Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, the open-world RPG from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco, has been confirmed for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. A release date of 12 January 2023 was announced, with free upgrades available for players who already own the game on PS4 and Xbox One.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S will offer a number of visual enhancements and technical improvements, including 4K/60fps, reduced loading times and enhanced graphics.
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Bandai Namco explained in a bit more detail what fans can expect in the current-gen versions:
“Enhancements to the new-gen versions include faster loading times, fluid gameplay up to 60 frames per second, and new visual details that enhance the immersion into the world of Dragon Ball. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot‘s in-game card game, Card Warriors, will also be available in the new-gen versions of the title as an offline version for single players.”
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot originally launched in January 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. It took a decidedly different approach to the usual fighting game formula for the video game series, placing an emphasis on RPG elements and exploration in an open-world.
Bandai Namco further explains the story and gameplay for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot:
“Developed by CyberConnect2, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot lets players experience the legendary story of Dragon Ball Z. Featuring epic events and lighthearted side quests, including story moments that answer burning questions from Dragon Ball lore, fans can truly experience becoming Goku as they fish, fly, train, and battle their way through the entirety of the Dragon Ball Z sagas.”
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launches on 12 January 2023 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S with upgrades available for all PS4 and Xbox One owners of the game at no extra cost. Check out the “next-gen” trailer below.
Source: Bandai Namco