Ichiban Kasuga takes the fall and he doesn’t get the reunion he expects. How is he going to navigate the underworld of Yakuza: Like a Dragon? We’ll have to find out when it releases 16 January 2020 in Japan, won’t we?
The trailer introduces several parties: the Ijin Three, Masters of Yokohama. The Chinese Mafia, the Yokohama Liumang. Behind the fortification, the Geomijul. The Yokohama Yakuza, the Seiryu Clan. From rock bottom, you can only go up!
Well, all that aside, it wouldn’t be a Yakuza game without the bizarre on the side, would it? Mini games return, and Ichi can go karting! Currently translated as “Dragon Kart“, you’ll be speeding down the streets of Yokohama. You’ll be able to break boxes and receive power ups to use. Nothing is too wild it seems, with Gatling guns and rockets available to slow down your opponents! You can also play “PachiSlots“, which are, as you might expect, slot machines. Ichi can also stop by the theater to watch some movies.
A feature called “Summon” will also be included. Using your smartphone, you can hire various helpers by paying a sum of yen. You’ll be able to see cameos from other yakuza, and even a crayfish…?
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is set for a 2020 western release as well, as can be seen on the official website. With a few of the Yakuza series also on PC, one would hope the newest entry will soon make its way over as well.