It has been some time since Dragon Ball Z fans have been given a new adventure to enjoy. Admittedly, longtime followers of the beloved anime have had a single new film and a copious number of games to keep them busy, with the likes of Dragon Ball XenoVerse making the series’ first ever debut on current-gen consoles, but consumers have wanted very few things more than another film to quench their thirst for the Saiyan-filled property.
That’s why fans were ecstatic when it was announced that another major motion picture would arrive later this year in the form of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F.
Featuring a returning Frieza (better known as one of the most iconic baddies from the series), it looks as if Goku and friends are once again in a world of trouble. With an army accompanying the alien overlord ready to destroy Earth, it looks like the gang will have to buckle down and deal out some serious beatings if they want to protect the ones they love most. With a team comprised of Goku, Vegeta, Piccolo, Krillin, and more, it doesn’t sound as if the Dragon Ball Z crew will be going down without a fight.
That said, Freiza looks as if he has a handful of tricks up his sleeve this time around – with the most prominent being a brand new form that boosts his power level to entirely new heights. Transforming into a new gold and dark purple form, this ‘Golden Frieza’ doesn’t seem to have any problems pummelling Kakarot into smithereens. It certainly doesn’t look good for Earth’s hero, but fans will know never to count Goku out of a fight.
Considering what happened to Frieza in the anime, following the arrival of Trunks, it seems odd that the character has been able to return without the power of the Dragon Balls. That only further adds to the mystery of the challenger, which makes the promise of this film all the more intriguing. How did the purple prince make his return and how did he achieve a brand new form? It’s likely that Beerus has something to do with it, but these questions are sure to be answered when the film arrives later this year. For now, however, fans will undoubtedly speculate.
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection of F is set to arrive in Japanese theaters on April 18, 2015 in both 3D and 2D. Meanwhile, the film is still without an English release.