Bandai Namco Entertainment has been relatively quiet concerning Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot lately, which should come as no surprise. It doesn't release until January 17, 2020, and underwent a massive info dump in mid September, with major story components confirmed, new mini-games like Gohan's Baseball revealed, and new playable characters added to the list.
There's a lot of information currently out for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, and it stands to reason that a few fans of the franchise may have missed out on a detail or two. Therefore, here's everything revealed so far for the upcoming action RPG.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's Story Arcs and Sagas
Slowly but surely, it was confirmed that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would cover the entire Z Saga from Raditz arriving on Earth to the defeat of Majin Buu. Many of the smaller story arcs will also be getting attention, from the Trunks Saga to minor details like the fights with Yakon and Pui Pui. As of right now, a little of everything has been shown except for the Garlic Jr. saga, the Other Worlds saga, and the post-Cell World Tournament saga. Most of these are minor and may not make it into the game, but their appearance is a real possibility.
It's been confirmed that, beyond the core sagas, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will contain original and filler content, some in the game's various sidequests. Original content like the ex-Ginyu Force member Bonyu will appear, whereas filler content such as Goku and Piccolo trying to get their Drivers' licenses will also play a role in the game.
At the this time, content like Dragon Ball Super, Z Movies, Dragon Ball GT do not seemingly have a role in the game. It's not completely ruled out yet, and for many, this would be a welcome addition. It may come later in the form of DLC sagas or even as a sequel, but nothing has been confirmed concerning this yet.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's Playable Characters
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot may confirm more prior to launch, but as of right now, here are all the playable characters in the game:
Playable- Goku, Gohan (Kid, Teen, Adult), Piccolo, Trunks, Vegeta
Support - Chiaotzu, Krillin, Tien, Yamcha
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's Combat
For the most part, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's approach to combat is highly reminiscent of Dragon Ball Xenoverse, so fans who have played the fighter may be able to easily get into the swing of things. There's special moves, ultimates, and the ability to dash or teleport around the battlefield. It seems on par with the majority of Dragon Ball Z games, but it's worth mentioning the couple of highlights such as Vegeta's 3v1 combat.
The Raditz fight and Gohan vs. Cell fights also show how intense the combat will be, and beyond the core combat, there will be methods of training found in the game. Side missions will also include fights, so for those who are more interested in the combat than reliving Kakarot's story should be satisfied. There have been a ton of Dragon Ball Z Kakarot trailers that highlight the combat, so they're definitely worth checking out.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's Mini-Games
One cool Action RPG element found in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot are mini-games. This list is by no means all encompassing, as there could be more revealed, but thus far the game has confirmed a driving mini-game (shaped around the aforementioned filler episode), an eating mini-game, a fishing mini-game, and Gohan's baseball mini-game. This will hopefully space out the combat and be something for players to relaze and enjoy.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot's Pre-Order Bonus and Special Editions
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot hopefuls who pre-order the game will obtain three bonuses: early access to the training menu, an exclusive sidequest, and a status-up item. The training menu will help players grow accustomed to the game's combat, the sidequest sees players return to the planet Yardrat, and the item is something called Bento that will be helpful in early parts of the game.
The Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Collector's edition will retail at $199.95 and comes with a collectible steelbook, a hardcover artbook, and an exclusive figure that has Goku riding on the Flying Nimbus with Gohan. Hopefully, more will be revealed in the weeks/months to come prior to launch, but it's clear that Bandai Namco is trying to knock it out of the park with this one.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be out on January 17, 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.