Yakuza: Like a Dragon announced
Next entry in the action game series will introduce new mechanics and characters
SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have announced that the latest entry in the Yakuza series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Japanese title - Ryu Ga Gotoku 7) is releasing in Japan on January 16, 2020, with a Western launch planned for 2020.
Actors Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ken Yasuda, and Kiichi Nakai will be lending their appearances and voices to the game's main cast members, with Kazuhiro Nakaya voicing the game's main protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduces a new main protagonist for the first time since the series' inception over a decade ago - Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level yakuza member looking to prove his self-worth, and follows him and his motley crew of unlikely allies as they attempt to rise from rags to riches.
With the bulk of the game taking place in the large-scale setting of Ijincho in Yokohama, players will explore an entirely new side of Japan never-before-seen in the series. Not only that, but the combat system has undergone a major overhaul, combining Yakuza's established brawling action with a turn-based RPG battle system.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be released exclusively on PS4.