The next Dragon Ball game is Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, which will break away from the typical fighting game format to deliver an Action RPG. While it's not the first time we've seen a Dragon Ball-based story game, it still looks to be a noteworthy title. Footage shows a pretty open world, meaning we'll have a chance to see more of Dragon Ball's Earth than some rocky fields and that one city where Bulma lives. Now, thanks to new information, we also know that we'll get to see more of the people of the Dragon Ball universe. Including a member of the Ginyu Force that we never knew existed.
This new info comes courtesy of Siliconera, who got it from the latest issue of Jump Magazine. It detailed more of the game's content, which goes surprisingly deep on lore. The first thing is that the game will include the Cell Saga. Fans can breathe a sigh of relief on that one. There's always the worry with Dragon Ball products that they won't go past the Frieza Saga.
The Jump issue also revealed the even bigger news that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will introduce an entirely new character to the canon. Her name is Bonyu, and she's ex-Ginyu Force member from the same planet as Jeice (hopefully with the same accent). She became an ex-member because she hated the posing, with one translation even going so far as to say she found them disgusting. Sadly there was no picture of her, but they say she's busty, because anime.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot won't stop at adding to canon either. It will also pay homage to classic moments and give beloved characters more screen time. For instance, the Cell Saga portion will have Teen Gohan and Future Trunks as playable characters. Gohan and Android 16 will get their own episodes to flesh out their stories. As for those "classic moments," apparently the game will include the filler episode where Goku and Piccolo get driver's licenses. This will take the form of a driving mini-game and is the greatest idea ever.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is slated to release early 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.