We knew Yakuza: Like a Dragon would have special summoning abilities, including raining down lobsters to pinch your foes to death. Now, it appears that deceased characters from the series' past will be making a return through summons.
Just recently, Sega released a bunch of new screenshots for their upcoming RPG (yes, Yakuza is an RPG now). Among them is Daigo Dojima, confirmed to be returning alongside characters like Kiryu Kazuma and Goro Majima for the sequel.
Gematsu translated the full press release from Sega, and found out that Daigo has a unique battle ability called 'Eulogy of the Yakuza.' Through this ability, Daigo can seemingly summon all of the former Yakuza characters pictured below, including Kashiwagi, Shimano, Kazama, and even his father, Sohei Dojima.
It's not yet clear whether Daigo will be able to join protagonist Ichiban Kasuga's party for the upcoming game. We've seen screenshots of other returning characters like Majima and Taiga Saejima fighting against Ichiban's party, so it's not a stretch to assume that Daigo will use his unique ability against you, rather you yourself using it to summon the dead.
Speaking of weird stuff, there's the crazy trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon just below. The returning Nugget the Chicken from Yakuza 0 can briefly be seen, as well as Ichiban using a sword and shield against a literal dragon. This game is going to be wild.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is out next week in Japan on January 16. We'll have to wait a little longer, with the game slated to arrive later in 2020 in the west for the PS4.