There has been an official launch date already released by the developers of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, and it is set on October 25. But there has been a lovely surprise for the fans of this game as they have been graced with the release of a playable beta version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 before the release date comes, making the wait more bearable. It is said that the beta version will be available for PlayStation 4 players on October 8 to October 10. Furthermore, there will be a closed beta version of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 as well and it is playable from October 14 to October 16.
As for the character list for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, Bandai has yet to release an official list of playable characters, but a recently posted photo of what seems to be the selection screen of Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 has shown that there will be a total of 68 playable characters to enjoy, and there is also word that more characters are on its way.
The characters that are playable as per the selection list picture are as follows:
Custom Character, Goku, Goku Super Saiyan God, Goku Super Sai
Super Saiyan Blue, Goku Super Saiyan 4, Goku GT (kid), Gohan (kid), Gohan (Teen), Gohan (Adult), Future Gohan, Great Saiyaman, Goten, Trunk (Kid) Trunks (GT), Future Trunks, Piccolo, Krillin, Tien, Yamcha, Villainous Yamcha, Saibaman, Raditz, Nappa, Vegeta, Vegeta Super Saiyan 4, Majin Vegeta, Zarbon, Dodoria, Recoome, Burter, Jeice, Guldo, Ginyu, Turles, Lord Slug, Frieza (Final Form), Frieza (100% Final Form), Cooler, Metal Cooler, Nail, Android 16, Android 17, Android 18, Cell (First Form), Perfect Cell, Cell Jr, Majin Buu, Super Buu, Kid Buu, Villainous Kid Majin Buu, Janemba, Villainous Janemba, Broly, Villainous Broly, Gotenks, Vegito, Gogeta, Gogeta Super Saiyan 4, Beerus, Whis, Jaco, Pan, Towa, Mira Towa, Bardock, Time Breaker Bardock, and Omega Shenron (Villain).
Below is an image of the said selection screen for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2.