Yakuza: Like a Dragon Looks Awesome in Plenty of PS4 Gameplay Showing JRPG Combat, Karaoke, & More

Today Sega revealed plenty of gameplay of Ryu Ga Gotoku 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness, also known in the west as Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Today Sega hosted a livestream focused on Ryu Ga Gotoku 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness, also known in the west as Yakuza: Like a Dragon, showcasing plenty of gameplay. 

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First of all, we get to see Saeko Mukoda in action for the first time. Previous gameplay didn’t include her. 

The gameplay showcases plenty of JRPG-style turn-based combat, the “delivery help” summons, and special attacks. 

Then we see a visit to Hello Work, where you can change your characters’ jobs. 

Another interesting aspect showcased is the ability to perform activities with friends to deepen the relationship with them, and the minigame prompting protagonist Kasuga Ichiban to stay awake while watching an old masterpiece at the movie theater. 

The inevitable karaoke is also included in today’s demonstration. It’s similar to previous Yakuza games, but this time around the full party enjoys the activity together.

You can watch it below.

In other Yakuza: Like a Dragon news, a demo will be playable at various events in major Japanese cities throughout the month of November.

The demo will be a more advanced version of what was shwcased at Tokyo Game Show, with new combat elements and new minigames.

While this wasn’t announced, the usual pattern for Yakuza games is that this kind of local events usually preceeds a public release of the demo. Hopefully, Sega will do the same with Yakuza: Like a Dragon. 

Last, but not least, we get the reveal of the box art for Japan, which you can see at the bottom of the post.

If you’d like to see more about the game, you can check out the latest reveal, which, combined with the previous one, shows how the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio appears to be taking a page from Persona’s book.

You can also 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  another 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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Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.