As part of its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) slate, Bandai Namco unveiled the first gameplay trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, which will recreate Goku's biggest battles from the first half of Dragon Ball Z as the Saiyan warrior fights Nappa, Vegeta and Frieza for the fate of the universe.
Powered by the Unreal graphics engine, the gameplay footage shows hard-hitting and high-flying third-person action as Goku flies around battlefields to combat his opponents using both physical and energy attacks. The trailer reveals that the voice cast from the franchise will reprise their roles for the upcoming video game, which boasts cel-shaded graphics in order to closely resemble the anime.
It is unknown if the upcoming action RPG will progress beyond Goku's battle against Frieza on the faraway planet Namek, as no footage of Cell or Majin Buu was included with the gameplay trailer.
The video game had been first announced at the beginning of the year under the working title Dragon Ball: Project Z before its official reveal as part of this year'sE3.
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.