Despite being named after Dragon Ball’s star character, it appears DBZ: Kakarot will have more than a single playable character from the anime’s iconic roster. Bandai-Namco has now confirmed that Goku’s son Gohan as well as Goku’s rivals Piccolo and Vegeta will both be playable characters. This only makes sense, as even during the Saiyan and Frieza Sagas, Goku is either out of action or busy elsewhere while his friends deal with the villain of the arc.
They’ve also confirmed the presence of the remaining Z Fighters: Krillin, Yamcha, Chiaotzu, and Tien Shinhan. Unfortunately for fans of those characters, they won’t be playable during the game’s storyline, and instead exist as supporting characters. This isn’t particularly surprising either, as none of these Z Fighters have especially crucial moments during the first two sagas.
Still no confirmation yet on whether this story will go beyond those two sagas, or whether we’ll be stuck going over the same storylines and be denied the remainder of the story like Toonami viewers back in 1999.
DBZ: Kakarot will launch for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One sometime in early 2020.