It looks like you can play dress up in the upcoming Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon.
Sega just released a bombshell announcement for Yakuza 7. Not only will you be able to play as the franchise’s new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, but you’ll also be able to play as previous protagonists too. Or at least as Kasuga dressed up as Kiryu.
To be released as DLC, Yakuza 7 will get bonus costumes depending on where you buy the game. They’ll be “retailed-specific” bonuses in Japan, but so far there hasn’t been anything about the larger Western release. We suspect this might mean microtransactions, but we’ll wait for further details to be sure.
So who can you dress up as? Well, there’s Kazuma Kiryu, lead Yakuza character for nearly the entire franchise, as well as Goro Majima from Yakuza 0. Skins for Ryuji Goda, Daigo Dojima, and Kaoru Sayama from Yakuza 2 are also available, as well as Taiga Saejima and Makoto Date from Yakuza 6.
Haruka Sawamura, who has appeared in almost every Yakuza game, also makes an appearance as an available dress for Saeko Mukouda.
We've already got a lot of info on Yakuza 7, including just how the game will retain its off-the-wall sense of humor. Rather than the traditional beat-'em-up RPG that Yakuza has become known for, Yakuza 7 will be a turn-based RPG that blends classic JRPG elements with Yakuza's story.
For example, the game will have a "summon" system, but instead of summoning fantastic magical beasts to devour your opponents, you'll call up a seafood vendor to throw lobsters at enemies. Or something. We're really not all that clear where Kasuga gets those lobsters.
Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon arrives in Japan on January 16th, but there's a demo version of the game already available on the Japanese PlayStation Store. A Western release will have to wait until later in 2020.