Kid Goku is now available in Dragon Ball FighterZ; Bandai Namco releases special trailer for Goku Day celebrating 35 years of all his forms and fights

We're coming up on 4 decades of Goku

Posted by Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills • May 9, 2019 at 9:43 a.m. PDT

Today is May 9 — for those of you who haven't looked at a calendar — which is the day that King Piccolo declared would be celebrated as Piccolo Day in the original Dragon Ball. Funnily enough, it's also Goku Day which makes today's release all the more perfect.

Kid Goku from Dragon Ball GT is now available to purchase and play in Dragon Ball FighterZ alongside the Version 1.17 update for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. To help celebrate the occasion, Bandai Namco also released a special Goku Day trailer looking at the hero's evolution over 35 years and some of his most iconic fights recreated in the game itself.

The "newest" version of Goku to join the roster of DBFZ combines his various attacks and abilities from the original Dragon Ball and GT into one character. He may be small, but his Power Pole can reach almost across the entire screen while still retaining access to his Super Saiyan forms and the Spirit Bomb.

For his Supers, Kid Goku actually has two that can vary depending on whether it's used while his whole team is in tact or if they're down a fighter. His standard level one transforms him into Super Saiyan to perform a Kamehameha though he'll turn Super Saiyan 3 and produce an even bigger beam if at least one character has been knocked out.

Similarly, one of his level threes involves using his iconic Dragon Fist, but Goku will briefly transform into Super Saiyan 4 to do even more damage after watching one of his allies fall. This will likely make Kid Goku much better as a mid or anchor character than on point.

The reason that today is also Goku Day is because of a pun using Japanese numbers where five is read as 'go' and 'ku' can be read as nine... so that gives us May 9 — or September 5 depending on your country of origin.

Bandai Namco's Goku Day trailer begins with Kid Goku riding on top of Shenron as he did at the end of GT to the beat of the anime's opening theme where we then follow him through his long journey spanning multiple series.

Using fights and scenes from DBFZ's dramatic finishes, the trailer has goku fight against Vegeta from the Saiyan saga days, Frieza, Majin Buu and more before transitioning to Super to take on Hit and Jiren. The video ends by going back to Kid Goku for GT though he's the only character from it, so he fights Vegeta again likely as an analog for Baby Vegeta.

Kid Goku is available for $4.99 by himself or part of the FighterZ Pass 2 for $24.99, and he's interestingly the only character not to be released as part of a pair so far. You can check out screenshots and the Goku Day trailer below.

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