The new trailer for Yakuza: Like A Dragon, takes players on a journey through the streets of Yokohama, Japan with Ichiban Kasuga and his loyal party members, Nanba, Saeko, and Adachi, as they swap between just a few of the 20+ unique Jobs available throughout the game.
In what can only be described as a meta worldview, Ichiban envisions himself the lead character in an RPG and his ensuing skirmishes take on the form of turn-based battles. For example, you can become musician and make your enemies attack each other or a break dancer to perform some lethal funky moves.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch on November 13, 2020 on Xbox One X, Xbox One, Windows 10, PlayStation 4, and Steam. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will also be available on the Xbox Series X console on day 1 of its release, as well as PlayStation 5 at a later date.
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6 responses to “Yakuza Like A Dragon – “How Will You Rise” Trailer Showcases Outrageous Jobs & Release Date”
I know people love the silly and wacky parts of Yakuza, but part of why those parts are so funny is that Kiryu, being a very serious, almost stoic, guy, is so out of place in all the situations he finds himself in. That, and the fact the silly side stories stand in stark contrast to the main plotline. Yakuza 7 looks like it’s going to be overloaded with nonsensical crap which I honestly have zero interest in, but I’m sure all the #1 Yakuza fans whose first game was Yakuza 0 are going to disagree with me and find this absolutely HILARIOUS and claim this is peak Yakuza.
I’ll pass on this game and probably all the future releases if they go the same path. Don’t care much for the LARPing protag or the style of gameplay which I’m sure will find widespread appeal.
My first ‘Yakuza’ games was ‘Zero.’ I don’t know what that has to do with anything, since the tone is consistent throughout the series regardless of which game was a person’s first. Though I agree with you that the ridiculousness of the ‘Yakuza’ games mainly works because they feel like respites to the seriousness of the main plot characters and the main plots as a whole. It’s a balance.
That said, this game is a soft-reboot of the series, and I’m guessing context will be huge for what we’ve seen so far. The plot summery makes it seem in line with the series. For all we know, the marketing team just ripped out the most ridiculous parts of the game for the minute and a half trailer.
Unless you’ve played the Japanese release, which it sounds like you haven’t, sure, make that assumption and insult some ‘Yakuza’ fans for no reason. You’re cool.
Hey man, don’t take offense. It’s just a sweeping generalization. A lot of people started with 0. A lot of them love to pretend they know what the franchise is all about and meme all the funny moments acting like Yakuza games are all SO ZANY AND RIDICULOUS LOOK KIRYU HAD TO GIVE THAT GUY TISSUES CUZ HE SHIDDED HIMSELF LMFAO or KIRYU IS A VIRGIN AND HE JACKED OFF TO PORN JUST LIKE ME HAHA type of crap.
And no, I haven’t played the Japanese release and might not even touch the localized one. Don’t care for the characters or the new combat system so I’m not going to subject myself to something I might not enjoy. I would if it were free, but it’s not. Already made that mistake with Judgment and I hated it. Like I said, I’m sure it’ll find widespread appeal with all the new fans and people new to the franchise. More power to them.
That’s what you’re getting upset about? Memes? From what I’m assuming is a very small subset of people that have played the ‘Yakuza’ series? Where is my eye-roll emoji…
I’m not getting upset about anything, unlike you
The promotions pretty much follow the pattern of the previous games… they’ve shown the serious aspects of the story previously, and now they’re showing some of the humorous aspects.