Game company SEGA recently released new information about upcoming video game Yakuza: Like a Dragon introducing two jobs.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon details Bodyguard
There are two jobs that have been
detailed, which are the Bodyguard and the Host. They also revealed new
information on the Just Action system and new battle techniques.
Check them out here:
■ New Jobs: “Bodyguard” and “Host”
“Bodyguard” and “Host” are jobs that
protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and male party members can change to at Hello Work
in Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama. Each job drastically changes the character’s
battle style and skills.
An attack-type job that wields a katana.
Its sword-type attacks have a fixed chance of inflicting the “bleeding” status
ailment, which causes additional damage with each turn.
—Kiwami Skill: “Onigiri”
“Onigiri” is a simple, high-powered
single sword slash skill.
Fights wielding a sake bottle. It has a
number of tricky skills including an attack that shoots ice-cold sake at the
enemy and inflicts the “cold” status ailment, supporting party members with
exciting calls, and “charming” enemies to make them unable to attack. The
“cold” status ailment may cause the enemy to catch a cold that deals additional
damage with each turn. However, be careful as party members who get close to
that enemy may also end up catching a cold.
—Kiwami Skill: “Bubble
Shoots ice-cold sake in the face of the
enemy. Also inflicts the “cold” status ailment.
■ Kiwami Skills
In Yakuza: Like a Dragon,
there is a major difference between standard attacks and Kiwami Skills. Kiwami
Skills are special skills that require MP (Mental Points) to unleash. They are
stronger than standard attacks and offer various effects such as party member
healing. The Kiwami Skills available differ greatly depending on the job, and
the Kiwami Skills you utilize will be the key to victory in battle.
Many Kiwami Skills are equipped with an
element called “Just Action.” Like the series’ mainstay “Heat Action” element,
Just Action implements action-based controls such as button mashing or timed
inputs, with successful inputs resulting in greater damage dealt to the enemy.
Also, by pressing the X button at the
right time just before an enemy attack hits you, you can put up your guard and
reduce the damage received.
Destroy tough enemies with successful
Just Actions that offer the thrill of an action game in a command-based RPG.
Just Action Examples
Here is a look at the Just
Action-equipped Kiwami Skills for each character’s exclusive jobs.
Kasuga’s starting job, “Permanent
Part-Timer,” is the only job in the game without a weapon, relying solely on
its fist to fight in a brawler battle style. “Full-Strength Punch” is a Kiwami
Skill that the Permanent Part-Timer can learn from the beginning, and has a
fixed chance to downing the enemy. If the Just Action is successful, you can
deal extra damage to the enemy.
The next job following Kasuga’s starting
job Permanent Part-Timer job is “Hero,” which fights wielding a bat. The Kiwami
Skill “Mega Swing” is a convenient skill that damages a wide range of enemies.
If the Just Action is successful, it will deal even greater damage.
Namba’s exclusive job “Homeless” has
various skills. The Kiwami Skill “Mystery Joujutsu” is a consecutive attack
skill using an umbrella and cane. If the Just Action is successful, even the
powerless Homeless job can deal great damage.
Adachi’s exclusive job “Detective”
fights with a powerful battle style. The Kiwami Skill “Reckless Strikes” is a
series of consecutive attacks that strikes the enemy with a baton. If the Just
Action is successful, the number of attacks will increase.
Saeko’s exclusive job “Junior Mama”
fights wielding a handbag. The Kiwami Skill “Handbag Wind” is a spin attack
that utilizes the weight of the handbag. Since it deals damage to a wide range
of enemies, it is optimal when surrounded by enemies or in a narrow space. If
the Just Action is successful, its attack power will increase, rounding up a
group of enemies in a single blow.
■ New Battle Technique
In a live command RPG, it is essential
to utilize the battle situation when determining how you fight, including the
state of the city, enemies’ positioning, and so on that change in real-time.
Here are two new battle techniques you can utilize in addition to the
previously introduced signs and bicycles.
A technique that, by blowing an enemy
back and hitting them against other enemies, can deal additional damage to the
enemy, as well as deal damage to all enemies involved. How the enemy gets blown
back differs for each Kiwami Skill, so use this technique properly according to
Hit by a Car
During battles near roadways, you can
blow them back into the street to get hit by a passing car. If a car hits them,
it will deal major damage. When dealing with enemies near roadways, utilize
your Kiwami Skills to blow them back far and into the street.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch on PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan. North America and Europe will get it in 2020.