One of the highlights during Nintendo's E3 presentation this year was the announcement Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would be coming to the Switch. This followed a number of rumours, so it was nice to see it finally confirmed.
Since then, there's been no information really shared about this upcoming release - to the point, you might have even forgotten about it. There's no need to worry though, as it's still on the way and to remind everyone, Bandai Namco has now shared a new five-minute Japanese video (below) of the Nintendo version.
Apart from giving us a look at the game in action on the Switch - the new video highlights the various features in the game along with the pre-order bonuses. Included is an extra sub-story, meal packs and medals to train characters with.
As previously noted, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot + A New Power Awakens Set will include parts 1 and 2 of a New Power Awakens, and the game arrives on 24th September this year.
Are you looking forward to playing this game on your Switch later this year? Tell us down below.
I can't wait for this game, I skipped out on it on the ps4 just so I can wait to see it one switch.
Not as epic as the Legacy of Goku/Buu's Fury games but not as bad as Jump Force either so I may double dip on this if the price is right.
I must be the only dude still out here just wanting a DragonBall game.
@Paraka you mean as in before Z? Naaah, I also love the original Dragon Ball series. The GBA game was fantastic.
Oke i will double dip on this.
@Paraka I rather not have a whole bunch of censoring, Which I know they will do for a fact if a DB game happens.
Once this was announced, I was a bit annoyed since I already got it on PS4 but would have preferred Switch. That being said, after watching this footage... I'm glad I went PS4. It's looking kinda rough unfortunately, and I'm not the type to usually get too bothered about framerates. I hope they can fix that issue for the people who are going for the Switch version, though. It's always cool to see some of these more intensive games get ports!
@Snatcher - That assumes those scenes are absolutely required. They can literally just hit key points and villain encounters if they so desired.
Wouldn't be the first time.
@Paraka If thats the case, Then i'm all for it, its about time any way.
After seeing this, I'm still wondering why people complain about the framerate and graphics... There weren't any noticeable framerate drops, and it looks like a Switch game. Are people just complaining because it doesn't look like a PS4 pro game...?
@danemord Pretty much that and the fact that it'll cost more than the other versions. This is why I wait a few months or years until it goes on sale then pick it up later at value price. Unlike first party titles, third party titles dropped in price very quickly a few months or years after their original released.
Even more so when it comes to license titles like Digimon, Dragon Ball, and Naruto as game publishers tend to dropped prices on these very quickly due to their license rights nearing expiration so they want to make as much profit as possible before the expiration date comes unless they renew or else they had to hand the license property to another publisher in which case they lose and won't see profit from those license games anymore.
Will it be released on a cartridge? Will it require extra download? So many questions yet to be clarified…
@Ghost_of_Hasashi You beat me to the GBA reference. I'm playing through them right now!😁Brilliant series.
I love DB and i am so happy that we finally got it for Switch !! The thing is that there are so many games that i d like to buy this season like Pokemon , Zelda etc , that i dont know if i have the time to play them all.... Couldn't we have that game last year ? its coming to switch too late...
too late. it's FAR cheaper elsewhere, and of better quality too.
@Ghost_of_Hasashi I'll probably get it when it's on sale Bandai is amazing because they always do sales for all their games, and they usually do it often
@Casual_Gamer95 Switch version will run better and quality doesn't even matter
@NinTasha Ignoring "quality doesn't matter" which, wow... The Switch version will absolutely not run "better" than anything else it's available on. What are you basing this on? How did four people like this comment?
@NinTasha fanboyism in a nut shell. No matter how unlikely what you say is gonna happen, you still live in your delusion thinking a ps4 and xbo game is gonna run better than on those platforms? Are you high?
There is literally ZERO ps4 port that run better on switch. All the bandai games run worse on switch. It's facts.
Don't like the truth? Next time don't comment if you have no idea what you're talking about.
@Bret gotta be pretty delluded to think so.
