For 15 years, the Yakuza series has delivered heartwarming moments, brutal violence, biciycle suplexes, baseball, and classic arcade games. Now, it’s going to go for something totally new – a multi-character RPG structure with a job system that changes the game. You’ll still be able to beat folks up, but you’ll also be able to enjoy beating them with a cake or take out enemies with guitar attacks as a musician or a hot skillet. The amazing thing is that the switch to a turn-based RPG is different, but the wacky attacks are actually right in line with what we’ve seen before.
The new “How Will You Rise” trailer showcases the turn-based combat and an English dub. This will be the first entry in the series since the PS2 original to get an English dub – as all other entries, including Yakuza Kiwami, have used English subtitles over Japanese dialogue. Like a Dragon features Ichiban Kaasuga and his allies take on over 20 jobs throughout the game as he lives out his dream of being a real-world RPG character. The game launches on November 13 on Xbox One, PC via Steam and the Windows Store, and the PlayStation 4 – with a PlayStation 5 release later and a day one release on Xbox Series X.