When looking for the Japanese franchise that has managed to permeate more successfully within the West, the debate can bring many names to the table: ‘Monster Hunter‘ or ‘Yakuza’ would be one of them. It is precisely ‘Yakuza’ who has been constantly reinventing himself and proof of this is his newly announced title, ‘Yakuza: Like a Dragon‘.
‘Yakuza: Like a Dragon’ surprised with his announcement a few days ago with his new style of play that would abandon the frantic mode full of action that has characterized him for all these years and now leaning much more towards the side of the JRPG.
At the moment we had only had some JRPG elements within the previous installments of the franchise and we had not had the opportunity to see the game in full action. Fortunately, this changed in the framework of the Tokyo Game Show 2019, event in which the first gameplay of the Japanese mafia game was shown.
A new member of the ‘Yakuza’ family
In this installment of ‘Yakuza: Like a Dragon’ we will assume the role of Ichiban Kasuga, a character who offers his freedom for one of the most beloved members of his Yakuza family. This act costs 18 years in jail to our protagonist who feels that once out of prison he must seek his family to reintegrate into it. The bad thing is that the reality you will encounter will be very different from that left behind 18 years ago.
In the trailer we can see that despite opting for a JRPG system, fast actions will continue to be present within the game that will have an environment with which we can interact very actively. We remind you that ‘Yakuza: Like a Dragon‘ will go on sale in 2020 to the West on an undisclosed date.