Like a Dragon 4: Successor of the Legend (龍が如く4 伝説を継ぐもの, “Ryū ga Gotoku 4: Densetsu wo Tsugumono”?), is a video game developed and published by Sega exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The game was announced on July 24, 2009. A promotion video was presented at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show and a preview presenting the main story was released on January 13, 2010.
We are waiting for a release in West and Europe! Maybe sega will announce it for E3?
A free trial version was available for download on the Japanese PlayStation Store on March 5, 2010. This demo featured Story Mode, which comes with an updated version of Yakuza 3s shooting minigame called Boxcellios 2, and a brand new “4-type Battle Mode” which allows to play with the four characters. The Trial Version’s download size is 1,78GB. It has since been removed.
2- Story and environnement
There are three new main protagonists alongside Kazuma Kiryu, the main character since the original Yakuza game. These are Masayoshi Tanimura, Shun Akiyama and Taiga Saejima. These teammates have a connected story through the game with each other and Kiryu himself.
Other new characters include a Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department detective called Junji Sugiuchi (Kenichi Endou), a Tojo Clan yakuza called Hiroaki Arai (Ikki Sawamura), a high rank police officer called Seishirou Munakata (Kinya Kitaoji) and a woman called LiLi (Majyu Ozawa).
Three new locations are added since Kamurocho gets a vertical expansion called Rooftop (屋上, okujou) which is made up of building roofs; there is also Kamurocho’s back, a brand new area known as Rojiura (路地裏) and a third area expansion named Underground (地下, chika) for it includes city sewers, parking lot and shopping arcades.
- Takaya Kuroda as Kazuma Kiryu (桐生 一馬)
- Kōichi Yamadera as Shun Akiyama (秋山 駿)
- Hiroki Narimiya as Masayoshi Tanimura (谷村 正義)
- Rikiya Koyama as Taiga Saejima (冴島 大河)
- Majyu Ozawa as Riri (リリ)
- Kenta Kiritani as Takeshi Kido (城戸 武)
- Satoshi Tokushige as Daigo Dojima (堂島 大吾)
- George Takahashi as Goh Hamazaki (浜崎 豪)
- Kenichi Endou as Junji Sugiuchi (杉内 順次)
- Ikki Sawamura as Hiroaki Arai (新井 弘明)
- Kinya Kitaoji as Seishiro Munakata (宗像 征四郎)
- Hidenari Ugaki as Goro Majima (真島 吾朗)
- Rie Kugimiya as Haruka Sawamura (澤村 遥)
Yakuza 4 trailer: