SEGA has announced the official name for the new Yakuza game titled “Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness” during the game’s press conference today in Japan with series creator, Toshihiro Nagoshi taking center stage. Yakuza 7 is said to be aimed to be a “watershed” moment for the Yakuza series.
Yakuza 7 will take place in Yokohama with Ichiban Kasuga as the main protagonist who was sent to jail in 2002. Eighteen years later, waiting for him in Kamurocho is Masumi Arakawa (CB: Kiichi Nakai), who Kasuga owes his life to. He manages to make his way to Yokohama. Saved by Nanba (Ken Yasuda), this story will be the rise of Kasuga. He’s also a fan of Dragon Quest. Sega managed to make a deal with Yuji Horii to mention Dragon Quest in the game.
The gameplay for Yakuza 7 will be vastly different from other Yakuza titles as the game will feature an all-new turn-based action command battle system, which was shown as an April Fools joke. It will include returning elements such as using your environment and objects to fight and incorporates real-time physics. The game will be playable at TGS 2019 from September 12th to September 15th and will officially launch in Japan on January 16th 2020 and in North America and Europe in 2020 for Playstation 4.
What are your thoughts on the new entry to Yakuza and the gameplay change? Be sure to leave a comment below and hit the break for embedded tweets of Yakuza 7 info from Famitsu.
なんと『龍が如く7 光と闇の行方』は、仲間とともに戦うコマンドRPGに！ 敵との距離や、フィールドの状況を考慮しながら戦うことになるという。仲間には職業が設定されているとのこと #龍が如く pic.twitter.com/XX7mI2TypF
— ファミ通.com (@famitsu) August 29, 2019
2 responses to “Next Yakuza Game officially announced as Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness, with Turn Based Combat”
I hope everyone realizes that the turn based combat may well be a minigame-sidestory like majima construction and those gang wars in 6 and Kiwami 2…
I hope the whole game isn’t turn based combat; turn based combat would be alright for an side mission mini-game; but when it comes to boss fights and street fights, i like the old beat’em up style !!!!