For TGS 2019, Sega released the official subbed trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, as well as a new trailer for Japan that shows off combat in action, as well as the various Play Spots Kasuga can go to.
First check out the subbed trailer below:
SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio are happy to announce that the latest entry in the RGG / Yakuza series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Japanese title – Ryu Ga Gotoku 7) is releasing in Japan on January 16, 2020, for the PlayStation®4, with a Western launch planned for 2020. Actors Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ken Yasuda, and Kiichi Nakai will be lending their appearances and voices to the game’s main cast members, with Kazuhiro Nakaya voicing the game’s main protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduces a new main protagonist for the first time since the series’ inception over a decade ago — Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level yakuza member looking to prove his self-worth, and follows him and his motley crew of unlikely allies as they attempt to rise from rags to riches in this modern human drama.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is much more than just a new chapter in the Yakuza series. Much like the new English title itself, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a complete reimagining of the franchise, a landmark to coincide with the series’ 15th anniversary. With the bulk of the game taking place in the large-scale, painstakingly-realized setting of Ijincho in Yokohama, players will explore an entirely new side of Japan never-before-seen in the series. Not only that, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s combat system has undergone a major overhaul, combining Yakuza’s established brawling action with a turn-based RPG battle system.
Additionally, Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s official English website is now live here.
Next we have the Japanese trailer below:
In the trailer, we see Kasuga fighting with different job classes, including his basic ‘Hero’ class, as well as other classes like Dancer that he can switch at Hello Work (a Japanese job-searching company focusing on changing jobs). There will be a focus on earning money and gathering new allies.
We also get a first look at Dragon Kart, the Theatre where you need to fend off Kasuga’s sheep-headed sleep demons, and we also see Kasuga getting new qualifications and even running a company. There is also a Pachislot mode.
The trailer also shows off the return of karaoke, cabaret clubs, darts, and more. It seems that nearly every Play Spot is returning in some form, including retro games like OutRun, Fantasy Zone, Space Harrier, Virtua Fighter 2, Virtua Fighter 5, golf, batting centre, mahjong, and more.
Finally, around 9 minutes of live gameplay was shown off on Sega’s stage event, which you can watch below [Thanks, GamersPrey!]:
Yakuza: Like A Dragon releases for PlayStation 4 in Japan, Korea, and China on January 16, 2020. The game releases later in 2020 for North America and Europe. The official website for the West is now open. Read more about Kasuga Ichiban’s backstory here.