The extra content available in the upcoming action-adventure RPG
SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have been burning the midnight oil making Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the latest game in the acclaimed Yakuza series. If you’re a true fan of the series, you’ll be blown away with all the DLC included in the Legendary Hero Edition.
Here, we take a look at the content available in this jam-packed edition of the upcoming action-adventure RPG.
Turning into a true Yakuza
As you'd expect, Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Legendary Hero Edition comes with the base game. The eighth mainline game in the series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon follows Ichiban Kasuga, a new protagonist for the series.
After serving 18 years in the slammer despite being innocent, he ventures back onto the Yokohama city streets to find rejection and betrayal. Gameplay veers between a dramatic main plot and loads of quirky side missions.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon changes the series combat considerably from real-time beat 'em up action to a turn-based tactical strategy RPG.
Johann C. K. of Frontline Gaming Japan describes the game as a soft reboot that "makes it a great starting point for new players, especially those who might have been averse to the previous games’ action gameplay."
Sake it to me
There’s nothing wrong with looking a little flashy sometimes. Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Legendary Hero Edition comes with the Legend Costume Set, the Ultimate Costume Set, and the Crafting Set so you can strut around Japan decked out in your wildest fantasies.
Whether you are trying to look like Kiryu or Majima or something a little more over the top, the Legend Costume Set lets you venture through the game in style.
Loyal to the end
Yakuza: Like a Dragon has a job system that is reminiscent of the Dressphere system in Final Fantasy X-2. Each job is a class you can assign to different characters to improve their stats and abilities. You can swap out jobs without a hitch to best prepare for the battle at hand.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Legendary Hero Edition comes with two new jobs: Devil Rocker and Matriarch. Look not unlike a member of KISS as a Devil Rocker or wield a naginata as a Matriarch.
Managing your management
Yakuza games often have a business sim component where players can earn extra yen in the background while they run around working on completing the main game. In the older games, this involved running the Hostess Clubs.
In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, it’s called Management Mode. You get to hire employees to run your very own confectionery empire!
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Legendary Hero Edition includes the Management Mode Set where you get loads of experienced employees and hostesses to make your passive income in the game reach greater heights than ever before!
Karaoke mini-games have been a mainstay of the series since the very first game’s Japanese release on the PlayStation 2 in 2005. The Yakuza series has never been lacking in mini-games, and karaoke has been there since the very beginning.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Legendary Hero Edition features the Karaoke Set which lets players listen to new and classic karaoke favorites from the series’ rich history at the jukebox in the Survive Bar. Take a load off, quaff a virtual scotch, and listen to some of your favorites.
Like a dragon!
The amount of DLC you get in Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Legendary Hero Edition is bound to enrich your core gameplay experience with all of its extras. Not only does it come with the acclaimed base game, but you also get the Job Set, Management Mode Set, Crafting Set, Karaoke Set, Stat Boost Set, and Ultimate Costume Set DLC... Talk about an impressive package!
Pre-order your officially licensed Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Legendary Hero Edition Steam PC key from Fanatical now.
Article by Mat Bradley-Tschirgi
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