Yakuza: Like a Dragon details kart racing, movie theater, and PachiSlot play spots, new characters; new trailers and battle gameplay

Western release also re-announced.

Sega has updated the official Japanese website for Yakuza: Like a Dragon (known as Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan) with details on the game’s Dragon Kart, Traditional Movie Theater, and PachiSlot play spots, as well as new characters Saeko Mukouda and Kouichi Adachi. Additionally, the company debuted a story trailer, game trailer, and battle gameplay footage during a stage event at Tokyo Game Show 2019.

Finally, Sega of America and Europe have officially announced the western release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon for 2020 following an accidental early announcement in late August. The game’s official English teaser website is now open.

Get the details below.

■ Play Spots

Dragon Kart

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Dragon Kart is a dangerous racing game that turns the town areas of Yokohama into a course you race around in modded karts. Surpass quirky rivals and aim for first place. Also, many dangerous attack items such as a “Rocket Launcher” will appear during the race. By using these, you can crash your rivals’ karts. Karts can be swapped and customized. Polishing your racing skills is one way to go about winning, or you can focus entirely on attacking. However you choose to do it, aim to dominate the Grand Prix.

—Drift and corner your kart in a Chinatown-esque cityscape. Polish your techniques and surpass your rivals!

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—Many item boxes appear on the course. In addition to boost items, you can also obtain attack items like a Rocket Launcher or Gatling Gun. Fire away to crash your enemies and immediately speed past them!

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Traditional Movie Theater

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The Traditional Movie Theater is a play spot where you can see various genres of movies from action to documentaries. But during the movie, “sleepiness” will attack Ichiban Kasuga time and time again to try to put him to sleep. Repel the sleepiness that comes again and again by quickly pressing the buttons indicated on the screen. The game is cleared when you have watched the movie until the end.

—Uminekoza shows a total of 10 movies. By overcoming your sleepiness and watching these movies until the end, your abilities will grow.

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—The sleepiness that attacks takes the form of sheep heads. Sleepiness attacks from the shadows of the theater seat to try to lower Kasuga’s vitality gauge. If it reaches zero, you will get a game over.

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PachiSlot

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PachiSlot, a popular play spot in the series thus far, reappears in Yakuza: Like a Dragon as the “Definitive PachiSlot Simulator,” featuring everything from the latest machines to highly regarded and well-known machines. Universal Entertainment’s Million God: Kamigami no Gaisen and Another God Hades: Ubowareta ZEUS Ver., and Sammy’s PachiSlot Fist of the Blue Sky: Houyuu and PachiSlot Moujuuou: Ouja no Houkou are all perfectly reproduced through dream collaborations. These can be played as play spots at PIA, Espace Nittaku, and Maruhan in Isezaki Ijincho and Kamurocho. Each machine also has a mode that lets you play with your favorite settings.

*Million God: Kamigami no Gaisen and Another God Hades: Ubowareta ZEUS Ver. will be released as free downloadable content day and date with the game’s release.

—Million God: Kamigami no Gaisen

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—Another God Hades: Ubowareta ZEUS Ver.

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—PachiSlot Fist of the Blue Sky: Houyuu

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—PachiSlot Moujuuou: Ouja no Houkou

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■ Characters

Saeko Mukouda (voiced by Sumire Uesaka)

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She works for the cabaret club run by Nonomiya, owner of the long standing soapland (brothel) Otohime Land. Nonomiya has great faith in her, and even entrusts her to running the shop. She gets to know Ichiban Kasuga after a certain event.

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Kouichi Adachi (voiced by Akio Ootsuka)

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When he was working as a criminal investigator for the police, he was handed an unreasonable demotion by his boss Juurou Horinouchi, the current Superintendent General of the Metropolitan Police, for defying Horinouchi regarding the true culprit of a case. After investigating Horinouchi’s affairs, he arrived at a bribery scandal between Horinouchi and Masumi Arakawa. Adachi works with Ichiban Kasuga to get close to Masumi Arakawa, who seems to have the evidence he needs.

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. Read more about the game here.

Watch the trailers below. View the screenshots at the gallery.

Story Trailer

With English Subtitles

Without English Subtitles

Game Trailer

Battle Gameplay

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