DBZ: Kakarot Not Releasing On The Nintendo Switch

Fans were surprised to hear that Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would not be coming to the Nintendo Switch. Fans have been pleading with Bandai Namco and CyberConnect2 for a Switch port ever since the game was first released.

Dragon Ball games have a history of doing well on the Switch, but, oddly, this one chose to stick on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Fans recently discovered a leak on Bandai Namco’s Latin American Instagram page that seemed to hint at a Switch port in the works. Still, the official Bandai Namco Instagram has since debunked the rumor.

For those who are unaware, Bandai Namco has finally unveiled the third DLC pack for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot. Players will be taken to Trunks’ future, in which Goku dies of heart disease and the Androids wipe out nearly all life on Earth. Although this is promising, a few keen eyes spotted a Nintendo Switch logo at the end of the trailer on the Latin American page, despite the game not yet being released on that website.

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Bandai Namco responded by stating that this was a misunderstanding and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot would not be coming to the Nintendo Switch. This isn’t to say it won’t happen in the future; it could simply be Bandai Namco’s way of covering its tracks, or it could simply not be in the cards right now, but for the time being, fans shouldn’t wait to hear much about this much-anticipated port. Players must continue to love Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot and its forthcoming DLC 3 pack on Linux, PS4, or Xbox One for the time being.

Surprisingly, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S branding is also seen in this screenshot, even though the game is not playable on these platforms. Since Bandai Namco Entertainment did not comment on this announcement, a next-generation update may be in the works. Evidently, the game sometimes has a hard time maintaining its framerate when there is a lot of action happening on the screen. This can be credited to Goku’s Spirit Bomb and Vegeta’s Big Bang Assault.

As frustrating as this news is, it’s good to hear from Bandai Namco specifically about a leak. Almost all of the information about Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot that players have got has come from hacks, V Jump scans, or other outlets, and it’s uncommon for the publisher to be so forthcoming. Hopefully, Bandai Namco improves its connectivity in the future and keeps fans informed.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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