A release date for Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 has been announced, and it will be available on March 2, 2021. Meanwhile, all other versions of the game are now shifting their date to align with that of the next-gen Xbox version: Like a Dragon releases on November 10, 2020 for Xbox Series X / Series S, PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Sega previously confirmed that Like a Dragon would receive a PS5 version and promised an upgrade path from the PS4 version. And indeed, buying the PS4 version digitally will entitle you to a free download of the PS5 version once it’s available.
If you buy Like a Dragon on Xbox One, you will also automatically receive a Series X version through Xbox Smart Delivery. Additionally, Like a Dragon supports cross-save, so if you start the game on Xbox One, your progress will be transferred when you play the game on Series X.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon was released in Japan back in January, and the Western localization coming in November will feature English voiceovers and includes actor George Takei as Masumi Arakawa, patriarch of the Arakawa Family.
The game is the eighth title in the main Yakuza franchise and notably, Kazuma Kiryu isn’t the protagonist. Instead, you’ll play as Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza henchman, freshly released from prison. He took the fall for a muder he didn’t commit and was sentenced to 18 years in prison, and now released, discovers that no one is waiting for him. Kasuga’s new mission is to find out why his family betrayed him and reorient himself in the criminal underworld.
Unlike other Yakuza games, Like a Dragon will feature turn-based RPG-style combat based on the protagonist’s favorite game, Dragon Quest. Players can also participate in minigames like karaoke sessions and go-kart racing. Check out our full Yakuza: Like a Dragon preview for more teasers. And if you want to get your hands on a copy now, check out our Yakuza: Like a Dragon preorder guide.
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