Hitting today across all other major gaming platforms, the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai-focused paid downloadable content pack for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has been delayed on PC:
A notice on Bandai Namco’s website goes on to note:
Notice of Delay in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT’s DLC5 STEAM® Version Release Date
We would like to inform you that the release date for DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT‘s DLC 5, the “23rd World Tournament”, for STEAM®, which was scheduled for release today, August 17, has been delayed.
This delay only affects the new DLC for the STEAM® version and is already available on the PlayStation®5, Playstation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch™. This does not affect the main game of DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT for Steam® or any other DLC that is already available.
We expect to be able to distribute DLC 5 for STEAM® in the next few days and will make an announcement when we have a specific date and time for distribution.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you. Thank you once again for supporting DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT.
First teased back in January alongside the game’s current-generation console update, the downloadable content pack’s title in Japanese is “Troubles at the Tenka’ichi Budōkai” (波乱の天下一武道会 Haran no Tenka’ichi Budōkai); as with the previous Bardock DLC, its title is a direct nod to a prior work’s title, in this case being the exact same title as Dragon Ball manga chapter 167, itself later adapted as the title of Dragon Ball television series episode 134. The English localization will sport a title of “The 23rd World Tournament”.
Taking place immediately before what the television series designated as the “Z” break (in what is otherwise simply “Dragon Ball” beginning to end in its original comic form), the 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai sees a freshly-grown Son Goku at his third tournament appearance taking on the reincarnated/reborn-but-also-offspring (it’s complicated…) of the original Demon King Piccolo.
Adapting the 1990 Bardock television special, the first entry in the second wave of DLC packs for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot launched back in January alongside new, native PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the full game. The three entries in this second “season pass” are all “story arcs” rather than “story episodes”; in the first season pass, the Battle of Gods and Resurrection ‘F’ DLC entries were much shorter with a focus on boss fights and level increases, while the third entry — that of Trunks’ future timeline — told a comprehensive, multi-part story.
Developed by CyberConnect2 for Bandai Namco, the action role-playing game released 16 January 2020 in Japan and 17 January 2020 internationally on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam). A Nintendo Switch edition came later in September 2021.
Reviews of the base game, Trunks DLC, and Bardock DLC can be found on episodes #0481, #0490, and #0497, respectively, of our podcast — a forthcoming episode will be dedicated to the new 23rd Tenka’ichi Budōkai pack.
UPDATE: Reports seem to indicate the DLC pack is up and running on time via Steam-