Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is going to use some of the Anime’s original music

Bandai Namco has given fans a lot of information in little, bite-sized trailers and images for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, but with the newest trailer showing off Goku in the iconic fight against his brother Raditz, fans got a little extra treat along with more gameplay.

From the very start of the short trailer, there is a booming score settled underneath the conversation between the titular character and the invading Saiyan – one composed by Dragon Ball legend Shunsuke Kikuchi.

Kikuchi is one of the most legendary Japanese composers from the 80s and 90s probably best known for his work on the original Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, and the Kamen Rider series. His work isn’t as well known in countries that watched a non-Japanese version of Dragon Ball Z because his scores were often replaced depending on the country, like Bruce Faulconer’s score for the Funimation dub that aired in the United States.

In a game that, so far, has fans toeing the line of calling it too similar to the Xenoverse titles and being excited for a potential fresh chance to play through the story in a new way, this music is a huge deal.

Diehard Dragon Ball fans are willing to suffer through a lot when it comes to new games, but giving them reorchestrated versions of Kikuchi’s work might be the most exciting thing about this game so far. There hasn’t been enough gameplay or any hands-on demos for Kakarot yet, so having a guaranteed win like this is a big plus.

We have two trailers showing off some of the beautiful and iconic score, which is more than enough to ensure at least a few more fans will purchase the game when it releases. The Dragon Ball name alone will sell copies, but now it is just a matter of actually making a quality experience to go along with what should be an incredible soundtrack.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot will release on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2020 – and please let it have a disc or download code for the soundtrack in the collector’s edition.