Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is looking like one of the most promising games based on the series. The fact that it will be an RPG that covers everything from the Saiyan Saga to the Buu Saga (thanks Sean Schemmel) means we’re in for one meaty game. Bandai Namco previously stated that the game would come out in early 2020 but we finally know when the game will be coming out.
According to the official Dragon Ball website, Kakarot will be coming out on January 16, 2020, for PS4 and Xbox One. While this release date is for Japan, the fact that we’ve already seen trailers of the dubbed and translated version has us confident that it will come out in the West at that date as well. This might be us being overly optimistic but Bandai Namco has the tendency to simultaneously release Dragon Ball games for all regions.
Here are some of the pre-order bonuses, including a special story that, frankly, should have been in the main game:
- Early unlock of the training menu to fight against former Ginyu Force member Bonyu – Bonyu is a female warrior and former member of the Ginyu Force created by Akira Toriyama. While she was a famous warrior that Ginyu was at the head of scouting when the Ginyu Force was first formed, she hated “those poses” and left the group. Players can fight a virtual Bonyu, recreated based on data obtained from the Ginyu Force spaceship, in the Capsule Corporation’s training room.
- Sub-Story: “A Dangerous Party of Friends” – A story in which Goku’s friends throw him a party to celebrate his return from planet Yardrat, which is a story that was not depicted in the original work.
- Bento: “Happy Ultra Finest Quality Meat” – Increase your status by eating meals in the agme. This is a status up item that will let you progress with an advantage in the early parts of the game.
Overall, I’m still fairly excited for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and the game looks better every time a new trailer comes out. Reliving the entire Z storyline is great and I’m hoping it leads to a prequel game that details Goku’s adventures as a child in the original Dragon Ball. Then again, knowing Bandai Namco, they’ll release an expansion about Super first.
Will you be picking up Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on January 16, 2020? Let us know in the comments below.