Yakuza: Like a Dragon companions will unlock new group attacks, new skills, new abilities, and new jobs as their friendship with Ichiban Kasuga grows (by way of DualShockers).
Leaning heavily into its twist on the Yakuza formula, this new function appears equivalent to the friendship program in Persona, a single of Sega’s other published JRPGs. Kasuga can chill out with every of his companions which will boost their friendship level amongst the two characters. Raising the friendship level will lead to new skills and new group attacks in its ‘live command RPG battle’ combat.
Each and every character’s partnership status will be shown in their Status menu, and players will be in a position to boost these via hangouts at the cinema, bars, or restaurants. Whilst chatting, Kasuga will have to have say the ideal dialogue solutions to enhance his friendship with the companion. It is a extremely realistic program. When the friendship levels up, it will also lead to new abilities and new jobs becoming accessible, which of course will lead to rewards like new products and new accessories.
Then, ‘Friendship Drama’ events will pop up with every successive level. These will have characters confide in Kasuga about their anxieties or their mysterious pasts. If Kasuga is prepared to assistance them out, their proficiency in battle will boost. Like I described, a scarily correct mechanic. ‘Friendship Attacks’ awarded from effectively finishing ‘Friendship Dramas’ are the greatest attacks attainable in Yakuza 7. So, I guess friendship truly is magic?
These entirely new JRPG attributes are a danger for the Yakuza action game series, but Ryu Ga Gotoku mentioned that the new game will be a ‘true successor’ to Yakuza Kiwami two. The group behind Yakuza 7 have had place their personal twist on classic RPG tropes, for instance, mage, warrior, and bard have grow to be Fortuneteller, Riot Police, and Idol.
Yakuza 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue launches for PlayStation four on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and later in 2020 for North America and Europe.