Last year, Bandai Namco released Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, a brand-new action RPG retelling of the enduringly popular manga property. Players would relive the story of the anime, from the first fight with Raditz in the Saiyan Saga to the climactic finish against Kid Buu from the Buu Saga. This game has managed to come to most available consoles, with Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot‘s Nintendo Switch port being released a few months ago bundled with the “A New Power Awakens” DLC Episodes.
However, despite Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot‘s Switch version getting some new content, there was one notable feature missing from its release. Fans noticed that Dragon Ball Card Warriors, a turn-based card battle mode, was completely absent from the Switch version. This mode was a fast-paced card battle game where players needed to reduce the HP of their opponent’s team leader to zero. It had a few different online multiplayer modes, too, such as Casual Mode, Ranking Battle, and even a Tournament Battle mode.
This mode was already available on other platforms through a free update last year, where Bandai Namco had promised that it would be arriving later in the Fall. This evidently didn’t pan out, as Bandai Namco confirmed in a Twitter post that the Dragon Ball Card Warriors Switch update had been delayed. The post didn’t outline a specific reason, only noting that the delay was due to a change in the development schedule.
The post then apologized to fans who were waiting for this YuGiOh-inspired Dragon Ball mode to be released on the Switch, noting that the team is currently working diligently to make the mode work on the popular hybrid console. Unfortunately, Bandai Namco didn’t provide a specific date or release window for when this mode will come to the Nintendo Switch, adding to the disappointment.
This news will likely leave Switch owners of Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot annoyed, considering that those who have managed to play this mode on other consoles have reported it to be an enjoyable experience. Other fans might be equally annoyed that a fun minigame like this is tacked on to a full price game, instead of it being a standalone mobile spin-off like Hearthstone or Elder Scrolls: Legends. There also isn’t any post-launch support for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot left, as the third and last DLC story focused on Future Trunks was released earlier this year, albeit to much praise. Hopefully, fans get news about a new release window soon.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is available now for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.