TGS 2019 Day 1 began last night and new details about Yakuza 7 were showcased! SEGA held a stream where details about gameplay, characters and mini-games were shown off for the game. Thanks to BlackKite, we have all the major details from the stream!
Yakuza 7 will include various mini-games as previously reported. One of these includes movie theaters where Ichiban will watch a movie and engage in a rhythm based mini-game.
Recruitable characters return in Yakuza 7 and among them are returning characters from previous Yakuza games! Some of them include Gondawara, Gary Buster Holmes and even Nugget from Yakuza 0.
Yakuza 7 includes an Auto mode where characters attack on their own. This may be useful for grinding or getting through battles quickly.
A job system is being introduced with Yakuza 7. Just like other Japanese RPGs, Ichiban can change classes to specialize in certain attributes and skills.
Lastly, the western localization was confirmed during the stream. Yakuza 7 will be called Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the west to emphasize that its a new title for the series.
Wanting to catch up on SEGA’s TGS day 1 stream? Here’s the full archived stream:
Yakuza 7 for PS4 releases on January 16th 2020 in Japan and 2020 in the west. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for more news coming out of TGS 2019!