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    Yakuza: Like A Dragon

    Returning To A New World
    by Matthew Kato on Aug 29, 2019 at 08:32 AM
    Publisher: Sega
    Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios
    Release: November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), March 2, 2021 (PlayStation 5)
    Rating: Mature
    Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

    Sega and Yakuza series developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Games have announced Yakuza 7 – a new mainline Yakuza title set for a release in 2020 here in the States on PlayStation 4.

    According to Gematsu, who has a translation of the game's debut in Japan, the game is subtitled Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon here in the West, and in its home-country goes by the name Yakuza: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness.

    The series is known for its ferocious street fighting, but Yakuza 7 mixes things up by layering on a "live command RPG battle" system where players select techniques with effects such as attack, recovery, support, etc. How this plays out for gamers moment-to-moment and how it combines with Yakuza's traditional gameplay will be an interesting challenge for the title.

    The game introduces a new protagonist: Ichiban Kasuga – a member of the Arakawa family of the Tojo Clan who has just been released from jail after serving an 18-year sentence. Kasuga was taking the fall for a crime actually committed by a yakuza higher-up in the organization.

    Instead of being greeted by a grateful boss, however, he's literally left for dead in Yokohama – a city that's apparently three times the size of Kamurocho in previous titles.

     

    [Source: Gematsu, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio]

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    Yakuza: Like A Dragon

    Platform:
    PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
    Release Date:
    November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
    March 2, 2021 (PlayStation 5)