It’s been nearly a month since the last official Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot trailer premiered. Within that time, Bandai Namco released other promotions for the game in the form of screenshots and gameplay showcases. But today Bandai Namco has treated fans with a new trailer jam-packed with information and mechanic presentations. The trailer hasn't released in English yet, but here's a general breakdown of what it has to show.
One of the prominent features displayed in the trailer revolves around DBZ: Kakarot’s mini-game system. A lot of the mini-games in this title act as a reference to some of the popular filler content and casual moments in the Dragon Ball Z anime. For example, players will be able to relive the moment Goku and Piccolo turned their driver's ed test into a race. They’ll also be able to fish with their Saiyan's tail.
The combat system spends some time in the spotlight as well, with the trailer emphasizing the variety of ways players can level up. Players can gather emblems lying around the map and spend them on their character's skill tree. The map will also host different sparring missions across it that players can use to battle different characters. The training mode even lets characters battle against other incarnations of themselves. Super Saiyan Vegeta vs. Saiyan Saga Vegeta was the standout example used in the trailer.
To make sure DBZ: Kakarot provides the full RPG experience, CyberConnect2 also placed side quests throughout the game. Before tackling a major story point, players can visit these side quests to earn rewards and power up their characters even further. Now, it looks like completing side quests for specific characters will net players that character's Soul Emblem. Players can then earn rewards by using Soul Emblems to fill out community boards, which are boards that grant bonuses as they're pieced together and require a specific group of related Soul Emblems to be completed.
The trailer begins and ends with a collage of original scenes from the game and iconic moments from the anime and manga. Players will recognize the moment Vegeta tricks Freeza out of his Dragon Balls and will be interested to see Super Saiyan Teen Gohan interact with Android 16 outside of the Cell Games. Fans looking to get their hands on the game may be interested in a current Black Friday deal revolved around its pre-order.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases January 17, 2020, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.