Latest Yakuza 7 Trailer Shows Off More Gameplay
Sega released new screenshots and added more details for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which includes a new trailer that showcases gameplay, introduces a non-profit organization intended to clean up the streets, and provides insight on the Sujimon Encyclopedia. Known simply as Yakuza 7 in Japan, the game is scheduled to release for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020, in Japan, and in the west at a yet unannounced time.
The trailer, which can be seen below, shows Yakuza: Like a Dragon protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and his colleagues testing out the different job classes within the game’s battle system, such as a chef who can sprinkle pepper onto thugs for additional damage. Characters will be able to purchase equipment and there will be a crafting mechanic to create or enhance weapons. The game’s three locations — Kamurocho, Tokyo; Sotenbori, Osaka; and Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama — are also explored in the trailer, with many locals to visit and secrets to explore.
There is a non-profit organization in Tokyo that is actively looking to put an end to the illegal operations that hide in the cracks of the city. Bleach Japan is funded by the governor of Tokyo and the activists will confront Kasuga in his travels around the city. The organization aims to “bleach the gray zones,” and will turn to violence to see their goals fulfilled.
Eventually Kasuga will meet a strange professor with a scar on his face who wants to collect data from dangerous men to create an app called the Sujimon Encyclopedia. This is a side-hustle Kasuga can pursue that has him collect data of enemies fought. After beating a Sujimon, their data will automatically register on the app and information such as weaknesses, what areas they frequent, or what items they are likely to drop can be viewed. Beyond the two-hundred-plus Sujimon to find, there is a wealth of sub-stories to engage in. Numerous people around the city will offer side-quests such as searching for a runaway bear, or attempting to stop a giant roomba that was supposed to just clean up trash, but is now sucking up anything in its path.