Through the latest presentation on live streaming Inside Xbox yesterday (7/5), Microsoft officially announced that the game series Yakuza, that is Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon confirmed to be released on Xbox One, Series X, and PC via Steam.
Ryu Ga Gotoku 7 Will Release Together in the West
Series launch Yakuza: Like a Dragon Microsoft’s console is also confirmed to coincide with its launch on the Playstation 4 console in America and Europe. Order by pre order already available in a number of regions in North America and Europe.
Ryu Ga Gotoku 7 alone will be launch title or game titles that will be launched simultaneously with the Xbox Series X console. And later for those who already have the game on the Xbox One version, they can also play it on the Xbox Series X, and vice versa.
Release January 2021 in Japan
Ryu Ga Gotoku itself was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 for the whole world, but only really became famous after Sega released Yakuza 0 which was the beginning of the series. Yakuza followed by remake Yakuza 1 entitled Yakuza Kiwami released for PlayStation 4 and PC.
Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon planned to be released for Playstation 4 on January 16, 2021 in Japan, China, and South Korea, later in the same year for North America and Europe. This series itself can be played at the Tokyo Game Show 2021 on 12-15 September 2021.
Shaped Turn Based RPG
At the Tokyo Game Show 2021, Sega shows the first gameplay Yakuza: Like a Dragon (or Ryu ga Gotoku 7 in Japan), before being shown at the Inside Xbox 2021 presentation.
As discussed earlier, this time the Yakuza took drastic action, namely changing the gameplay from beat ’em up Becomes turn-based RPG. This has sparked controversy among fans due to the drastic changes taken by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. However, this did not dampen the studio team’s ambition to keep their decision.
In trailers In this case, we can see Kasuga Ichiban fight in different roles, including his basic role of ‘hero’, and other roles such as ‘dancer’ which he can replace in Hello Work (Japanese job vacancy company focused on job transfer).
We also see some mini games mainstay Yakuza which is certainly a favorite of its fans such as karaoke, carbaret club, darts, golf, mahjong, batting center, and much more. Sega also confirmed that games retro is coming back like OutRun Fantasy Zone Space Harrier Virtua Fighter 2 Virtua Fighter 5 which you will later be able to play at Sega Club. Sega Club is an arcade building owned by Sega spread across Japan.
It is seen that SEGA uses the system real time RPG in Yakuza: Like a Dragon this. Where the player is free to move the character and then enter the command button like Kingdom Hearts. The UI looks like Persona 5 where each button is a command button. Not surprising considering that Sega has bought Atlus.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon describes the actions of Kasuga Ichiban in Ijinchou, Yokohama in his mission of proving himself. It is said that Ijincho is 3-4 times wider than Kamurocho which is the main setting Yakuza.