Dragon Ball Z has been in a beautiful place since the previous year’s excellent Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Bandai Namco can keep the streak active with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. This is not a straight-up fighter: Kakarot breaks out of the battling game genre and allows players to go through the world, playing in a good chunk of Goku’s life.
It is an action-RPG, which is not a first for Dragon Ball games, but some of them have made their path to PC, and so far Kakarot seems like a fun one. Here is everything we know so now regarding Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
What is Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s launch date?
Bandai Namco declared that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is launching on January 16, 2019, for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It is possible this is not the international launch date, so check back in here if the day changes.
A new Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot trailer is all regarding Gohan
This dramatic trailer has Gohan’s arc in the Cell Saga and creates again crucial moments from the anime in Kakarot’s beautiful 3D type. You will be able to act as Gohan and seemingly train with Goku.
The 10-minute demo provides a good sense of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s scale and adventure-combat loop. Players are provided with lots of freedom to explore, with flying your primary means of travel (though you can also discern Goku running at high speeds, too).
Flying around just looks fantastic. When Goku is not breaking the sound barrier with his power, you can discern the wind flatten his hair before it bounces back to the spiky anime part. The flying makes me think of Anthem, but along with personality.
Battling looks more-or-less like a Dragon Ball Z game, but it is cool that battles occur dynamically wherever you are in the world, apart from separately rendered areas.