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Check out the unique job system in Yakuza: Like a Dragon

The latest trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon shows off the game’s wacky job system, replacing the likes of mages and warriors with *checks notes* breakdancers and chefs?

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The latest trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon shows off the game’s wacky job system, replacing the likes of mages and warriors with *checks notes* breakdancers and chefs?

Yakuza: Like a Dragon marks a real shift for the Yakuza series. We’re not playing as Kiryu Kazuma, for one thing. Instead, we play as Ichiban Kasuga, a member of the Tojo Clan’s Arakawa Family who has just served a long prison sentence for a murder he didn’t commit to protect a senior member of the family.

Which is a big shift, sure, but it’s the changes to the game’s combat that are most notable. Gone is the series’ classic brawling; in its place, a classic J-RPG combat system. (Of sorts.)

But because this is a Yakuza game, it’s properly weird. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the latest trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which takes Final Fantasy V’s classic “job” system and… well, it does this:

Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches for PC, PS4 and Xbox One on November 13, 2020. The Xbox Series X version is due to launch soon after, also in November, with a PlayStation 5 version coming somewhere down the line.


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