As a surprise from SEGA at TGS this morning we got the official announcement that Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming west in 2020!
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.
So be prepared for a whole new turn based combat system set in Ijincho Yokohama! Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio also dropped a new trailer showing off a costume/job system that allows Ichiban to switch fighting styles. A cart racing minigame that’s just Mario Kart! A minigame where you go to the movies and fend off sheep trying to knock you out. The game looks crazier than ever!