Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is emerging as the definitive “fan service” game for the Dragon Ball saga, this will go through all the plot arcs we go through in Dragon Ball Z, perhaps the favorite of all and the best known, in addition .
Bandai Namco took advantage of the Gamescom to show a new trailer focused on the plot arc of Cell, the third great enemy of Goku and company and the first that threatened Earth directly since he was born in it with the aim of destroying Goku. The most fans will remember this arc as the one in which Gohan played a leading role so expect to see a lot of him here.
Gohan vs Cell
It's no secret to anyone that Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball, planned to pass the baton to Gohan with this saga of Cell, the scary and annoying boy from previous chapters became a powerful fighter thanks to months of training and support from his father . However, Gohan always wanted to be a professor, something that ended up being, although first defeating the last android created by Dr. Gero.
The trailer shows us the key parts of this arc and a bit of the previous ones where we saw Gohan sharing with his father, for many, Gohan's real father is Picollo but Goku also has his moments, a few but he has them.
The game as such will not let us control the son of Goku (unless it is a surprise of Bandai), but will allow us to explore large areas of this world, talk to NPCs, perform missions, etc. It will be an open world game but not one as we know it, but it will have its limits and we will be able to return to some places to talk with some characters that did not need us before.
As this game is about Goku it is not clear what will happen when he dies, the protagonist of Dragon Ball dies a few times and, although he has episodes in the sky (and in hell) clearly the gameplay will not be the same there. We will have to wait for more details to know how Bandai will be handled in the different plot arcs where Goku is not so present.
Without more we leave them with the trailer. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will be launched in early 2020.