The next major entry in the series Yakuza has been revealed in Japan, and now it's shaking things up seriously. Ryu ga Gotoku 7 which will undoubtedly be called Yakuza 7 in the West, has a new main character, a new setting and a whole new system of combat.
Yakuza 7 used to get annoyed with the working title Shin Ryu ga Gotoku where shin means "new." After Yakuza 6: The Song of Life brought main character Kazuma Kiryu's story to end, the series will continue with new host Ichiban Kasuga, another former Yakuza who took the fall for a crime he did not commit. Apparently he is also a big fan of Dragon Quest .
The action shifts from Tokyo to the nearby port city of Yokohama. According to the Japanese gaming site Game Watch which reported at the press conference, the gaming area will be three times the size of the Camurocho area featured in every previous major game Yakuza .
The biggest change, however, seems to be the combat system, which switches from Street to Fury ̵
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Ryu ga Gotoku 7 will be released on PS4 in Japan on January 16, 2020 and will come to North America and Europe as Yakuza 7 later this year. It will be played at the Tokyo Game Show next month.