Arc System Works had a real winner of a character on its hands with Android 21. Debuting in Dragon Ball FighterZ, fans quickly took to the pink mistress like sprinkles on a donut. She was quirky, menacing, and fun to play as. She also had a penchant for eating, which everyone can relate to. It seems that popularity was too much to contain because publisher Bandai Namco has announced that Android 21 will be making the jump to another Dragon Ball game.
In the latest issue of V-Jump Magazine (a Japanese publication), it was revealed that Android 21 will be joining the cast of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 this winter. She'll be coming as part of the "Ultra DLC Pack #2" for an unspecified price. A few of her moves were explained, which should be familiar to fans of FighterZ. Players will have access to "Assault Rush" and "Excellent Full Course."
Assault Rush is explained as "a wild dance that combines her standard and special moves." Excellent Full Course will be "a rush attack followed by a super-powerful energy blast." It seems pretty typical for Dragon Ball, which regularly sees characters dancing around arenas and throwing energy like it's nothing.
It's surprising how much post-launch support both Xenoverse 2 and FighterZ have received. Dragon Ball will always be a popular franchise, but Bandai Namco typically gives up on its games within a month or so of release. Xenoverse 2 hasn't set the world on fire, but it has been steadily receiving DLC updates since it launched in 2016.
To date, around 12 DLC packs have been released adding characters from the Dragon Ball continuation anime Super. In fact, Broly was introduced late last year in promotion of the film Dragon Ball Super: Broly. If you love the series and have always wanted to explore its universe, you'd be hard-pressed to pass on Xenoverse 2.
I'm really just happy that new characters are being introduced and welcome within the community. Bandai Namco has returned to the well that is Z so often that the series was starting to lose its luster. With this new lease on life, I'm perfectly fine with digging back into the adventure of Goku and friends.