Dragon Ball Z Kakarot grows more and more interesting by the day. The oddball action-RPG will serve as a broad retelling of the Dragon Ball Z saga. While questions remain regarding just how expansive it will be, there are hints it will be extremely so. For one, the game will feature the Dragon Ball Z anime filler episode where both Goku and Piccolo attempt to earn their driver licenses. Apparently, that's only the start of it.
In an interview with Twinfinite, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot producer Ryosuke Hara confirmed there's more to Goku's car's appearance than meets the eye. After acquiring Goku's driver license, players will be able to fly the car through the game as they please. Hara even hints there may even be more to the vehicle, saying, "We're preparing something where you have to use the car." Exactly what Hara is hinting at remains a mystery.
Fans do have some theories about what Bandai Namco could be teasing. An early Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot screenshot shows Dragon Ball-like orb circles in the sky. These circles could be in place as targets for the player to drive through to complete challenges. Bandai Namco could be designing any number of quests or challenges for players to complete while driving Goku's car.
Alternatively, Hara could be hinting at a much more expansive feature for Dragon Ball Z Kakarot. Vehicles of one sort or another are widespread in the Dragon Ball Z anime. Goku's car could be just one of many such vehicles. Goku's Flying Nimbus could be another such "vehicle," as could any of Bulma's capsule cars. And who could forget the Grand Kai's 1958 Cadillac Series 62? Licensing a Cadillac may be out of Dragon Ball Z Kakarot's budget, though.
It's important to remember that as exciting as Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot may be, there's only so much the developer can do for one game. Bandai Namco is already having to design an extended action RPG that includes a huge amount of plot points inspired by the Dragon Ball Z anime. It also has to script any number of huge, exciting fight scenes. It isn't an open-world game, after all, though it has open areas. Still, having a variety of vehicles to ride around and do challenges would be very cool.
Stay tuned for more information about Dragon Ball Z: Kararot and all of its features in the months to come.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases in 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.