The Yakuza games have always contained a multitude of ways to spend your time, and the latest Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness or Yakuza: Like A Dragon, is no different. Players can look forward to racing go-karts, playing PachiSlot, and try to keep awake during boring movies, according to the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine, Famitsu.
Thanks to Gematsu, we now have a slightly better understanding of some of the features in the game. Turn-based battles have already been revealed, but what is interesting is how the world reacts when you are drawn into a fight. NPCs in the world transform themselves into RPG-like enemies with crazy mohawks, clothing, and even wielding weapons. You can even spend some cash and use your smartphone to summon aid from the likes of Gary Buster Holmes, Gonda Wara, and a crayfish.
Outside of the crazy combat, you can partake in new activities found in Yakuza 7, such as Dragon Kart, a racing mini-game where races through the streets are peppered with weapons like rocket launchers and Gatling guns. Players can head to traditional movie theaters, and help Ichiban Kasuga stay awake with some button mashing, or just play some PachiSlot that are slot machines unique to Japan.
Yakuza 7 is set to release on January 16, 2020, in Japan on the PS4. It will come to the West later in the year. In the meantime, the Yakuza Remastered Collection is heading to the PS4 as well, with Yakuza 3 available already.