Yakuza: Like a Dragon's latest trailer ended with a bit of a surprise, didn't it? Despite concluding his story arc in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, former protagonist Kazuma Kiryu returns in the turn-based seventh iteration. We don't expect him to play too much of a major role in the narrative, but then he's going to be joined by even more familiar faces from the franchise's past.
As explained in the latest Sega Nama livestream and reported by Siliconera, fan-favourite Goro Majima will also be making his comeback. Alongside him, Taiga Saejima of Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5 fame and Daigo Dojima join the line-up of returning characters. Dojima has appeared in every single main entry in the Yakuza franchise except for the original Yakuza: Kiwami.
With an all-new protagonist, Yakuza: Like a Dragon was seemingly pitched as a clean break for the series, but it looks like faces of old are still lingering in the shadows. Are you happy about the game bringing back so many established characters? Or were you hoping for a completely new cast, similar to Judgment? Let us know in the comments below.