Dragon Ball Z Kakarot was released in January for the usual platforms: PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Despite most gamers and fans of the franchise thinking that the game will be linked only to the Dragon Ball Z anime, things are going an unexpected way. Dragon Ball Z Kakarot proves that it brings elements from all the three main shows.
After a DLC became available recently for Dragon Ball Z Kakarot and bringing the Super Saiyan God form to the game, an important element from the very first Dragon Ball anime is coming fast: the pillar of Tao Pai Pai.
Who is Tao Pai Pai
Those who grew up by watching how Goku was a goofy but strong kid in the original Dragon Ball know very well who is Tao Pai Pai – a killer sent by the Red Ribbon Army to kill Goku, because the legendary hero was destroying all the army. Tao Pai Pai (aka Mercenary Tao) was a highly skilled assassin-for-hire, and he gave Goku a hard time back in the old days. Tao was using his pillar in a very unique and funny way: he was throwing it for long distances and further jumping right on top of it. The pillar thus became an aircraft.
Goku was nearly killed by Tao Pai Pai during their first battle, but our hero was saved by a single dragon ball kept under his vest. The ball acted like a shield in the face of Tao’s Dodon-pa technique. The attack was a sharp burst of high energy from the fighter’s index finger.
According to leaks from the V-Jump magazine, the pillar of Mercenary Tao will come out sometime this June, and it will become available as a rideable vehicle. We’re eagerly waiting to see the pillar in action, and if it can be a suitable rival for the iconic Flying Nimbus.