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Dragon Ball Kakarot’s first story DLC introduces the God of Destruction

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Dragon Ball Kakarot is pretty much interactive anime junk food for the soul, and that’s a good thing. It’s a rip-roaring journey not only through a saga that has been retold over 9000 times in previous games but one that hits the dopamine-pumping sectors of your brain with a perfectly executed special beam cannon attack. It’s a colourful game, it plays fantastically and being able to absolutely wreck the ever-loving crap out of enemies who previously gave you a hard time helps sell the power fantasy.

Currently, Dragon Ball Kakarot takes place from the beginning of the Saiyan Saga that Dragon Ball Z started with, works its way through Namek Saga, spends some good time with the Android and Perfect Cell storylines and then completely robs Gohan of his potential in the Majin Buu saga that ends with a homicidal piece of chewing gum eating a massive Spirit Bomb attack as Goku steals the show.

So what’s next for Dragon Ball Kakarot, a game which still owes its fans some DLC content? Something Super, thanks for asking!

Bandai Namco has officially confirmed that the God of Destruction arc wherein players faced off against the almighty Beerus will be coming sometime in the Northern hemisphere Spring season (between right now and the end of May), bringing with it not only the best Dragon Ball character but also Goku’s first transformation on the way towards godhood. Here’s a few screens and official details on that:

Bringing characters and transformations from Dragon Ball Super, this DLC will allow the fans to reach the Super Saiyan God transformation through a training against Whis, in order to face Beerus in an exclusive Boss Battle Episode. This content can be accessed anytime during the player’s game experience, and it will allow them to use their newly acquired Super Saiyan God transformation during the main storyline!

The “A New Power Awakens – Part 1” DLC will be available only through the Season Pass in Spring 2020, or to be purchased along with “A New Power Awakens – Part 2” releasing later this year. As part of the Ultimate Edition, the Music Compilation Pack will also be released in Spring 2020 and will include the following titles:

  • Makafushigi Adventure!
  • Romantic Ageruyo
  • We Gotta Power
  • Detekoi Tobikiri Zenkai Power
  • Bokutachi ha Tenshi Datta
  • Dragon Soul
  • Unmeino hi ~Tamashii vs Tamashii~
  • Dragon Ball Z BGM (TV)
  • Kaibutsu Frizea vs. Densetsu no Super Saiyans
  • Yappari Saikyo Son Goku!! (We Gotta Power)
  • Solid State Scouter

There’s a ton of great content to mine from Dragon Ball Super, which also includes the Resurrection of F saga that saw the return of Frieza and the debut of Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan (Which was renamed to Super Saiyan Blue mercifully), the Goku Black arc and yes even the Universal Survival storyline. If Bandai Namco is already dipping into this pool of content, then chances are that Dragon Ball Kakarot is a done in one game, a project which won’t see a sequel at all.

Still, it’s a hell of a game and it was a terrific kick-off for 2020 before all that other disaster struck the global scene.

Last Updated: March 23, 2020

9 Comments

  1. I love DBZ, but I stopped watching half way thru the God of Destruction arc is it worth watching the rest?

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    • The D

      March 23, 2020 at 10:30

      First two arcs? They’re remakes of the first two Super films, so rather save yourself some time, skip those episodes and watch the movies. The Goku Black arc is pretty neat, while the Universe Survival Saga is a tournament fan power story but it does have some of the best power-ups in the show.

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  2. Llama In The Rift

    March 23, 2020 at 08:19

    Can’t wait for the Tournament of Power arc…

    That fight with Jiren before Goku gets UI is gonna be a tough one.

    Just wished Bandai Namco treated One Punch Man with the same fan service…Imagine getting frustrated by defeating every foe with one punch to truly feel what Saitama is going trough, how long can you keep your sanity before finding a challenge? Well maybe in the future….

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    • The D

      March 23, 2020 at 08:51

      I mean that’s the challenge right there, isn’t it? How do you balance One Punch Man’s overpowering might with a game experience that isn’t boring?

      Still need to try the new game, never got review code unfortunately.

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      • Llama In The Rift

        March 23, 2020 at 09:08

        Exactly…by nulling his power level with task’s from the Hero Association and climbing the ranks….not gonna make much sense now as OPM is still early in production, Anime Wise not counting the manga to spoil the show and “would be game”, DBZ has been running for years so lots of material to work from……9000 times.

        But just to experience what Saitama is going trough, how do you enjoy life,fighting (game) when there is no challenge to it?…just food for thought.

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        • The D

          March 23, 2020 at 09:15

          Honestly? And I know this sounds weird: Having a One Punch Man game without Saitama would be the best. It’d never get the greenlight from the higher-ups, but I’d happily play as any of the other characters in a world that’s the inverse of the One-Punch Man setup. I’d happily be the underdog in such a scenario. The Dark Souls of superherodom.

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          • Llama In The Rift

            March 23, 2020 at 09:40

            I can get behind that…make a custom hero/choose from current characters ( Cough King Cough )….train him up, be a villain an risk running against Saitama, join the hero association, do tasks rank op or let Saitama be your sensei and train to try and reach his level. Multiple branches…i like that.

          • The D

            March 23, 2020 at 10:06

            DUDE

            Give me a game where you play as King and you have to bullshit your way through encounters Telltale style. Game of the year material right there.

          • Llama In The Rift

            March 23, 2020 at 10:20

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