Yakuza Like a Dragon 2

Japanese gaming publication Famitsu has given us our very first look at Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2 — or whatever the sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon ends up being called. Despite being officially announced back in October of last year, we haven't seen anything of the sequel up until now. All we know for sure is that it'll once again star the lovable Ichiban Kasuga.

Anyway, Famitsu's off-screen shots show Ichiban (now with his hair tied back into a little ponytail) as well as returning characters Yu Nanba and Koichi Adachi. The fact that the game is suddenly being covered may suggest that a debut trailer is heading our way soon. It's starting to seem likely that it'll show up at Tokyo Game Show 2022, which is happening in September.

Famitsu also confirms that the game will feature Mikuru Asakura — a popular Japanese mixed martial artist. We don't yet know who Asakura will be playing, but as per the fighter's own video on the subject, he's in there. And of course, Asakura won't be the first sports personality to show up in a Yakuza game — the series already has a history of throwing professional wrestlers into the mix.

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