Bandai Namco's latest video game based on Akira Toriyama's massively popular Dragon Ball franchise is the action role-playing game Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, featuring Goku's greatest battles through the hit anime series Dragon Ball Z.
In a written statement through Bandai's Twitter, Toriyama himself expressed his support for the upcoming game while revealing that it would contain backstories that were previously unseen in the long-running manga series. Without going into specifics, Toriyama indicated the game would explore the moment Goku first learns of his Saiyan heritage.
We’re excited to share a message from Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama about DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! #DBZKAKAROT— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) June 24, 2019
Are you ready to experience this fresh new take on Goku's story? Pre-Order your copy today: https://t.co/9HQl4Brct8 pic.twitter.com/Q4zR6NX13D
Development on the game had been announced at the beginning of the year under the working title Dragon Ball: Project Z before its full reveal at Electronic Entertainment Expo earlier this month.
Powered by the Unreal graphics engine, the game has players navigate 3D environments as they recreate iconic battles from the anime against enemies like Vegeta and Frieza in hard-hitting, cel-shaded action. It is currently unknown if the game will include fights from Z's sequel series Dragon Ball GT and Dragon Ball Super.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is developed and published by Bandai Namco. It is expected to be released some time in early 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.