Not too long ago, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot revealed that gamers would take over the role of Majin Vegeta for a short stint in the action RPG. It was during the Thailand Games Show 2019 that this came to light, and it even showed Majin Vegeta free-roaming, fighting Majin Buu, and more. However, given the character's short foray in the anime, many may be curious as to how much they will be able to enjoy Majin Vegeta.
As such, looking at the Dragon Ball Z anime may help narrow that down, as while Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be exploring some original content, it's still locked to the chronological order of events. It's also worth mentioning that Majin Vegeta is a little unique, as he's the first "villain" to be revealed as playable for the game.
Majin Vegeta, as the name implies, appears first during the Majin Buu Saga, meaning players shouldn't expect to unlock him somehow any sooner. Players will take on this role likely right after his transformation, where he allows Babidi to take control of his mind and body for a short time. Vegeta quickly breaks the control and even reveals he willingly let Babidi convert him, as he believed it was the only way he could ever defeat Goku.
Majin Vegeta then goes on a rampage to get Goku to fight, blowing up a portion of the nearby World Tournament Stadium, before Goku agrees to fight him. It seems plausible that players will experience this fight from Majin Vegeta's perspective, which is certainly an interesting prospect. Then, as the two post pone the fight, Majin Vegeta takes on Majin Buu - the second major fight for the character.
At the end of this fight, Majin Vegeta decides to end his life to take out Majin Buu, a selfless act meant to protect the world, Trunks, Bulma, and even Goku from Buu's power. Majin Vegeta vs. Majin Buu will be the last fight as the character in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, though it may not be the last fight as Vegeta. Given the sheer popularity of Vegeta in his Super Saiyan 2, Majin-empowered state, it's likely fans will enjoy these two fights even if that's all it is.
However, players will get the chance to free roam as Majin Vegeta, with the recent gameplay even highlighting that Majin Vegeta couldn't complete certain sidequests (likely because he's evil). It does seem likely, though, that there will be side quests where players can flex their muscles as Majin Vegeta.
The recent gameplay also showcased Babidi sending enemies after Majin Vegeta, a way to add a little more conflict while playing as the character, so these random fights may do much to show the sheer power of Majin Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. But like Super Saiyan 3 Goku and Super Vegito before him, it's hard to say how much he can be played in terms of hours, knowing that it can only occur during a specific time frame of events.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on January 17, 2020.