Sega has released new information and screenshots for Yakuza: Like a Dragon introducing the “Sujimon Encyclopedia” and three of the game’s various sub-stories.
Get the details below.
■ Sujimon Encyclopedia
The Sujimon Professor is researching “Sujimon,” the name he gave to the dangerous men, or “sujimono,” of Isezaki Ijincho. By cooperating with the professor to collect data, he will give you items in return.
Meeting the Sujimon Professor
When walking about town, a degenerate suddenly attacks protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and company. After repelling the lowlife, a mysterious man with a scarred face who calls himself the Sujimon Professor approaches and invites Kasuga and company to his laboratory.
For the sake of peace in the city, the Sujimon Professor is collecting data to create an app called the “Sujimon Encyclopedia.” Sujimon is the name he has given to dangerous men in the city. Witnessing Kasuga and company’s strength, he requests their cooperation in collecting their data on. This was the start of Kasuga’s journey to become a “Sujimon Master”…
Registering Data to the Sujimon Encyclopedia
The Sujimon Encyclopedia is a smartphone app developed by the Sujimon Professor, which he installs onto Kasuga’s phone. By fighting enemies, their data will automatically register to the app.
—To test out the functionality of the Sujimon Encyclopedia, the Sujimon Professor has prepared blue, red, and green Sujimon. Which Sujimon will Kasuga choose…?
—Battle against the blue, red, and green Sujimon summoned by the Sujimon Professor.
Sujimon Encyclopedia Information
In the Sujimon Encyclopedia, you can check where an enemy frequently appears, their weaknesses, likely dropped items, and more.
—When you defeat a Sujimon, its data will immediately register to the Sujimon Encyclopedia. Aim to register all 225 Sujimon.
In addition an exciting main story, Yakuza: Like a Dragon also offers plenty of sub-stories featuring the people of the city.
“Legendary Underground Arms Dealer”
There are rumors of a legendary underground arms dealer in a corner of Isezaki Ichincho who controls the black market and sells powerful weapons. Kasuga goes to the rumored arms dealer, but seemingly needs to overcome a trial to be able to purchase anything. By overcoming the trial, the legendary underground arms dealer Chow will summon him…
—Chow seems to know of the old Tojo Clan. Have you seen this man somewhere before…?
—To be able buy anything from the underground arms dealer, certain conditions must be met.
“To Suck with You”
By a strange coincidence, Kasuga meets Professor Okida, the developer of the home cleaning robot SO-ZI. Kasuga invests his money in the professor, who is eager to create a huge vacuum cleaner that will make the city sparkle. After hearing that the huge, new model SO-ZI, dubbed “O-SO-ZI-Maru,” has been completed, the professor gives it a test run in the city with Kasuga in attendance, but…
—Thanks to Kasuga’s investment, the huge cleaning robot “O-SO-ZI-Maru” is born!
—The professor proudly starts up the robot for a test run, but it looks like it is going to suck up not just garbage, but also the professor himself…
“Welcome to the Great Animal Circus”
After learning that the traveling circus is coming to Hamakita Park, Kasuga decides he might as well go. While the ringmaster is confident in the bear’s acrobatics, the bear does not seem to like him very much…
—Kasuga receives a flyer about the circus in Hamakita Park.
—The circus bear escapes its cage… How will Kasuga and company deal with such a sticky situation!?
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now. Read more about the game here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.
View the screenshots at the gallery.