In-game transformations were confirmed by Bandai Namco Games earlier this year. Now, we finally get to see the two marquee names taking their skills to the next level by going Super Saiyan! What’s interesting is Super Saiyan transformations are considered an ultimate attack. In other words, they occupy the L2+R2+Triangle slot. From what we at Saiyan Island saw, ki energy is slowly drained, but can be recovered through charging upon transformation, so technically the warriors can stay Super Saiyan for the entire match. This is considerably different from what we saw in the network test, where Goku’s Kaioken was a super attack that drained guard power and prevented ki energy from recharging. Kaioken is a different technique, so it is logical for there to be a difference. Then again, Dragon Ball Xenoverse is still under development, so as time goes by, what we see in these early builds might differ from the final product when it’s released in early 2015.
Goku goes Super Saiyan after 1:10
Vegeta transforms into Super Vegeta after 1:20
Goku using Kaioken after 11:17
For those who are curious as to super and ultimate differences, here is a quick tutorial from a few days ago
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse will be making it’s way to the PC, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. It will offer in-game transformations, characters with the most detailed facial expressions ever seen in the Dragon Ball universe and new cel shaded graphics. Dragon Ball: Xenoverse will be published by Bandai Namco Games and is in development by DIMPS (the company behind the Budokai series). No specific release date has been announced, but it will make its way to Japan, Europe, and North America early 2015.