The final trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has arrived ahead of the game’s January 17 launch, and it’s a good reminder that this is a game made with the fans in mind–so much so that it goes ahead and spoils how the game will likely end.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot covers the events of Dragon Ball Z from the Saiyan Saga through to the Buu Saga, as portrayed in the anime series (as well as the manga and the abbreviated Dragon Ball Z Kai). The opening cinematic pays tribute to the original anime’s opening, and now this launch trailer–which is set to We Were Angels, the second outro theme of the original Japanese release–reminds us how it all ended.
The trailer focuses on both the defeat of Kid Buu and Vegeta’s iconic monologue, during which he recognizes Goku’s superiority as a warrior. While there’s a few episodes of the series left after this, it is, essentially, the big final conclusion where the last villain is defeated (assuming Kakarot does not delve into the events of either Super or GT).
The trailer’s willingness to spoil the ending is a solid indicator that the game is assuming some existing investment on the player’s part–DBZ Kakarot might not be a great introduction to the series for newcomers.
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Author: James O’Connor