New Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Gameplay Shows Playable Piccolo in Action for the First Time

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Today, during a stage show at Ani-Com & Games Hong Kong, Bandai Namco showcased new gameplay of the action JRPG Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot.

The game was played live on stage by Producer Ryosuke Hara.

We get to see the newly-revealed playable character Piccolo for the first time. At the beginning of the first video, he squares off against  Tien and Chiaotzu, who appear in the game as support characters.

A second video (which wasn’t played live) shows an iconic scene with Piccolo fighting against Gohan in great ape form.

You can check the videos out below, and some additional images at the bottom of the post.

This provides a very good look at the battle systems and at the mechanics.

If you want to learn more about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, you can read our interview with Ryosuke Hara himself, who explains that the game will show you interactions among characters that you have never seen before in the franchise. You can also read our hands-on preview.

You can also watch the most recent trailer and more screenshots.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot releases in early 2020 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Interestingly, the game will come with both English and Japanese voiceovers. Whichever option you favor, Bandai Namco has got you covered.

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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.