Sega’s gameplay reveal of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, takes a familiar franchise and adds more role-playing elements to improve the gameplay experience. This new installment includes a brand new character and storyline in a new setting within the Yakuza universe. While staying true to the roots of an action game, but now in an RPG setting, Like a Dragon includes several mini games and activities to provide in-game income opportunities.
Initial reactions from the live stream have been positive, with a sentiment score of 65. Sega is listening to its players by adapting the series to include more RPG elements, as players have found the gameplay repetitive and boring from previous interactions in the series. With a balance of both dramatic and comedic moments, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, already out in Japan, will be available stateside later this year on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC, and expected to be available on PS5 since it is optimized for next-gen.