A new gameplay trailer for the next Yakuza game, Like a Dragon, has just been released by Sega. The trailer confirms various details that have been revealed so far, from jobs, combat to weapons, summons and even more.

RPG fans would find themselves right at home, with various gameplay elements dedicated more to the genre. You would now be able to craft weapons, manage inventory and making various special skills. The Yakuza theme is weaved into pretty much everything, from exam celebration to substories, and that’s pretty much the main appeal of the series.

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The protagonist is betrayed by the person he trusted most

In this game, we would be playing as a new protagonist called Kasuga Ichiban. While the story might seem to be unrelated to the previous games at first, there are actually some subtle connections, as Ichiban is a member of the Arakawa Family, under the Tojo Clan. The Arakawa has appeared in Ryu ga Gotoku Online, a spin-off of the Yakuza series.

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Yokohama would be his new base of operations

The story begins when the protagonist was roped to take the fall for his direct superior – taking a sentence of eighteen years in prison. After he has served his time, Ichiban gets out just to be backstabbed once again by the same person. After the guy was shot and left for dead, he awakens in Yokohama – the new city that hasn’t been a setting for any Yakuza game before. From here, the protagonist would have to build up his base to get revenge on the people who betrayed him.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon would be released next month, Jan 16, 2020, for the PS4 in Japan, with a western release sometime later in the year, likely Summer 2020. Interested in more of our articles related to video games? Please check out this post for more information about the upcoming release of Hellblade 2.