Yakuza: Like a Dragon Will Include Several Returning Characters

The latest trailer for for Yakuza: Like a Dragon recently confirmed that Yakuza series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is making a cameo of sorts. Now, we’ve learned that more characters from previous games will be making an appearance.

Yakuza series general director Toshihiro Nagoshi confirmed there will be several returning characters in the seventh mainline game – news confirmed via the latest Sega Nama broadcast.

A forewarning, the following content may contain spoilers as it pertains directly to the story in the game.

While details are scant, Nagoshi said that Goro Majima and Taiga Saejima will appear. The creator also noted that the amount of screen time for each returning character will not be equal, as that would be kind of weird. He did tease that they have stories to tell, like “what happened after the Tojo Clan?” or “what happened to Kamurocho?”

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is launching for PlayStation 4 on January 16th, 2020 in Japan, and sometime in 2020 in the Americas and Europe.

Brandon Orselli


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