!

On this week’s episode of The Drop, Fighter xaos goes into the news surrounding Square Enix their plans for their “Games As Service” letting go of Hitman developer IO Interactive and it’s shady future. Then xaos gets into his hype over Gundam Build Fighters and why he feels Freeza returning could have been handled better.

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Dragon Quest Heroes II Trailer Streamed

Square Enix has recently released a new trailer for Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End.  The latest trailer features the characters Meena & Maya. Dragon Quest Heroes II: Twin Kings and the Prophecy’s End will be released for the Playstation 4 in North America on April 25.

Dragon Quest Heroes II – Meet the Heroes, Part V: Meena & Maya | PS4 – YouTube

They may look alike, but the similarities end there. Meet Meena and Maya: two siblings who have very different tastes in weapons, spells, and fashion. Watch to see what happens when the sisters meet our heroes and show their stuff on the battlefield!

DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II is coming to PS4 on April 25th, 2017. Pre-order now to receive exclusive in-game content in the DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II Explorer’s Edition.


DRAGON QUEST HEROES II™ is a hack-and-slash, field-roaming Action RPG that sends players on a new adventure to restore order in a once peaceful world filled with hordes of monsters and battles of epic proportions. Up to 4 players can band together in cooperative multiplayer to conquer swarms of enemies and defeat challenging boss monsters. There is also a cast of many playable characters each with unique moves and abilities – including a host of familiar faces from the DRAGON QUEST® series and four brand new heroes that must team up to defeat an unknown threat looming over the Seven Realms!

Source: Playstation

Android 17’s Return Episode Premiere Date Announced

Recently a new magazine shot has surfaced online that reveals some new details about Android 17’s return on Dragon Ball Super. He will be making his first full appearance in episode 86, which will premiere on April 16th.  I personally can’t wait to see the character return and hopefully it will lead into some more great action packed battles.


Source: Crunchyroll

Dragon Quest Heroes II – Meet the Heroes, Part 1 Trailer Streamed

The official Dragon Quest Youtube channel has updated with a new dub trailer for Dragon Quest Heroes II.  The trailer features a look at the Dub voices for Lazarel, Teresa, and Helix.  The game will be sold exclusively as a Playstation 4 title in North America on April 25 and on April 27 in Europe.

Meet Lazarel and Teresa, dedicated military cadets, as they’re joined by Healix, the helpful healing slimekick!

After a thousand years of peace, the Seven Realms suddenly collapse into conflict as if guided by a mysterious and malicious force. Now, you must lead a band of powerful heroes in a quest to defeat evil and save the war-torn world!

DRAGON QUEST HEROES™ II is coming to PS4 and PC on April 25th (NA) and April 28th (EU), 2017! Be sure to follow us and keep up to date with everything DQ related:

Source: Dragon Quest

Official Images: S.H.Figuarts Nappa

Over night, Premium Bandai set up the order page for S.H.Figuarts Nappa from Dragon Ball Z. This SHF has been promoted and rumored for a long time now! Luckily enough it will finally receive an official release this year. Nappa will feature five additional hands, three optional faces, effects parts and a Tamashii Stage. Pre-Orders will begin tomorrow, March 1st, at 16:00 JST. Orders will then release later on in August. Nappa will be sold for 7560 yen. International fans will not need to immediately pre-order this item, as it should receive a wide distribution via Bluefin Tamashii.

Source: P-Bandai

Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X Coming to Nintendo 3DS

Alongside the preview for the upcoming Universe Survival Arc in Dragon Ball Super, it was confirmed today that Bandai Namco Entertainment and Dimps have a new Dragon Ball planned for the Nintendo 3DS. This new Dragon Ball Nintendo 3DS game entitled Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X is already scheduled to release on April 27th, in Japan. It will be the latest portable edition of the card-based fighting arcade game, Dragon Ball Heroes. International fans may not be entirely aware of the game or the series, but its an interesting genre of arcade games found in Japan. The system allows players

to activate cards to summon characters to battle with, as well as feature exclusive characters and variations of forms for popular characters throughout the Dragon Ball franchise.


Source: Crunchyroll

Dragon Ball Super Preview – New God of Destruction & the Survival Stadium

The newest issue of V-Jump is currently out in Japan, and this time features a preview for the Universe Survival Arc, the upcoming arc in Dragon Ball Super. The Universe Survival Arc will pit all the known universes against one another in a tournament to decide which one will be destroyed. Universe 7’s team which is lead by Beerus will feature both, Android 18 and the returning Android 17, shown in the image below. Could this mean that there is a tag-team portion to this new tournament?! That we do not, but that could be a possibility as to explain 17’s awkwardly return within the series.


Yet, that is not the big news from the particular image as stated by this article’s title! The big news is that we have been finale shown another new God of Destruction, and his accompanying angel. The new God, as shown below is a green dwarf-like character who is also a ginger. Whereas, his angel is most likely another sibling or relative to Whis! The stadium in which this will all take place in, is called the Survival Stadium which also looks like a gigantic top.

The Universe Survival Arc is slated to begin February 5th with Akira Toriyama overseeing designs and plotting. Also confirmed is that the anime will be receiving a new introduction performed by Kiyoshi Hikawa entitled “Gentaki Toppa x Survivor”.


Source: Crunchyroll