Yakuza: Like A Dragon Released Vending Machine Rummaging, Side Quests Details And More!
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
PlayStation 4™ – JAPAN
On the new game details released it was discussed that the protagonist Ichiban Kasuga starts penniless at the beginning of the game. Hence, he needs to earn money in many ways such as rummaging around vending machines for change and more. Check out the details and some screenshots below.
How to Make Money at the Beginning of the Game?
At the beginning of the game, protagonist Ichiban Kasuga starts off penniless at the garbage dump homeless town of Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama. Therefore, he will have to start earning money in ways such as rummaging around vending machines for change and picking up cans.
- Rummaging Around Vending Machines
By looking around near vending machines, you can pick up items and money. Kasuga, who was dumped in Yokohama without a penny to his name, does not have any equipment, so winning battles will be difficult. It is important to steadily earn money by rummaging around vending machines and such early in the game.
(If luck is on your side, you may even come across big amounts like 500 yen.)
- Survival Can Collection
After Namba introduces you to a can collection job, you can play the “Survival Can Collection” play spot, where you collect cans on a bike. Collect the required amount of cans or more and reach the goal within the time limit to clear the game. However, you will lose a large quantity of cans if you collide with garbage trucks, other homeless, or drum cans, so be on alert.
Also, by drinking the nutrition drinks that fall all over town, you can enter a “boost state” to move at a higher speed for several seconds. Utilize boosts to escape other homeless trying to run into you, or to reach the goal in time and get a high score.
Collected cans are converted into “Eco Points,” which can be exchanged for various items. Eco Points can also be turned into money, so they will also serve as a means of making money as a homeless person early on in the game.
(The locations of cans and other homeless are displayed on the map, which you can check to more efficiently collect cans.)
(If you run into other homeless while boosting, you can steal their cans. Since boosting is essential for efficient can collection, be sure to pick up any nutritional drink you come across. But be careful as carelessly running into other homeless will result in you losing your own cans.)
(The more cans you collect, the higher the bonus, so aim for the high score.)
- Part-Time Job Quests
Part-Time Job Quest is a new element that sees Kasuga register as a member of “PartTimeJobHero.com,” a service he learns about via a certain event. By taking care of the quests from the quest list, you can obtain rewards such as money and items. There are various types of quests, from getting rid of hoodlums to searching for cats and more.
Since there are a wealth of quests, from going out to rescue someone, defeating specific enemies loitering the streets, and obtaining and delivering specific items, keep the details of each quest in mind when walking around the city.
By clearing quests, you will earn “Membership Points,” and once you save up a specific amount or more, your “Membership Rank” will increase, allowing you to take on higher difficulty quest with stronger items as rewards.
(After a certain event, you will meet a man named Hiroo who wears a hero mask. Hiroo manages a service called “PartTimeJobQuest.com.”)
(The quest list.)
Quests are divided into three categories:
- Support – Quests like supplying items and searching for someone, which can be resolved by walking around town.
- Rescue – Quests where you have to defeat hoodlums causing people trouble.
- Challenge – Quests where you can improve yourself to become a human worth of the title hero. You can significantly develop Kasuga’s “Life Experience” by clearing such Challenges.
(A quest where you have to go out into town and find a cat. Cat finding quests may even have unexpected rewards.)
(Quests such as item delivery or defeating specific enemies are cleared by reporting back to contact persons, where you can obtain your reward. Contact persons can be found all over Yokohama, including Hiroo’s company, the convenience store POPPO, and more.)
(You will receive a detailed report for clearing a quest, which includes your money and items received.)
How to Spend Your Money?
Equipping stronger equipment and summoning strong allies as you progress through the story is essential, but you will need a lot of money to do so. Here, we will introduce “Delivery Help,” which can be called upon in battle as powerful help and is an effective use of your money.
- Spending Money on Delivery Help
“Delivery Help” is a feature in which you can pay money to summon powerful assist characters in battle. Here we will look at a strong character that requires a lot of money to summon, as well as the character select screen.
(The Delivery Help screen displays information such as a character’s traits and summon cost.)
You will be able to summon more characters as you clear the game’s sub-stories. The effect and price of a summon varies per character, so try summoning them all. Naturally, the higher the cost of the character, the greater their effect will be. If you earn more money, you will be able to summon stronger characters.
(Character Name: Jay-san | Service: “Butcher’s Show”)
A mysterious and giant man wielding a large meat cleaver, whose meat-chopping skills are top-tier. A strong character, one summon costs 60,000 yen, but the effect is suited to the price. In addition to dealing major damage to enemies with his skillful knife handling, he may also inflict the “nervous” status ailment.
Did you guys get good new pieces of information? It’s up to you on how you want to earn money and always remember the more money you earn the stronger the character you can summon.
In case you missed it…
Sega officially announced that the next entry to the iconic Yakuza game franchise, Yakuza 7, is now known as Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the Western regions or Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness/Ryu ga Gotoku 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness in Japan (龍が如く７ 光と闇の行方).
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the eighth main release in the Yakuza franchise which mainly features a brand new protagonist. So, we say goodbye to The Dragon of Dojima, Kazuma Kiryu. This action role-playing game is coming to Japan on January 16th, 2020. Meanwhile, the Western localization will come in 2020 as well. So, folks please wait for the Western release date announcement.
Read more about the game >HERE<
Ryu ga Gotoku 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness or Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming to Japan in January 2020 for PlayStation 4. Here at Playasia, this action RPG is now available for pre-order. Click the button below to pre-order your copies right now!
- Live command RPG battles – Set up the party of Ichiban Kasuga and his crew, and use various jobs to battle the enemies
- Adventure – A new area of Isezaki Ijincho in Yokohama that is three times larger than Kamurocho in Tokyo
- Jobs – Various jobs are available that uses different battle style and unique techniques
- Changing Jobs – Ichiban Kasuga and his allies can change to various job at Hello work. Try a combination of various jobs and set up your dream party
- Job Rank – Character gain experience and learn new techniques, unique to specific job