Leveling up your social hyperlinks in Yakuza 7 will unlock group attacks, jobs, and capabilities.
Sega released new Yakuza: Like a Dragon screenshots, explaining its Friendship Program. Every single character has their personal friendship gauge with our protagonist Ichiban, and you can raise it by hanging out with each other. Leveling up a character’s friendship level unlock new group attacks, new skills, and lets the character unlock new capabilities and new jobs to modify to.
You can verify each and every character’s friendship level on their Status screen. Just like in Persona, raising a level will also demand you to clear distinct situations.
You can invite your celebration members to different locations like the films or restaurants. The restaurant scenes include things like “Banquet Talk” exactly where you will need to have to choose the proper answers to additional deepen your bond with the character.
Lastly, just like in Persona, as you level up each and every character’s friendship, you will unlock “Friendship Drama” events. In these events, the characters will open up to Ichiban about their troubles, their previous, and so on. If you effectively support the characters out, their skills will develop even much more. Clearing these “Friendship Drama” is most notably how you unlock the group attacks, named “Friendship Attacks”. Every single character’s “Friendship Attack” has distinctive effects, but they’re generally the most highly effective attacks in Yakuza 7.
This is all hugely related to the Social Hyperlinks in the present Persona games. Or to any other game with a Friendship method, as it is not like Persona invented it. In any case, it additionally shows how significantly of a JRPG Yakuza 7 is.
You can study much more particulars from Toshihiro Nagoshi and from Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. Toshihiro Nagoshi also stated the series will go back to action if Yakuza: Like a Dragon does not sell. We also translated the interviews with the cast. And here’s some gameplay.
PS4 exclusive Yakuza: Like a Dragon is titled Yakuza 7 Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan and is launching there on January 16. The game is coming west later in 2020. Toshihiro Nagoshi explained why the game is not titled “Yakuza 7” in the west.