Dragon Ball is back in a big way nowadays. A continuation of the series is out with Dragon Ball Super that’s produced a hugely successful TV series, manga and several films. But for the next game, we’re going back to the beginning of Dragon Ball Z with a new RPG that follows Goku. We don’t know how far the game will go, the trailer showed up to at least the Frieza Saga. But it seems that the game will step out a bit, as it will feature character interactions not from the original story.
In an interview with Twinfinite, the game’s Director, Ryosuke Hara, spoke about while the game’s overall plot would follow Z fairly close, it does branch out and have you interacting with characters that Goku didn’t interact with in the original manga or anime. He specifically mentions characters that were in previous arcs of the Dragon Ball story that did not have much, or any, screen time during Z.
“There’s the main story plot that you follow, and then there’s substories, like what you saw in the demo with Eighter [Android 8]. There’s gonna be other characters from past Dragon Ball series that will make an appearance kind of ‘all grown up.’ You can talk to them and that will reveal, you know, a side story. So yes, definitely, it’s a lot of that too.
“There’s also a subquest that introduces a conversation between characters that you probably have never seen interact before. So that’s another thing that we sorta have hidden in substories.”
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will release in 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.