After watching this new Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Yakuza 7 in Japan) gameplay video, we're happy to report that our hype levels have gone through the roof. Not only does the video highlight the game's all-new turn based combat system, it also showcases character classes (!), kart racing (!!), and a ridiculous minigame in which protagonist Ichiban must stay awake in a cinema by warding off men with sheep heads (!!!).
It looks like Yakuza's madness turned up to 11. And yes, as director and Yakuza godfather Toshihiro Nagoshi has said previously, this battle system is completely different from what you'd find in a traditional role-playing title. As you can see from the video, it's fluid and completely crazy, boasting all kinds of dynamic actions.
You can find an extended look at combat below:
We simply can't wait to get our hands on this one.