After a lengthy gap, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot‘s latest DLC episode finally launches this week. A New Power Awakens Part 2 will focus on the revival of Frieza, with the iconic villain now able to transform into a vastly more powerful Golden form. Goku and Vegeta will battle back with a new transformation of their own, Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan, or Super Saiyan Blue for short.
According to lead producer Ryosuke Hara, the ultimate battle with Golden Frieza is based on the setting from the Resurrection of F movie but the DLC has its own original story to match the setting and outcomes of the base game. For example, you’ll be able to fight the Ginyu Force once again if you resurrected them with the Dragon Balls during the main campaign.
Another big feature is the introduction of Horde Battle, which pits players against Frieza’s entire army. Hara explained that the battle system for this mode had been tweaked, with several adjustments to the enemy AI, SFX, skills, and more being added so that the experience will be both challenging and fun.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Horde Battle
“One example is the Z Combination,” Hara said on the PS Blog. “When launching this skill in the Horde Battle, you will be able to wipe out numerous enemies at once. And the number of enemies you’re able to take out depends on the amount of combos you’ve been able to connect before launching the Z Combination. So combos will mean a lot more compared to what they do in regular battles.”
Hara also confirmed that the final DLC episode will launch in 2021 and is still undergoing development. Where that third chapter takes place is still a mystery, but there’s no shortage of content available. Chronologically the next major arc would be the Future Trunks saga, followed by the Universal Survival storyline, and the last film releases so far, Dragon Ball Super: Broly.
The latest Dragon Ball adventure scored a 7/10 in our Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot review. “If you’re looking for an enjoyable way to see the life and times of adult Goku through a new perspective, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will grant your wish,” wrote critic Heidi Kemps.