Yakuza: Like a Dragon hitting the PS4 in 2020

Kinda out of nowhere, during the Tokyo Game Show 2019, Sega announced a brand new entry in the long-running Yakuza / Ryu Ga Gotoku series.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is apparently a new generation of Yakuza titles — and one for the first time starring a new protagonist known as Ichiban Kasuga. Ichiban is a low-level yakuza soldier looking to work his way through the ranks, and likely kick some ass and taking some names in doing so.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is headed to western PS4 consoles sometime in 2020. Have a look at the trailer and some screens!

Yakuza: Like a Dragon announcement trailer:

Yakuza: Like a Dragon | Announcement Trailer

Yakuza: Like a Dragon screens:

SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio are happy to announce that the latest entry in the RGG / Yakuza series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Japanese title – Ryu Ga Gotoku 7) is releasing in Japan on January 16, 2020, for the PlayStation 4, with a Western launch planned for 2020. Actors Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ken Yasuda, and Kiichi Nakai will be lending their appearances and voices to the game’s main cast members, with Kazuhiro Nakaya voicing the game’s main protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduces a new main protagonist for the first time since the series’ inception over a decade ago – Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level yakuza member looking to prove his self-worth, and follows him and his motley crew of unlikely allies as they attempt to rise from rags to riches in this modern human drama.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is much more than just a new chapter in the Yakuza series. Much like the new English title itself, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a complete reimagining of the franchise, a landmark to coincide with the series’ 15th anniversary. With the bulk of the game taking place in the large-scale, painstakingly-realized setting of Ijincho in Yokohama, players will explore an entirely new side of Japan never-before-seen in the series. Not only that, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s combat system has undergone a major overhaul, combining Yakuza’s established brawling action with a turn-based RPG battle system.