Yakuza 8: First Photographs Reveal Returning Characters From Like a Dragon

The primary pictures from Yakuza 8 have appeared on-line, revealing that varied characters will likely be coming back from earlier entry Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

As reported by Famitsu, a behind the scenes video from YouTuber and MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura gave a tour of developer Ryu Ga Gotoku’s studio, alongside a short have a look at Like a Dragon heroes Ichiban Kasuga, Koichi Adachi, and Yu Nanba within the new recreation (beneath).

Yakuza 8 will reportedly be set in a brand new city, and we additionally discovered that Asakura himself can be showing as a personality within the recreation. Kasuga has additionally had considerably of a makeover, seemingly now showing together with his hair tied again as a substitute of in his iconic wild hairdo.

Yakuza 8 First Photographs

That is the primary correct piece of knowledge we have had about Yakuza 8, because it was solely confirmed to be in improvement at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio in November 2021.

Studio director Masayoshi Yokoyama did affirm a little bit on the time, saying the brand new recreation can be a continuation of Like a Dragon’s story set a couple of years later, so it is smart that protagonist Kasuga, Adachi, and Nanba have appeared on this new footage.

We additionally know that Yakuza 8 will stay a turn-based RPG, after Like a Dragon made a swap to the style after 7 action-based Yakuza video games. In our 7/10 overview, IGN mentioned: “Yakuza: Like a Dragon takes some daring steps in a brand new path for the collection however neglects to keep up its steadiness.”

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll discuss The Witcher all day.

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