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■ Legendary Former Members of the Yakuza
Kazuma Kiryu (voiced by Takaya Kuroda)
The former fourth head of the Tojo Clan. He boasts the nickname “The Dragon of Dojima” and is a legendary yakuza notorious among members of the underworld. He was reporte as “dead” in 2016.
Goro Majima (voiced by Hidenari Ugaki)
The former head of the Tojo Clan underlings and head of the Clan’s subsidiary family, the Majima Family. Because of his vicious attitude and actions, he is called “The Mad Dog of Shimano” and is regarded to be an extremely violent yakuza. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.
Taiga Saejima (voiced by Rikiya Koyama)
The former head of Saejima Family, a subsidiary family of the Tojo Clan. He is a legendary yakuza for spending 25 years in prison and bears the title of “18 Yakuza Killer”. He and Majima are close and call each other brothers. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.
■ Their Battle Styles
Goro Majima’s Battle Style
Majima uses a combination of kick and demonic flame dagger attacks in a violent flurry. He uses a variety of unpredictable attacks that include wide-range strikes and attacks that can cause paralysis.
—Majima attacks unpredictably and continuously with kicks and slashes. The attacks with a purple lightning effect around it may paralyze Kasuga and company.
Taiga Saejima’s Battle Style
With punches, kicks, shoulder tackles, and more, every one of Saejima’s blows is a heavy hitter and has enough power to send the opponent flying upon contact.
—While Saejima’s attacks are not as frequent, they packs an abnormal amount of strength. One clean hit may be enough to knock you out.
Majima and Saejima’s Tag Team Attacks
When Majima and Saejima are both fighting together, by meeting set conditions Majima’s dagger and Saejima’s power can be combined to inflict a combination attack called “Goujin Gousatsu.”
—“Goujin Gousatsu” is powerful and unavoidable attack. Be sure to watch your HP at all times.
Kazuma Kiryu’s Battle Style
The legendary dragon Kazuma Kiryu will change his battle style and relentlessly attack. He has a total of four battle styles. Determining what battle style he is using and acting accordingly is the key to victory, otherwise you will get hit with a powerful counter blow.
- Brawler Style: A common style that combines simple brawler-style punches and kicks.
- Rush Style: A style that specializes in high speed rush attacks and evasion. Some attacks will cause you to “faint.”
- Breaker Style: A powerful style that uses swinging attacks and heavy weapons.
- Dragon of Dojima Style: The final style. It unleashes Kiryu’s three secret techniques, which are parrying, repelling, and the Tiger Drop.
—The strength of the legendary man has not rusted at all. Use every means possible to strike him with all your power.
—As the battle against Kiryu progresses, he will change his battle style to Breaker Style, where he picks up weapons to unleash destructive attacks. He will even pick up heavy drum cans to mow down Kasuga and company.
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, here, and here.
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