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Bandai Namco’s upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game has a release date. The third-person Dragon Ball action RPG is scheduled to launch for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on January 17, 2020.
While at the Tokyo Game Show, DBZ: Kakarot producer Ryosuka Hara told GameSpot about additional details about the game, as well as what players can expect for pre-ordering it. Previous descriptions for DBZ: Kakarot have made it sound like Goku, Kid Gohan, and Future Trunks would be the only playable characters in the game, but you’ll also be able to take control of adult Gohan and explore the world as the Great Saiyaman during the Majin Buu Saga.
For pre-ordering DBZ: Kakarot, you’ll get access to the side quest “A Competitive Party With Friends,” an ultra-special meat that can be used while cooking, and early access to Bonyu’s training. Bonyu is a new character designed by Dragon Ball Super writer Akira Toriyama, and you normally fight against her in a virtual training match during the Cell arc. Pre-ordering DBZ: Kakarot allows you to face her as early as the Android Arc.
There are a few different editions of DBZ: Kakarot that you can pre-order. The standard edition just includes the game. The Deluxe edition also gets you a special deluxe cooking item. The Ultimate edition includes the base game, a special ultimate cooking item, the season pass, a music pack, and an in-game vehicle for Goku. The Collector’s Edition is composed of the game, an 8x8x8 diorama figure, and a collectible steelbook.
DBZ: Kakarot is a video game retelling of Goku’s adventures in Dragon Ball Z–the latter half of the popular manga/anime series, Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball is a loose reinterpretation of the Superman story, following the life of Goku, one of the last survivors of his destroyed planet. As an alien, Goku possesses enhanced reflexes, strength, and speed in comparison to humans, but his human-like appearance allows him to blend in with society.