Sega have announced the western release date for Ryu ga Gotoku Studio’s RPG Yakuza: Like a Dragon, along with a new gameplay trailer.
As stated in the press release (via email) the new gameplay trailer shows Ichiban Kasuga and his allies in Yokohama, Japan. Kasuga, Nanba, Saeko, and Adachi can swap between over 20 Job classes, changing their abilities in battle; or at least how Ichiban sees them.
“In what can only be described as a meta worldview,” the press release explains, “Ichiban envisions himself the lead character in an RPG and his ensuing skirmishes take on the form of turn-based battles.” This would explain the game’s departure from the action genre of the prior Yakuza games, despite this being Yakuza 7 in Japan.
You can find the How Will You Rise? gameplay trailer and new screenshots (via emailed press release) below.
You can find the full rundown (via Steam) below.
RISE LIKE A DRAGON
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.
Ichiban sets out to discover the truth behind his family’s betrayal and take his life back, drawing a ragtag group of society’s outcasts to his side: Adachi, a rogue cop, Nanba, a homeless ex-nurse, and Saeko, a hostess on a mission. Together, they are drawn into a conflict brewing beneath the surface in Yokohama and must rise to become the heroes they never expected to be.
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, using the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, signs, and everything else at your disposal to clean up the streets!
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 November 13th in the west on Windows PC, Linux, and Mac (all via Steam), PlayStation 4, Xbox One, November for Xbox Series X (when the console launches), and coming soon to PlayStation 5.