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Yakuza: Like a Dragon 14 Minutes of Gameplay, Summer of Gaming Interview

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Sega have revealed 14 minutes of gameplay for Yakuza: Like a Dragon during IGN’s Summer of Gaming.

While past Yakuza games have been action focused, this title is a “dynamic” RPG. Ichiban Kasuga (after serving time for a crime he did not commit and abandoned by his yakuza family), is now clawing his way back to the top- along with the usual Yakuza wackiness, side-jobs, and mode.

You can find the 14 minutes of gameplay and developer interview below.

You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.


RISE FROM ROCK BOTTOM

Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most.

Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family’s betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city’s outcasts on his journey.

LEVEL UP FROM UNDERDOG TO DRAGON IN DYNAMIC RPG COMBAT

Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls!

ENTER THE UNDERWORLD PLAYGROUND

When you’re not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There’s always something new around the corner.


Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available in Japan, and launches Holiday 2020 in the west on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

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