Yakuza 7 announced with menu-based fights and new Yokohama setting

The following important entry in the Yakuza series has been unveiled in Japan, and Sega is seriously shaking things up. Ryu ga Gotoku 7, which will no doubt be mentioned Yakuza 7 in the West, has a new main character, a new setting and a totally new combat system.


Yakuza 7 was previously teased with the working title Shin Ryu go Gotokutrue tibia means "new". After Yakuza 6: The Song of Life ended the story of the protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, the series continues with the new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga, another former yakuza who fell for a crime he did not commit. He is apparently also a big one Dragon quest fan.

The promotion is shifting from Tokyo to the nearby port city of Yokohama. According to the Japanese game site Game Watch, which reported on the press conference, the playing area will be three times larger than the Kamurocho district that appears in every previous main line Yakuza game.

However, the biggest change seems to be the fighting system, which switches off from Streets of Anger-style fight for a menu-based approach that is more reminiscent of Persona or Last fantasy. The Yakuza games have always been essentially JRPG & # 39; s, and now the connection is even clearer. You can see how it works in the Game Watch video below:

Ryu ga Gotoku 7 will be released on PS4 in Japan on January 16, 2020 and will be coming to North America and Europe as follows Yakuza 7 later in the year. It will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show next month.

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