Bandai Namco’s 2020 game Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is set to receive both a next-gen upgrade and a new story DLC that features Goku’s father, Bardock, as the main focal point.
“Sometimes the past comes back to haunt us,” reads the official announcement on Twitter. “Be part of the family with the new DLC “Bardock: Alone Against Fate” coming to Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.
The next-gen upgrade will see Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot get multiple visual upgrades such as 4k and 60fps, core features of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
Meanwhile, Bardock: Alone Against Fate will be based on the original 1990 video animation film, Bardock: Goku’s Father. There, Bardock will be tasked with attempting to save Planet Vegeta from destruction by Frieza, the game’s main antagonist who plans to exterminate the entire Saiyan race. According to Bandai Namco, the DLC will be a “complete recreation” of the timeless 1990 story with a few new additions.
Players will be able to embark on Bardock’s journey, while interacting with other Saiyans who inhabit Planet Vegeta between missions. This journey will culminate in the final battle of Bardock and stand against Frieza, where the fate of the Saiyan race is in your hands, sort of.
Bardock: Alone Against Fate will be the first of three new DLC campaigns to launch the Season 2 Pass as the classic 1990 story is brought back to life through enhanced next-gen DLC package play.
The first season of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot featured two DLC campaigns that were adaptations of the Battle of the Gods and golden frieza bows of Dragon Ball Super. Meanwhile, the third campaign DLC, Trunks: Warrior of Hope, centered on an alternate timeline that saw Android 17 and 18 destroy the world after Goku succumbed to a heart virus. There, players took control of Future Trunks as they explored the dystopian future ruled by androids.
Bardock: Alone Against Fate will be the first timeline-based DLC campaign before the Dragon Ball Z history as new fans of Dragon Ball Z will be greeted by the events leading up to Goku’s arrival on earth in this prequel.
With its upcoming next-gen update, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will now be available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia.
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