It's been a busy week for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Not only has the publisher Bandai Namco revealed nearly 12 minutes of Super Saiyan 2 Gohan vs. Cell gameplay, but it has revealed screenshots of Trunks, a trailer for Gohan outside of the aforementioned battle, and the original character, Bonyu. It seems Bandai Namco isn't one to rest on its laurels, however, as it has since released a slew of new screenshots showing off Gohan, Cell, and a couple of the Androids.
The first to be released can be seen above, as it shows Super Saiyan Gohan looking down at the severed head of Android 16. Interestingly enough, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is getting original content, and a unique storyline between Gohan and Android 16 is reportedly some of that content. In the anime, this screenshot captures the moment where Android 16 encourages Gohan to defeat Cell.
The next set of screenshots begin with Cell's first form getting the jump on an unprepared Android 17, a gameplay capture from Cell's perspective, a head-to-head clash between Gohan and Cell, and ends with the iconic Father-Son Kamehameha Wave attack. Additionally, it's worth highlighting that the language used by Bandai Namco around Cell implies that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will include the Buu Saga, as many expect, because it references Cell as the final boss of the Cell Arc, not the game.
Here's another sneak peek at the storyline in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! We loathe conflict too, Android 16. We still accept you...— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 22, 2019
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The final set of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot screenshots give players a few close-ups of Super Saiyan 2 Gohan, including his rapid-fire ki blast, presumably his ascension to Super Saiyan 2, a powered punch, and a dramatic cut between him and Cell. These new screenshots go to show that, while Bandai Namco is treading familiar waters, it is doing so with extreme care.
Using a variety of skills, including Death Beam and Kamehameha, Cell will be the final Boss of the Cell Arc in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT!— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 23, 2019
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Play as Gohan in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT and prepare to exceed the limits of Super Saiyan to finish off Cell!!— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) August 23, 2019
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Given that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is slated for an early 2020 release, fans of the franchise won't have much longer to wait before they can get their hands on the real deal. Until then, here's everything fans need to know about Dragon Ball Z before Kakarot.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases early 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.