Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot may be just one in a long line of Dragon Ball games for developer Bandai Namco, but this one seems to stand out among fans. Whether it’s the fact that the game will try to follow the storyline of the anime or the promise of a more RPG Dragon Ball game, there is something that is drawing in fans of the series. But while Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot may be retelling some of the anime’s iconic moments, it will also apparently dive deeper into the motivations and backstories surrounding some of those key scenes.
One moment that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will apparently provide some context for is when Gohan went Super Saiyan 2. This is according to Dragon Ball fan Ken Xyro on Twitter.
To plenty of fans, the Super Saiyan 2 moment is justified by the anger Gohan feels after Android 16’s death at the hands of Cell. But some have wondered where that anger came from and if there was more to the relationship between the two characters that initially let on.
Others might argue that everything doesn’t need to be explained in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and it’s better to let the speculation and theories exist. Since this upcoming game does work within the canon of the Dragon Ball Z series, whatever new information developer CyberConnect 2 offers will become part of the whole franchise. Then again, the answer might be fairly simple and fans will be satisfied with a little more context.
DBZ Kakarot will explore exactly WHY Gohan transformed into Super Saiyan 2.— Ken Xyro | ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ (@KenXyro) August 27, 2019
They will go deeper to explore Gohan's feelings and why he felt the anger he did when 16 was destroyed.#DBZKakarot pic.twitter.com/IRMG3R4tcf
Bandai Namco has put a lot of focus on the Cell saga in the game’s marketing as of late, with a recent trailer showing that aforementioned showdown between SS2 Gohan and Cell. Of course, the Cell saga is only a small slice of the larger experience that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot looks to offer. Back when the game was first revealed, Bandai Namco explained that it wanted to touch upon all of the key moments from Goku’s life (lives?).
For fans, that means they can expect the Buu Saga to play a part in the story along with some lesser-known moments. Players will even get to drive Goku’s car for some portion of the game.
That being said, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot won’t just retread old water. There is a new character named Bonyu in the game, who is an original character and member of the Ginyu Force. But it will be the game’s ability to blend the familiar with the original that will determine how Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is received by fans.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases in 2020 for PS4 and Xbox One.