The Yakuza series was focused on the story of Kazuma Kiryu for 11 years, except the next title is moving in a different direction. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is set in modern Japan, offering a different look as well as a different style than previous Yakuza games. Combining elements of a party based role playing game with an action brawler.
Yakuza: Like a dragon is the 7th instalment of the legendary JRPG series. Set in 2001, you play as Ichiban Kasuga. a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most, Masumi Arakawa. After being informed someone needs to take the fall in a murder case, Kasuga agrees with the impression of being immortalised in the Arakawa family. After his jail release, Kasuga realises his murder fall was in vain and he has been completely forgotten. When Kasuga confronts Arakawa, he is shot in the chest and tossed into the trash. As you awake in Yokohama, your mission is to uncover what happened while you were in that jail cell.
Teaming up with a party of misfits you take on job roles that define character classes and effect gameplay. For instance, taking over a confectionery company which sounds… interesting. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the first Yakuza game to use turn based mechanics, allowing you to utilise abilities and strategy whilst you befriend some unique characters along the way.
The game was released in Japan in January this year as Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness. So the question stands, when does it come out for everyone else?
Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be released on November 13 with a complete English dub.
What Platforms Will Yakuza: Like a Dragon Be On?
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is set to release on Playstation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One this November. A next gen upgrade is also expected to available but only Xbox Series X has confirmed that it will be available on launch day via Microsoft’s Smart Delivery. PlayStation 5 is reportedly in the works but there is no further information.
If you look on steam, Yakuza: Like a Dragon currently doesn’t have a release date. The windows store previously featured a release date but has since been removed.