Yakuza: Like A Dragon Reveals New Info Like Summons, Kart Racing

Popular Japanese gaming magazine Weekly Famitsu recently revealed more information about upcoming video game sequel Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon new characters, mini-games, more

The latest magazine revealed two more characters for the game, which are a former detective and a hostess. There are also new details about the features like the live command RPG battles, summons, and more. Check the full details below:

■ Characters

Kouichi Adachi (voiced by Akio Ootsuka)

A former detective. He has received an unreasonable demotion by Horinouchi, the Superintendent General of the Metropolitan Police, for revolting against him. He is working with protagonist Ichiban Kasuga to get closer to Masumi Arakawa, who holds the evidence.

Saeko Mukouda (voiced by Sumire Uesaka)

Cabaret hostess.

■ Live Command RPG Battles

When a battle begins, the regular people and those wearing delinquent-like outfits on the field will transform into RPG-like enemy characters with mohawks, or be half-naked, and have weapons.

■ Summons

By paying money on your smartphone in battle, you can summon help. A large number of characters can be summoned, including Gary Buster Holmes, Gonda Wara, a crayfish, and more. Summons can support you in battle through attack, recovery, and more.

Play Spots

  • Dragon Kart – A racing game set on a course in the streets of Yokosuka. Pick up boxes to obtain weapons like a rocket launcher or Gatling gun.
  • Traditional Movie Theater – Ichiban Kasuga always falls asleep in the middle of a movie. This is a button-pressing (rhythm game?) where Kasuga battles the temptation of a sheep man in order to overcome that sleepiness.
  • PachiSlot – PachiSlot games Million God: Kamigami no Gaisen Another God Hades: Ubowareta ZEUS Ver., PachiSlot Fist of the Blue Sky: Houyuu, and PachiSlot Moujuuou: Ouja no Houkou appear. Settings do not reset when you leave the parlor, but rather change with specific timing. Machines located closer to the entrance have higher rates, which reflect the settings of real life parlors. This is the only PachiSlot simulator running on PlayStation 4.

The game will launch on PlayStation 4. It will be available on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in the same year for the west.