DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT is getting its final touches before it arrives on PC, PS4, and Xbox One on January 17th, 2020. The game mixes the rich storytelling of the Z saga with action and RPG elements. Speaking of the plot, the story presented is well known to fans. After the events of DRAGON BALL, we see a much more mature take on Goku’s life with DRAGON BALL Z; the franchise’s epic saga that cemented it as one of the most popular in the whole world.
The game is based directly on the events of DRAGON BALL Z, so it’s a must that it contains the story’s most crucial points - and even some of the silly scenes that made us laugh so hard when we first saw it. Check the top 5 moments to relive in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT out below!
Featured more prominently in the beginning of the Z saga, Kame House is just one of the many places that DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT recreates with perfection. Many remarkable memories were made here, but what about some new ones too, huh? The game follows the original plotline closely and also has some new stories that will surprise even old school fans.
The First Great Enemy
The battle with Raditz is a plot point in the beginning of DRAGON BALL Z which eventually became an iconic moment for fans. How can you forget Yamcha being defeated by the Saibamen and creating one of the most unforgettable memes that the series has ever created? These moments, coupled with all the tension revolving around the battle against Goku’s lost brother, are replicated here!
All the Greatest Battles
Besides Raditz, there is also Frieza, Cell, and Majin Buu. Each fan has his or her own favorite villain and battle in the series. So how about packing all of them in the same game? DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT completes this with a fidelity to the original work that has never been seen before. If you remember well, Goku wasn’t the only one to have participated in these battles! Prepare to play as different characters: such as Gohan during the epic showdown against Cell, when he received a little help from his fallen father.
Gohan Goes to High School
Exactly seven years after the Cell battle, the series shows Gohan as a high schooler that has difficulties adjusting to Earth’s school system. Let’s just say his Saiyan roots gives him some abnormal strength that doesn’t go unnoticed by his colleagues. This classic DRAGON BALL Z moment features a baseball segment that is replicated here in the form of a fun minigame. Can you hit the ball with the precise timing and strength to achieve a home run?
Fishing with Goku and Other Minigames
DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT is full of mini-games that are reminiscent of the various comic relief moments of the series. While some, like playing baseball, are based directly on the Z saga plot, other mini-games pay homage to classic moments: like Goku fishing with his tail in the original DRAGON BALL. This time around, Goku is an adult and has lost his tail. Can you find it and catch some big fish with it?
DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT will release on January 17th, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC (via STEAM).