SEGA announced today during Tokyo Game Show 2019 that the next Yakuza game, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, will be headed to the west in 2020. The game has officially been slated for a Japanese release for January 16th, 2020 for the PS4. We also learned that actors Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ken Yasuda, and Kiichi Nakai will be lending their appearances and voices to the game’s main cast, along with Kazuhiro Nakaya voicing the game’s main protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga. We have a full description of the game below along with screenshots and the latest trailer.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduces a new main protagonist for the first time since the series’ inception over a decade ago – Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level yakuza member looking to prove his self-worth, and follows him and his motley crew of unlikely allies as they attempt to rise from rags to riches in this modern human drama.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is much more than just a new chapter in the Yakuza series. Much like the new English title itself, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a complete reimagining of the franchise, a landmark to coincide with the series’ 15th anniversary. With the bulk of the game taking place in the large-scale, painstakingly-realized setting of Ijincho in Yokohama, players will explore an entirely new side of Japan never-before-seen in the series. Not only that, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon‘s combat system has undergone a major overhaul, combining Yakuza’s established brawling action with a turn-based RPG battle system.