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Yakuza: Like A Dragon

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

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 Dragoncover

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

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)