Sega has detailed four new jobs that will be available to players as part of the job system in the upcoming Yakuza title, Yakuza: Like a Dragon. With the Dancer, Fortuneteller, Riot Police Officer, and Idol jobs, players can outfit protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and his allies with the best skills to handle any obstacles in their way. Switching jobs is as easy as popping into your local Hello Work location to mix and match the various skills and fighting styles offered by the various job classes. You can read more below to find out about the unique skills and abilities for the four recently revealed jobs!
A high-spirited job that unleashes rhythmic and cool attacks while dancing. The Dancer's break dance-based spin attacks deal damage to surrounding enemies, meaning group battles are of no issue. Other than that, the Dancer possesses many tricky techniques, and it is said to showcase its skill through the skillful combination of these techniques.
A job that fights with a crystal ball in hand. While the Fortuneteller does not appear suited for battle at first glance, it is very frightful job that can create various disastrous and miraculous effects such as thunder through its "fortunetelling," as well as deal heavy damage and status ailments to enemies. The fortuneteller is a job that possesses a certain wickedness like a wizard, unlike Nanba's original job, the Homeless job. Since its defense power is low, it is important to use techniques without getting close to the enemy.
Riot Police Officer:
A job with a full-body armor and a large shield. As its appearance suggests, it boasts high defense power and toughness. With attack and defense techniques that make use of its shield, the Riot Police Officer would play the role of the "Heavy Warrior" or "Knight" in an RPG. Since this is a job that specializes in defense and is difficult to defeat in battle, it is recommended that characters with low physical and defense power be brought up as a Riot Police Officer.
A job that is exclusive to female characters, the Idol charms its enemies and heals its allies, and would play the role of a "Priestess" in an RPG. Its abilities are extremely balanced, and uses a microphone to fight with direct attacks, as well as many song-based attack and recovery techniques. The Idol is an all-purpose, easy to use job that can play the role of both an attacker and a healer.
Each job has its own Job Rank which can be increased by gaining experience through battles, completing substories, and more. Raising the Job Rank on each job will unlock new techniques unique to that job, while also raising the base stats for that character. These stat gains are carried over to other jobs, too, meaning that mastering jobs is a quick way to develop characters and increase their overall abilities.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is scheduled for release on PlayStation 4 on January 16th in Japan, with a Western release on the way later in 2020.