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Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a Launch Title for Xbox Series X

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a Launch Title for Xbox Series X - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 07 May 2020 / 2,110 Views

SEGA announced Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be a launch title for the Xbox Series X, and it will also be coming to the Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam. The game has previously been confirmed to launch in the west for the PlayStation 4. 

The Xbox Series X and Xbox One version of the game will support Smart Delivery and cross-save functionality.

View the Yakuza: Like a Dragon Xbox Series X cinematic trailer below:

Here is an overview of the game:

The Story Begins…

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is, at its core, an underdog story about fighting for what you believe in, even when you’re at rock bottom. Our new main protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family, takes the fall for a crime he didn’t commit in order to protect his patriarch and father-figure, Masumi Arakawa. After serving an 18-year prison sentence, he returns to society to discover that the clan he once belonged to has been destroyed, its few remaining members are being hunted in the streets, and learns that his former patriarch may be the man responsible for it all. Facing an unimaginable sense of betrayal, loss, and confusion, he sets out to discover the truth. This is where Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s story begins.

A Truly Outrageous RPG Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Along with the all-new cast and setting, Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduces a new dynamic RPG combat system that takes the genre somewhere it’s never been before – present-day Japan. Ichiban is a diehard RPG fan, so to help him stay focused in fights, he imagines the battlefield as if he was living in one of his favorite games. In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, players will level up 19 different ‘Jobs’ far from traditional RPG fare – not Warriors or Mages, but Bodyguards and Musicians, with completely unique strengths and skills. Get ready to step into Ichiban’s shoes and crack some skulls in style!

Welcome to the Underworld Playground

Even with so many changes, Yakuza: Like a Dragon still retains the core Yakuza experience, and a large part of that is the seemingly endless supply of hilarious minigames and substories spread throughout the city. Over 50 substories and a collection of never-before-seen minigames, as well as the return of fan-favorites like Karaoke and SEGA Arcades will ensure that players will enjoy their time in Yokohama to the fullest.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is everything that fans know and love about the series, with several over the top twists for the next generation. Featuring an entirely-new cast of characters and taking place in the brand new and beautifully-realized setting of Yokohama, players can jump right into the drama, action, and hilarity that Yakuza is known for.

Character Introductions

  • Ichiban Kasuga (voiced by Kazuhiro Nakaya) – Of the Arakawa Family, a Tojo Clan subsidiary. A low-ranking member of a low-ranking family, Kasuga is asked by his patriarch and father-figure, Masumi Arakawa, to turn himself in for a murder committed by the family captain, Jo Sawashiro. He is released after serving 18 years in prison, only to discover that the Tojo Clan has been eradicated from Kamurocho and in its place is the Omi Alliance of Kansai—and that Masumi Arakawa may be behind all of it. Seeking the truth, he heads to meet with his former patriarch.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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11 Comments

Ryotsu (on 07 May 2020)

I will buy this game for PS5

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Bristow9091 (on 07 May 2020)

Likewise, I'd have bought it for PS4, but since we now know it's coming to next gen consoles too, PS5 it is!

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DonFerrari (on 07 May 2020)

It is funny when it is already available for PS4 and consequently for PS5.

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Bristow9091 (on 07 May 2020)

How does that make it funny? o.O

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DonFerrari (on 07 May 2020)

Because it isn't really a launch title for me, and I bet it will also be available on Xbox One so through BC it would also be on XSX already.

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Mr Puggsly (on 08 May 2020)

The headline doesn't imply the game is launch on Series X. Its clearly saying the game will be available for the Series X launch.

If the Series X version is unique software designed for the Series X hardware, then its a launch title. If its just using BC, then its not launch title.

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DonFerrari (on 08 May 2020)

There will be improvements both for PS5 and XSX probably. The question is, will the same copy you buy on X1 works on XSX and vice-versa? Because that would let's say make the difference between crossgen (you have the game available on the 2 platforms but you need different copies) or BC (just use the same disc and works on both).

Like if the new was something like "Xbox Series X Yakuza 7 title will receive perks like x, y, z" then it would be direct and no question asked.

And don't mind my opening comment, It was just that I found funny the way it is reported (because of BC mostly). Like last gen to this one, if someone said GTAV will be a launch title on Xbox One I would say, ok they ported the game to Xbox and will likely have some improvements. But now with BC if someone said FFVIIR will be a launch title for PS5 I will just laugh and say well it is already launched and "available" to PS5 because of BC, so unless they launch a new code that can't be run on PS4 (which shouldn't be made) instead of a patch the correct new would be "FFVIIR will receive improvements on PS5 launch".

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Mr Puggsly (on 08 May 2020)

If someone said FFVIIR is launching on PS5, I would just assume its a version designed for PS5 specs. I am reluctant to believe a game could fully utilize PS5 specs while using PS4 BC code.

Therefore we just have to assume anything hyped as launch title is software built for the new specs.

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Radek (on 08 May 2020)

Man Microsoft really hijacked the franchise.

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Mr Puggsly (on 08 May 2020)

Maybe Sega is just glad to have the marketing.

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DonFerrari (on 08 May 2020)

Not really, they are just getting the content, easy port for Sega and perhaps some pocket change. No problem so far. If the next Yakuza becomes exclusive (even timed) to Xbox then we could think about saying something like this.

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