Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 just dropped some more knowledge on us about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. This time, fans got confirmation that we’re going beyond Goku’s ascension to a Super Saiyan in the Frieza Saga, and into the Cell Saga.
The Cell Saga is most well-known among DBZ fans for being the arc that brings the ascension of Gohan. As Goku gives up the mantle of Earth’s protector to his prodigal son, the young half-Saiyan must step into a fight for his life that he has serious misgivings about. This internal conflict is echoed throughout the arc, but by more characters than Gohan as well. One of Vegeta’s best moment occurs during this time frame as well. And speaking of that moment, we better get some Bruce Faulconer score during it. You know the one I’m talking about.
Goku, Gohan, Piccolo, and Vegeta will all be playable in the Cell section of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Each of these characters will showcase playable sections of various episodes. And it’s not just legendary fight scenes either, some hilarious filler episodes like learning to drive a car will be included as well. Throughout the course of the game, fans will be taken on a journey throughout the arcs of the iconic anime story, starting with the beginning of DBZ and the Saiyan sagas of fighting Radditz, Nappa and Vegeta.
Other trailers for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot have also been revealed, showing various gameplay elements and cool tidbits. For one thing, we’ve now gotten confirmation that series fan-favorites like Gohan and Piccolo will be in the game. We saw more of the combat action in another trailer. And being that this is an RPG-esque experience, there’s going to be a lot of flexibility in those mechanics, including stat-building.
So if DBZ Kakarot does decide to end things on that changing of the guard, many fans will probably be quite content with that ending. Although this inclusion does suggest that Buu might be in the cards as well. And since Bandai Namco just revealed Buu as a DLC character for Jump Force, there’s a chance we might see that arc in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot as well. Gotenks and Buu are also in FighterZ, so that’s another notch in that column.
Check out the newest gameplay trailer for the fighting game down below. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is coming out in early 2020 release on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.