Dragon Ball games always end up being those games where you hear about new content and think to yourself “that’s still going on?” Whether it be new characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ, new episodes for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, or in this case, new Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC, every piece of the now three episodes of post-launch DLC content for the game has been marred by the same issue. The new DLC is announced very early and months of waiting go by before players even know when it’s coming out.
Thankfully, the wait for this piece of DLC wasn’t as long as previous DLC. “Trunks, the Warrior of Hope” is the third and final piece of DLC for the game. It is based on the OVA (original video animation) film The History of Trunks, which released in 1993. The History of Trunks stands out from other Dragon Ball media for how dark it is. Also for how mature its subject matter is, especially compared with the rest of the franchise.
The story takes place in the dark alternate future where Goku died of a heart disease, and the rest of the Z-Fighters died at the hands of Androids 17 and 18. Vegeta, Krillin, Tien, Yamcha, no one was spared. Except for a now Adult Gohan and Trunks, the son of Bulma and Vegeta. In a last ditch effort to change the future, Bulma invents a time machine for Trunks to travel back in time to warn the others. Plus, to give Goku the cure for his impending heart condition. This is when we first meet Trunks in the main series, where he easily dispatches Frieza and King Cold. This is also how Cell gets back in time, but let’s not go into how time travel in Dragon Ball works. It’s a headache.
The future is now
In this trailer released today we see a (spoiler for a 27 year old movie I guess?) one-armed Gohan take on the fully evil Androids 17 and 18. This looks to be a very difficult fight, as Gohan takes on the two by himself. 17 uses energy orbs to capture Gohan, while 18 pummels him with energy blasts. This also marks the high point for Gohan as a character, something that he has sadly never come close to since. At the end of the trailer for this new Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC, we get a release date of June 11. In the meantime you can also check out the second set of cards added to the game’s other mode, Dragon Ball Card Warriors. The main game and the first two pieces of DLC are now available on Steam.