New Yakuza: Like a Dragon Screenshots Show “Human” Stats; Takes a Page From Persona’s Book

Today Sega released a new batch of screenshots of the upcoming JRPG Yakuza: Like a Dragon, titled Ryu Ga Gotoku 7 in Japan.
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Today Sega released a new batch of screenshots of the upcoming JRPG Yakuza: Like a Dragon, titled Ryu Ga Gotoku 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan.

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The screenshots showcase a rather interesting element that the development team is adding to the franchise, and it’s a set of stats named “Human Power.” Fans of the Persona series will be very familiar with them. 

There are six stats and they represent Ichiban Kasuga’s humanity and personality. 

You can check out the screenshots below, before you read the full explanation.

By raising your human power you’ll be able to unlock specific jobs at the Hello Work offices, talk to people you usually wouldn’t be able to interact with, and it’ll be adavantegeous in battle. You can even become popular with the ladies.

Passion represents your motivation and romance. It grows with passionate behavior and devotion.

Mental represents your willpower and ability to focus. It grows in situation where your will  and mental fortitude are tested.

Cheerfulness represents how sociable you are and your positivity. It grows when your action brighten the environment around you.

Kindness is the power of acceptance and compassion. It grows through gentle contact with people, animals, and plants. 

Intellect represents education and memory. It grows when you make a logical suggestion or study.

Charm represents your actractiveness and quality. It grows after a witty exchange or agreeable behavior.

You can improve your Human Power by helping people in need, playing minigames, and performing various actions. 

In sub-stories, your Human Power can increase depending on your choices. Playing, learning, and inteacting with people is the key to growing your Human Power.

We also get to see the Wadanohara Qualification School, where you can undertake a variety of qualification exam in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. If you pass them you can dramatically improve your Human power.

Examples of exams include History, based on general knowledge of Japanese and world history, and one on the issues related to Isezaki Ichincho, which is the new setting of the game in Yokohama. 

In order to pass them, you have to solve quizzes with four possible answers.

Human power is also increased by minigames like golf, pachislot, and Dragon Kart. By playing around the city and reaching high levels of Human Power, you will gain a considerable advantage in the game. 

If you’d like to see more about the game, you can check out the original reveal, the first trailer with English subtitles,  more trailers and gameplayeven more clips, another batch of videos, the latest one, and the previous gallery.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch in Japan on January 16, 2020, exclusively for PS4. It’ll also come west later next year.

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