The latest Yakuza: Like a Dragon tidbits have appeared, and they confirm that there will be a little something old in this something new. We already knew that there would be Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, and Taiga Saejima appearances here, as all three will be summons in the game. Now new footage and information confirm that Kiryu will retain his four traditional Battle Styles in his summon attack, while Majima and Saejima will also fight like you remembered. [Thanks, 4Gamer!]
First, the Yakuza: Like a Dragon Kiryu appearance will have him go through all four of his Battle Styles once he is in a fight. His Beast Style is still his Power style that can involve massive hits and using large items in the nearby vicinity for his attacks. The Brawler Style attacks will be very basic. The Rush Style attacks could stun an enemy with his fast attacks, while also allowing him to evade. Finally, the Dragon of Dojima style will combine elements from the other three Styles, as well as the Komaki Tiger Drop. As a reminder, he will appear as a boss fight in the game.
With Majima, it seems like he’s relying upon his Mad Dog of Shimano style. The explanation for his attacks notes that he will be wielding his Demonfire Dagger tanto, while also incorporating the Breaker Style’s kicks. He’ll also be able to paralyze opponents with his attacks.
Saejima didn’t have any sort of “Styles” in his past Yakuza appearances. However in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, he will still be a heavy-hitter powerhouse with damaging attacks. A throwback to Yakuza 5 does appear, though. One of his finishing blows in that game was the ability to grab an enemy and swing them around to attack other enemies. Here, there will be a Saejima and Majima combination attack where he will pick up Majima and swing him around like he would a Yakuza 5 opponent.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be released on the PlayStation 4 in Japan on January 16, 2020, and in North America and Europe in 2020. In addition to Kiryu, Majima, and Saejima appearing to assist Ichiban Kasuga, there are preorder incentive costumes in Japan that let him dress up as them.