Update 9/12/2019: It's been confirmed that the North American release date for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is January 17, 2020. Original story follows.
Since most Dragon Ball Z video games are fighting games, fans are excited to see the franchise go in a new direction with the upcoming action-RPG Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. The game has generated quite a bit of buzz since its reveal at Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference, but until now, fans only had a vague early 2020 release date to go by. Luckily, we now know that the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot release date is even sooner than expected, as it will be available on January 16, 2020.
The official Dragon Ball news website made the announcement earlier today, revealing Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's box art in the process. Pre-orders for the game will start on September 12 for the PS4 and Xbox One versions. Of course, it should be noted that January 16, 2020 is a Thursday, and video games usually release in the west on Tuesday or Friday. It's quite likely that January 16, 2020 is the Japanese release date, whereas the North American release date is probably January 17 or maybe even January 14. Of course, it's also possible that the January 16 release date is the worldwide release date, but we'll have to wait for more information to be sure.
With Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releasing so early in the new year, it now makes sense why Bandai Namco has been sharing so many trailers for the game. So far, Bandai Namco has released trailers detailing the Cell Saga, various mini-games, and a variety of the boss battles that players can look forward to in the game.
One part of the Dragon Ball Z story that Bandai Namco has yet to show off for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is the Buu Saga. We know that the Buu Saga will be in the game thanks to some information from Goku's voice actor, but for some reason or another, the company has decided to keep it underwraps.
With just a few months to go until the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot release date, fans should expect to see the Buu Saga sooner rather than later.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launches on January 16, 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Dragon Ball