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The live stream featured Bandai Namco’s Kazuki Kimoto and CyberConnect2’s Ryosuke Hara, who shared more information about the action RPG. Here are the tidbits:

  • Players will be able to relive the story of Dragon Ball Z in overwhelming volume. There will be many meticulously recreated scenes from the original story that players will recognize, as well as some scenes that have not really been depicted before in the way that they are depicted in this game.
  • The game’s look is a fusion of CyberConnect2’s experience in cel-shaded graphics technology and Akira Toriyama’s unique art style. The game also depicts the dynamic shifts of emotions in battle and character expressions in meticulous detail.
  • The game is not open-world. The reason being that the focus is on retelling the story. If the game was open-world, they would have to betray the original work in some form.
  • Each area is gradually unlocked as the story progresses. Each map is quite large, and Goku can fly throughout it freely.
  • Several scenes in which adult Goku interacts with characters from the original Dragon Ball—like Android 8—will be in the game.
  • (What happens for parts of the story where Goku is unable to fight? Will players take on the role of other characters?) While nothing can be said regarding playing as other characters at the moment, the game is focused on retelling the story of Dragon Ball Z, so it will not disappoint the fans.
  • In addition to retelling the Dragon Ball Z story, there are also other elements like sub-stories for Android 8 and so on that fans will appreciate.
  • While nothing can be said regarding whether the game will go beyond the Frieza saga, it—again—will not disappoint fans.
  • The theme of the game is to experience the life of Goku in various ways, such as riding Nimbus, eating, going fishing, hunting animals, and more.
  • In addition to buffs like temporarily boosting attack power, how you manage the eating elements of the game is part of the core game cycle and can result in permanent power-ups and so on.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2020. Read more about the game here.



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huh, that sounds interesting. Never played a DBZ game before (mainly because they're all fighters and I find fighters boring) but this one could be interesting!



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I'm looking forward to this. I always wanted more Dragon Ball RPG games.



They may call it an Action-RPG but it still looks like any fighting games they've made so far ... but I can honestly say that I'm interested in the game :)



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Mar1217 said:
They may call it an Action-RPG but it still looks like any fighting games they've made so far ... but I can honestly say that I'm interested in the game :)

I kind of agree. The fighting was the least interesting part of the video. 



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While I'm not super fond of the fighting (looks similar to Xenoverse), it may be interesting depending on how it's executed.
I like the sound of some of the other elements though, like how you're able to move around, and the focus on the experience of Goku's adventures.
I'm more interested in it now that I see some of the gameplay.

This landing move is pretty nice too.





Game looks rubbish. Flying seems very basic. World map is pretty barren. All fights are basically like old skool JRPGS: instead of being organically part of the world map the game needs to load a 'battle' state. And honestly, I can't take it seriously that Goku would just happy go luckily help other ppl while trying to find his son. And Xenoverse combat? eish...



From what we've seen it looks like more of the same shit I thought we moved pass. It legit looks like Xenoverse with better visuals. They should have showed us gameplay of the hunting and exploration instead.



Xxain said:
  • The game is not open-world. The reason being that the focus is on retelling the story.

Amazing that it's come to the point where this needs to be stated and justified.



I guess die hard DBZ fans will love this, but we've seen the plot of Dragon Ball Z so much at this point. Hell, why don't they add the original Dragon Ball to the game? If the plot is about Goku's life and growth, why not show him as a kid?



You know it deserves the GOTY.

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