“I’m like a bird, I’ll only fly away, I do not know exactly where my soul is,” sang Nelly Furtardo in 2001. “I’m like a Dragon,” retorts Ichiban Kasuga in 2019 as Sega have completely revealed Yakuza: Like a Dragon and it is heading to PlayStation four in Japan on January 16th, 2020, with a Western launch planned for 2020.
“Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a lot far more than just a new chapter in the Yakuza series,” say Sega. “Much like the new English title itself, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a full reimagining of the franchise, a landmark to coincide with the series’ 15th anniversary.”
“With the bulk of the game taking location in the significant-scale, painstakingly-realized setting of Ijincho in Yokohama, players will discover an totally new side of Japan under no circumstances-prior to-observed in the series. Not only that, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s combat technique has undergone a key overhaul, combining Yakuza’s established brawling action with a turn-primarily based RPG battle technique.”
Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is describing Yakuza: Like a Dragon as a “watershed” moment for the franchise.
Ichiban Kasuga, the lead character in the game is mentioned to be a significant fan of Square Enix’s Dragon Quest, Sega and Square have come to an arrangement exactly where Kasuga will speak about the game inside his personal game. Kasuga went to jail in 2002 and now, eighteen years later, he finds himself searching down the gun barrel of Masumi Arakawa who Kasuga owes his life. He manages escape, saved by Nanba (Ken Yasuda), and heads to the city of Yokohama. The story will inform the tale of Kasuga’s rise and the new place, Yokohama, is mentioned to be 3 occasions bigger than Kamurocho.
The greatest alter to the franchise is that it now has turn primarily based combat.
“Classic Yakuza game format reached one particular full style so wanted to attempt completely diverse to jump,” tweeted tech journalist Takashi Mochizuki who was at the”Ryu ga Gotoku Most recent Title” conference in Akihabara Japan . “Our professionals of action game creation created this RPG with their flavor hope fans welcome this alter. If not, delighted to alter back to action game for future releases.”
The Yakuza Remastered collection was not too long ago announced for western footwear, you can study far more about that right here.