If RPGamers needed more evidence of Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s JRPG inspirations, Sega has provided it. The game is going so far as to add dungeons and appropriate bosses.
This year, Gaijin’s resolution is to get through that backlog of game reviews that he’s been sitting on since before the site upgrade. Here’s the first to arrive off the old typewriter.
Ichiban Kasuga will go from battling poverty to fighting power shovels on foot, and even spraying condiments on opponents to inflict damage. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is mixing a unique blend of ideas to create a memorable RPG experience.
Ichiban Kasuga will be able to power up various Life Experience attributes in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. These attributes provide a number of different benefits, both in and out of combat.
Survive Bar will be one of the major hangout spots for the party in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Sega detailed some of the activities available for players to do at the bar, and also released another video showing a bit more gameplay.
In a follow-up to one of the year’s more surprising announcements, Sega has begun accepting sign-ups for the closed beta of Phantasy Star Online 2’s North American release. Those looking to participate will first need to sign up for the Xbox Insider Program.
A couple of Yakuza: Like a Dragon updates show off some more of the game. A new set of screenshots showcases the different areas of Isezaki Ijincho, while new gameplay footage highlights lots of available jobs.
Though Ichiban Kasuga starts off without any money to his name in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, he will be able to become a successful businessman. Doing so requires navigating dangers such as shareholder meetings.
Life for Ichiban Kasuga is rough early on in Yakuza: Like of a Dragon. The protagonist has to rummage around the streets for money, and compete with the homeless of Yokohama just to survive.
Sega has revealed the winners of its open audition earlier this year for Yakuza: Like a Dragon. In addition to the grand prize winner, four other selected entrants will be appearing in the game.
Sega provided plenty more details on Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s combat system. The information covers two more jobs, special skills, a pair of enemy types, and some summoned help.
Sega held its latest livestream for Project Sakura Wars and also released a new trailer focusing on Tite Kubo’s character designs. Details revealed in the presentation include a new character, a card game, and a battle simulator.
During its X019 event, Microsoft revealed that the Yakuza series is coming to Xbox. Yakuza Zero, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will all be released on Xbox One early next year.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon now has a demo available in Japan, which brought with it a new ten-minute story trailer. The video shows all the game’s important characters, plus one very familiar face.
Sega has provided more details about Project Sakura Wars and the in-game competition hosted by the World Combat Revue Federation. There is also a new character music video focusing on Claris.
Sega has updated the Steam PC release for tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles 4. The game now comes with all the DLC included, with those who already own the game receiving the extra content automatically.
Project Sakura Wars will be getting a demo in Japan later this month. Sega also released some new details and images from the game, as well as another character-focused music video.
Yazuka 4’s PlayStation 4 remaster is now available in North America and Europe. This leaves Yakuza 5 as the only mainline game in the series yet to make it west on the system, which it is set to do in February.
Sega held a Japanese livestream today for Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The hour-long presentation includes some gameplay footage showing the game’s new combat, job system, and play spots.
Anastasia Palma is the latest character in Project Sakura Wars to receive her own character image song. The revival of the series is set to launch in Japan this December.