Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will cover more of the anime than the footage we’ve seen so far has suggested. While all the trailers have shown familiar scenes up to the point of Goku’s iconic fight with Frieza, and the moment when Goku turns Super Saiyan for the first time on Namek, it’s now been confirmed that we’ll get events beyond this as well.
In the latest issue of Jump magazine published in Japan (as picked up by Ryokutya2089, and translated by Siliconera), it’s confirmed that the game will stretch to at least the Cell saga, which will feature Kid Gohan and Future Trunks as playable characters (alongside, presumably, Goku). The Androids will also feature, and there will be “original episodes” for both Gohan and Android 16, both of whom play a pivotal part in this saga. It’s not yet clear whether the events of the Boo saga will feature in the game.
It’s also been confirmed that the game will cover filler material from the original series, including the famous (or infamous, depending on who you’re talking to) episode where Goku and Piccolo learn how to drive on Chi-Chi’s insistence. This will involve taking part in a driving minigame as part of your adventure.
The same preview states that the game will include a new character, a former member of the Ginyu Force. Series creator Akira Toriyama has said that the game will feature new, previously untold side stories, and it sounds like this will be one of them. The new character is named Bonyo, and will be from the same planet as Jeice, another member of the squad. She’s a rare woman in the DBZ universe of fighters, who apparently left the Ginyu Force because she didn’t care for their poses.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2020.
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