SEGA has released new details for Yakuza: Like a Dragon! The new information includes more jobs for Ichiban, the Just Action System and more battle techniques. First up, Ichiban and other male characters have access to “Bouncer” and “Host” jobs:
The Bouncer is an attack-type job with a sword. Bleeding effects are active with the sword, leading to high damaging attacks. Demon Slash is a Kiwami skill accessible to this job.
The Host is another battle-style job that specializes in fighting with a sake battle. This job incorporates a lot of trick techniques with high reward. It’s possible to “attract” enemies and prevent them from attacking. The Host’s Kiwami Skill is Bubble Splash, a move where the player sprays an enemy with cold sake and gives them a cold status effect.
Next, the Just Action System is similar to that of the Heat System in previous Yakuza games. In certain Heat actions in the past, button input prompts would be displayed to finish or extend the move. For Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the Just Action System enables similar button prompts for special moves. More examples of the Just Action System in action may be found here.
Job: Part-Timer, Kiwami Skill: Full-Strength Punch:
Job: Hero, Kiwami Skill: Mega Swing
Battle Techniques in Yakuza: Like a Dragon may shift the tide of battle in Ichiban’s favor. Encroaching Attack blows enemies away and makes them hit other enemies in the process. However, the enemy’s way of flying back is different for each Kiwami Skill so be sure to use it properly depending on the situation.
Hit by a Car is pretty straightforward. This battle technique blows an enemy back into an oncoming car, dealing tons of damage. This move was in previous Yakuza games in similar Heat Moves. As expected, this move is useful when near a roadway.
Lastly, Yakuza 7 releases on January 16th 2020 for PS4 in Japan. Yakuza 7 releases as Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the west in 2020. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news.