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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Game's PS5, Xbox Series X|S Versions Launch on January 13

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Release date trailer streamed

Bandai Namco Entertainment America announced on Wednesday that the Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot game's new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions will launch on January 13, 2023. The company is offering free upgrades to customers who own the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Bandai Namco Europe streamed a release date trailer:

Season Pass 2, which includes the new DLC story "Bardock - Alone Against Fate" based on the Dragon Ball Z: Bardock - The Father of Goku special, will debut in 2022.

The new versions will get digital deluxe and premium editions, with the latter including Season Pass 2.

The game launched in January 2020 in both Japan and in the West. The game is available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Bandai Namco Entertainment released a Nintendo Switch port in September 2021, and on Google Stadia in October 2021.

The first DLC for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, "New Power Awakens - Part 1," launched in April 2020 and featured characters Beerus and Whis. In the story, after beating Whis, Goku and Vegeta will be able to use their Super Saiyan God forms. In those forms, the characters will then fight Beerus. The "Part 2" DLC launched in November 2020. The DLC features SSGSS Goku, SSGSS Vegeta, and Golden Frieza. The "Trunks: The Warrior Of Hope" DLC launched on June 2021.

Bandai Namco Entertainment describes the game:

Developed in Japan by video game developer CyberConnect2; the game tells the legendary story of DRAGON BALL Z, taking players on an unforgettable adventure to experience over-the-top battles and challenging quests while creating life-long friendships as they crusade to protect Earth from fearsome villains. Additionally, DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT will also present resolutions to long unanswered questions from the DRAGON BALL Z storyline through light-hearted side quests.

The game includes story and gameplay inspired by the Dragon Ball Z anime's Cell Saga and Buu Saga. The game also includes the playable characters Trunks and Bonyu, a new character designed by Akira Toriyama.

The game has English and Japanese audio and supports Neutral-Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles.

Source: Press release

Disclosure: Bandai Namco Filmworks Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Bandai Namco Holdings Inc., is a non-controlling, minority shareholder in Anime News Network Inc.

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