Dragon Ball Z Kakarot: Release Date, Trailer, and News

A new Dragon Ball Z RPG called Kakarot is in development at Bandai Namco. Here's everything you need to know!

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Bandai Namco is working on a new Dragon Ball Z Action-RPG title. Originally known as Project Z, we learned at E3 2019 that the game is actually called Dragon Ball Z Kakarot and it will focus on some of Goku’s adventures in the manga and anime.

So far, we know the game will cover Goku’s first encounter with Vegeta and other Saiyans as well as his battle against Frieza. We also know that many of Goku’s friends will be part of the fun, including Krillin and Piccolo.  

The game is being developed by CyberConnect2, the studio behind Naruto Shippuden series, with some help from Toei Animation on the anime side. It’s an exciting collaboration, to say the least, but will this game reach the heights of Dragon Ball FighterZ, which has quickly become a darling for fighting game fans?

We’re also curious to see whether this is an Ultimate Alliance-style game that allows you to assemble a group of famous characters, or if it walks down the Dark Souls path of the genre.

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Here’s everything we know about the game:

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Release Date

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot is coming in 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. 

Dragon Ball Z Kakarot Trailer

Here’s a look at Dragon Ball Z Kakarot’s opening cinematic:

This is the trailer for the game that debuted at E3 2019. Check it out below:


It looks like Kakarot will retell some stories from the classic anime, including Goku’s first fight with Piccolo and his initial face off with Vegeta. There are even hints that Goku may do battle with Frieza in the game. Here’s the first trailer:

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