In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, the seven Dragon Balls are scattered across different areas throughout the game. By locating and collecting them, players will be able to summon the mighty Shenron to revive previously defeated enemies
By meeting and fighting those former foes, players may unlock new dialogue options based on the situation. For example, if players revive Frieza once they have unlocked Goku’s Super Saiyan 3 transformation (a transformation Frieza did not witness in the original anime), the two characters will share a short never-before-seen conversation.
Upon defeating these enemies, players will gain XP and unlock their Soul Emblems to use in the Community Boards to unlock new skills and abilities.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot the RPG-esque Dragon Ball Z story that goes through the story of Son Goku has gotten a release date as well as a confirmation that Buu Saga will be in the game.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is set to release worldwide on 17th Jan 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. And along with the official release date, we get a teaser for the Buu Saga with everyone’s favourite character, The Great Saiyaman.
The Great Saiyaman is present in all his glory with his amazing dance-pose. Alongside that, we also get quick cuts of various important events that take place during the Buu Saga like the Dabura turning people to stone and Majin Vegeta sacrificing himself.
We’ll probably be getting a much longer look at the Buu Saga soon and hopefully maybe a tease at the events after or before the story of Dragon Ball Z.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot had been shown up until Freiza Saga before, now we have footage of the game that features parts of the Cell Saga.
As seen from the trailer, Gohan will also be a playable character, especially during the Cell Saga. So not only do we get to play as Goku but we also get to play as Gohan. We see scenes of Goku taking care of Gohan and spending time with him.
We also see Gohan fight against Cell after Goku sacrifices himself but the coolest part of the trailer was when Goku was driving Gohan around. Goku finally got a driver’s license and we will finally be able to drive a vehicle as Goku.
The game has been accidentally announced to go up until the end of Buu saga by Sean Schemmel the voice actor of Goku so we can hope to see more story-based gameplay soon.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is the story of Son Goku however, it doesn’t mean that we’ll only get to play as the titular character.
According to V-Jump, a Japanese Manga Magazine we will get to not only play as Son Goku but also his first son, Gohan, his rival Vegeta and his other rival and child’s step-father, Piccolo.
The story of Gohan’s training under Piccolo will be expanded upon and we’ll get a much closer look at how their relationship grew, as well as how he shaped Gohan into the Warrior that we see by the end of Z.
We hope that since they’re expanding on this, we also get to see the first time Vegeta becomes a Super Saiyan and Goku turning Super Saiyan 3 in the Other World.
Tien, Yamcha, and Chiatozu are confirmed to be supporting characters and will join your party to help you during your battles. Tien and Yamcha have found a new level of respect as fighters thanks to Dragonball FighterZ and it would’ve been cool to perform some of their moves in the gang like the Shin-Kikoho or Wolf Fang Fist.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is set to release in 2020 for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Bandai Namco debuted 12 minutes of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot gameplay during the IGN E3 2019 live stream.
The live stream featured Bandai Namco’s Kazuki Kimoto and CyberConnect2’s Ryosuke Hara, who shared more information about the action RPG. Here are the tidbits:
Players will be able to relive the story of Dragon Ball Z in overwhelming volume. There will be many meticulously recreated scenes from the original story that players will recognize, as well as some scenes that have not really been depicted before in the way that they are depicted in this game.
The game’s look is a fusion of CyberConnect2’s experience in cel-shaded graphics technology and Akira Toriyama’s unique art style. The game also depicts the dynamic shifts of emotions in battle and character expressions in meticulous detail.
The game is not open-world. The reason being that the focus is on retelling the story. If the game was open-world, they would have to betray the original work in some form.
Each area is gradually unlocked as the story progresses. Each map is quite large, and Goku can fly throughout it freely.
Several scenes in which adult Goku interacts with characters from the original Dragon Ball—like Android 8—will be in the game.
(What happens for parts of the story where Goku is unable to fight? Will players take on the role of other characters?) While nothing can be said regarding playing as other characters at the moment, the game is focused on retelling the story of Dragon Ball Z, so it will not disappoint the fans.
In addition to retelling the Dragon Ball Z story, there are also other elements like sub-stories for Android 8 and so on that fans will appreciate.
While nothing can be said regarding whether the game will go beyond the Frieza saga, it—again—will not disappoint fans.
The theme of the game is to experience the life of Goku in various ways, such as riding Nimbus, eating, going fishing, hunting animals, and more.
In addition to buffs like temporarily boosting attack power, how you manage the eating elements of the game is part of the core game cycle and can result in permanent power-ups and so on.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2020. Read more about the game here.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, previously known as Dragon Ball Game Project Z, will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2020, publisher Bandai Namco and developer CyberConnect2 announced during the Microsoft E3 2019 press conference.
Here is an overview of the game, via Bandai Namco:
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is an all-new action RPG (role-playing-game) that will take players on the most accurate, dramatic, and epic telling of the Dragon Ball Z canon storyline—the story of Kakarot—the Saiyan better known as Goku.
Developed in Japan by video game developer CyberConnect2; the game tells the legendary story of Dragon Ball Z, taking players on an unforgettable adventure to experience over-the-top battles and challenging quests while creating life-long friendships as they crusade to protect Earth from fearsome villains. Additionally, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will also present resolutions to long unanswered questions from the Dragon Ball Z storyline through light-hearted side quests.
And here is the official fact sheet:
Relive the story of Goku in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot! Beyond the epic battles, experience life in the Dragon Ball Z world as you fight, fish, eat, and train with Goku. Explore the new areas and adventures as you advance through the story and form powerful bonds with other heroes from the Dragon Ball Z universe.
Experience the story of Dragon Ball Z from epic events to light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of Dragon Ball lore for the ﬁrst time!
Play through iconic Dragon Ball Z battles on a scale unlike any other. Fight across vast battlefields with destructible environments and experience epic boss battles that will test the limits of your combat abilities. Increase your power level and rise to the challenge!
Don’t just fight as Goku. Live as Goku. Fish, ﬂfly, eat, train, and battle your way through the Dragon Ball Z sagas, making friends and building relationships with a massive cast of Dragon Ball characters.