Yakuza Like a Dragon: There Will Be Races With Karts, Pachislot and Summon in Battle


Yakuza Like a Dragon, the new chapter of the historic saga and the first without the protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, will be presented in more detail at the Tokyo Game Show as mentioned in recent days, but to alleviate the wait comes to Famitsu, who revealed some important advances on the highly anticipated title.

The Japanese magazine has revealed two new characters: it is Saeko Mukouda, who will be one of the hostesses of the Cabaret, and Kouichi Adachi, a former detective who fell into disgrace because of a plot, which will collaborate with the protagonist Ichiban Kasuga.

Famitsu, however, revealed other advances: in addition to the turn-based combat of Yakuza Like A Dragon, which will now be almost similar to an RPG, there will be another mechanic taken from the genre: the summon. It will be possible, paying through the smartphone of the protagonist, to ask for help in the battle to some particular helpers like Gary Buster Holmes, Gonda Wara, and many others, including … well, a shrimp. Summons can help in battle by attacking, providing healing items to the player, etc.

In Yakuza Like a Dragon, there will also be several mini-games, as is a tradition for the series. The three revealed by Famitsu are:

  • Dragon Kart: a sort of kart racing game for the streets of Yokosuka. You can also collect various weapons and upgrades.
  • Traditional Movie Theater: Ichiban Kasuga always falls asleep in the middle of a movie at the cinema. In this sort of rhythm game, you will have to defeat a sort of anthropomorphic sheep to overcome sleep.
  • PachiSlot: classic Japanese game, as well as the only PachiSlot simulator on PS4 currently.

The arrival of Yakuza Like a Dragon is scheduled for January 16, 2020, in Japan and during 2020 in Europe.