True gamers don't care how well a game runs or how well the quality looks because they bought a video game to play, and they will have a good time regardless of silly things like "good fps" or "good quality"
@CodyMKW That's an opinion, we could argue that back and forth all day. What I'm reacting to is NinTasha's claim that the Switch version will run better than other versions, which is an outright lie. There's nothing to discuss there.
As far as your opinion, when applied to consoles as a whole I totally agree. I wouldn't be a Nintendo fan if framerate and resolution was all I cared about. But when talking about a single game, available on multiple platforms, the fact is that the Nintendo Switch will almost always run an inferior version of that game, or at best match performance if a game is well optimized.
Whether that affects your enjoyment of a game is personal preference (for example, I have no issue with the occasional slowdown in Dead Cells and Hades for the tradeoff of being able to play on the go), but it's total BS to claim the Switch version of a game will run better.
@Bret it's weird because you say you agree, that those things aren't all you care about.... then you claim Switch only hosts an "inferior" versions of multiplatform games. I get what you mean, as in performance, but for any great/good game, especially games that are not big budget AA games, the game should pretty much be the same on Switch. I've played a ton of Hades and Dead Cells and I genuinely don't know what you're talking about with frame rate dips or slow down, even during chaotic sequences in Hades. It's completely subjective if those games are "inferior" on Switch. It just seems weird that you'd imply Hades is worse on Switch yet I feel like that's what most people chose to play it on. I can understand your point on games like Doom Eternal, Wolfenstein, or Fortnite....but Hades & Dead Cells are not games I feel like are compromised on Switch much at all.
@Drommajin well i pre-ordered the physical release the other day and there was no mention of any downloading but i can't say 100% it won't have some
@FullbringIchigo I am waiting for confirmation before ordering it
@GalacticBreakdown The slowdown on Hades is most noticeable when you choose a weapon to bring up the list of aspects. It holds for a bit. In Dead Cells it's most noticeable when you do a ground pound that hits enemies. Certainly nothing unplayable. And just because it's noticeable doesn't mean it makes me like the game less. It's not about that. This has always been about the claim that the Switch will run a game "better", which it simply cannot do. The Switch is an inferior console performance wise. It's not about taste, or anything like that, it's just simply not as powerful of a console as the PS4/XB1. That's all.
And it's not just AAA games, either. Even something as seemingly "simple" as Trackmania had to have a bunch of fog added and background elements removed to get it to run on Switch. Games that come to other consoles and Switch are often delayed by months as developers try to seek out little optimizations to get games to run on it. Seriously, I'm not saying that any of this stuff prevents me from enjoying Switch games. I just don't like seeing people lie about the console's capabilities.
Look, here's an example of what I'm trying to say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3r2LrPhi66s This is Grip: Combat Racing, a $30 game by a developer so small it doesn't even have a wikipedia page. Hardly AAA. I found this video by googling "trackmania switch vs. ps4", not quite the game I was mentioning, but close enough. It shows you a side by side comparison of the PS4's graphics and the Switch's. You can see the Switch has a lower framerate, lower quality textures, simpler particle effects, etc. Does that make the game less fun? Of course not. But you'd look at me like I'm nuts if I claimed that these two consoles were running the game equally well, let alone claiming that the Switch version was running "better". I promise you, my pointing out that the Switch is not as powerful a console as the PS4/XB1 is not the same as saying that all I care about is framerate and resolution.
@Bret not a lie it's true Switch will run better
@NinTasha That's literally not possible. Stop saying it until you provide evidence as to how. And stop using alt accounts to like your own posts.
@mantarobuster300 it doesn't run better than on other platforms or equal, what's your point?
@mantarobuster300 Cool. Does it look "better"? Of course not. You dug up this grave to say nothing.
@mantarobuster300 My whole thing on this thread was @NinTasha claiming the game would "run better" on the Switch, based on nothing. It's good to see that it runs well, but man. That baseless lie of theirs really irked me.
@bret It runs at 60fps on Switch and will run the best on Switch I know more about this kinda stuff dude smh
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