Yakuza: Like a Dragon represents a major departure for the franchise, but according to reviews of the Japanese version at least, it's still a really great game. The western version is currently scheduled to launch at the end of this year, it's even an Xbox Series X launch title, and this lengthy slice of footage is our best look at the English edition yet. We've got 14 minutes worth of gameplay which dives into all sorts of shenanigans.

We get a really good look at the new turn-based battle system, complete with abilities such as Pigeon Raid and skills like Boundless Cheer. Elsewhere, you can still run about the city and complete goofy side stories while in-depth mini-games make their triumphant return. Can Quest is an optional activity where you collect cans spread throughout the city and Dragon Kart is kart racing with rocket launchers. There'll also be a business management side story where Ichiban takes over a failing confectionary company and turns it into a profitable business once more. This is still classic Yakuza, isn't it?

Unfortunately, there is still no word on a PlayStation 5 version. At least we can still play the game on our current-gen Sony system. Are you excited to play Yakuza: Like a Dragon? Take your turn in the comments below.

[source youtube.com]