Yakuza series has been running for more than ten years and they have become quite popular. The story of Kazuma Kiryu has given SEGA enough material to create a few games, some of them even based on secondary characters. We have also seen remakes like Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2, and even a prequel, Yakuza 0.
SEGA has surprised us with the announcement of Yakuza 7, a new title in the series that will follow the story of Ichiban Kasuga, another former Yakuza that has taken the blame for a crime he did not commit. The action will move to a new scenario too, and this time we will be able to explore the streets of Yokohama in an open-world adventure with RPG elements that will have a map three times bigger than the one in the previous game.
But what is really surprising is that Yakuza 7 will feature turn-based combat. Yes, you have heard it right. The next installment will have a completely different combat system. SEGA seems to be wanting to risk a lot with Yakuza 7 and might have turned the game into a sort of Final Fantasy.
You can take a look at how it works in a video posted on
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Guessing the reaction of the fans of the Yakuza series to this huge change in the game’s mechanics is not an easy thing. We should wait a bit longer to know more about the game before deciding if such a drastic change is worth it or not. Maybe the developers are trying to get the attention of a different type of players.
We will probably learn more about Yakuza 7 during the Tokyo Game Show next month. The release of the game is scheduled for January 16, 2020, on PlayStation 4 in Japan. It should come to the West a few months after that.
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