Yakuza: Like a Dragon Gets New Screenshots Showing Mario Kart-Like Minigame Dragon Kart

While Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be set mostly in the new area of Isezaki Ichinjo in Yokohama, you'll still be able to go to Kamurocho.

Yakuza Like a Dragon

While Yakuza: Like a Dragon (also-known-as Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan) will be set mostly in the new area of Isezaki Ichinjo in Yokohama, you’ll still be able to go to Kamurocho. 

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One of the activities performed there is the local branch of Dragon Kart, a minigame that you could define a more violent and Yakuza-like version of Mario Kart. 

To be specific, there are four Dragon Kart Gran Prix, and by winning you can advance to the next level. The ultimate and most challenging Gran Prix is called “Dragon Cup” and it’s set in Kamurocho.

In order to compete in the Dragon Cup you’ll need to upgrade your kart considerably and refine your racing techniques.

Ichiban will begin his path towards the Dragon Cup in Yokohama, where a man named Fujisawa will invite him to take part in the races. 

Our hero will then have to face a variety of colorful rival, including a masked wrestler.

Tracks include gimmicks and obstacles like jump ramps, explosive drums, dirt zones that slow you down, damage zones where you get electrocuted. They make the races more exciting giving the players more ways to win (or lose). 

By spending money it’s possible to upgrade your cart, the charges of items, or the ammo of weapons you carry. Each Kart has different performance and durability, so customization can personalize them even further.

You can also play online posting your best time in the multiplayer leaderboards. At the end of each day a ranking is finalized, and you will receive rewards the day after depending on how you placed.

f you’d like to see more about Yakuza: Like a Dragon, you can check out the latest trailer that revealed iconic hero Kazuma Kiryu, some gameplay from yesterday, more gameplay showing all the jobssome focusing on minigames, a batch of screenshots introducing the men of the Seiryukaimore showing the Omi Union crew, a few female characters that will help Ichiban Kasugaa look at some inevitable product placement, one the at battle mechanics another showing enemies and summons, one focusing on making money at the beginning of the game,  one showcasing more advanced money-making activities, another on the new town Isezaki Ijincho, and one on the Human Power stats.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch in Japan on January 16, 2020, exclusively for PS4. It’ll also come west later next year, and a demo is already available on the Japanese PSN.

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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.