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‘Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’ Gets New Trailer and Information

  • A look at the Soul Emblem system.
  • Game is still coming this January.
  • Tons of screenshots from the Buu Saga.


All systems go for the marketing machine behind Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Since the game’s reveal, we’ve slowly been getting trickles of information as the release date draws near. It was in July that we got some new screenshots, August brought us the Gamescom 2019 trailer that showed off the Cell Saga. September brought us both teasers for the Buu Saga and a new open word trailer that showed Badman Vegeta. Now, in October, we’ve got another trailer and a ton of information.

The new set of screenshots show us some glimpses of Adult Gohan, Kid Buu, Vegito, and more. The graphics in this game are beyond impressive, and the screenshots really reinforce that. Just seeing Gohan heading to the Z Sword, looking at Ultimate Gohan fire off his Super Masenko, and being able to get a taste of some of his combos, it all really captures the look and feel of the Manga that started it all and the anime that helped it become more popular. In all its bright and cell shaded glory, you can see Kid Buu fire off his Calamity Buster, Infinity Buster, and Vanishing Ball attacks. The training ground and Goku’s Super Kamehameha look spectacular.

Another thing the screenshots show off are the Community Boards and Soul Emblem systems. Bandai Namco has released statements to further explain these new mechanics. These new systems will add more replay value to your game and more reasons to spend playing Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

The Community Board all centers around the game’s Soul Emblems system. As you play through the game and complete quests with certain characters, you’ll pass distinct milestones within the main storyline and receive Soul Emblems. Each of these emblems represents a character from the Dragon Ball universe. You’ll then take these Soul Emblems and apply them to your Community Board. It’s here that you’ll be able to activate them with each other and earn special bonuses and power-ups. Putting different character emblems with each other will also get you special dialogue between them.

The Training Grounds are where fighting game enthusiasts like me will spend a lot of their time. Training Grounds allow you to fight across different areas and against the many Z Warriors from the series. You’ll also be able to rematch against enemies you’ve already fought, perfect if you need to redeem yourself for barely losing last time. You can also fight against yourself. As you slowly begin to clear this section, you’ll be able to learn new Super Attacks or power up the ones you already know. The example given was to upgrade your regular Kamehameha into a Super Kamehameha.

Dragon Ball Z: Kararot looks fantastic. The gameplay looks to emulate the show perfectly and the graphics are fantastic. If you’d like to pick up Kakarot, the game will be released on the 17th of January 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. PC players can pre-purchase it on Steam here, and console gamers can find it physically on Amazon here. To stay up to date on the game, make sure to follow the developers on Twitter, Facebook, and their official website.