Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Adds A Surprise Free Card Battle Mode

The Dragon Ball Z game has added a new mode that's quite unrelated to the main campaign.

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is adding something entirely unexpected--a whole new mode where players assemble card decks of famous Dragon Ball Z characters, and then use them for battle. Dragon Ball Card Warriors is completely different from Kakarot's action-heavy gameplay, and it's available October 27 as part of a free update.

The new mode will also be playable online, so you can challenge other Dragon Ball fans worldwide in casual or ranked matches, or in monthly tournaments. You can check out the trailer below.

To play Dragon Ball Card Warriors, you need to create two decks: a main 25-card deck, and a special deck of five "SP" cards. The regular deck is a mix of character and event cards, with characters forming your offensive force and event cards causing effects on the battle.

SP cards can only be activated once certain conditions have been triggered by event cards, but once they're summoned they can turn the tide of battle. The whole system is surprisingly complex, with a lot of elements to track--check out the trailer for all the different mechanics.

It doesn't look like there's any single-player component to the game, so don't expect a robust campaign or AI. But the update's free for all Kakarot owners on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, so we can't complain too much.

The game's next paid DLC, A New Power Awakens - Part 2, is due before the end of 2020. It will let players take on Golden Frieza and achieve Super Saiyan Blue form.

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