Welcome to the new generation! And what better way to christen your new Xbox Series X or S than with a brand-new Yakuza title! Yakuza: Like a Dragon is now available on Xbox Series X, Series S, Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is somewhat of a fresh start for the franchise featuring an all new protagonist that goes by the name of Ichiban Kasuga. His origin story echoes that or fan-favourite Kiryu Kazuma in that Ichiban has recently been released from an 18-year stint in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. His epic journey for truth will see him make new friends and entrust them into his inner circle.
Ichiban’s newfound friends also act as your party as Yakuza: Like a Dragon completely flips the action brawler fighting style on its head and becomes a turn-based affair. Each member of your party can choose from one of 19 different jobs to fight on the battlefield. With job titles such as Bodyguard and Musician, you can wield bats and guitars to smash over peoples heads!
Despite this being a new area for the franchise, the core Yakuza gameplay remains. Expect hilarious substories, crushing fights and attacks, more plot twists than you can imagine, and of course, lots of karaoke!
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available to buy and download now from the Xbox Store, and comes in three different versions. All pre-orders come with the Legends Costume Set that allows Ichiban and his crew to dress like classic Yakuza characters such as Kiryu, Goro Majima and Haruka. Firstly, there is the Day Ichi Edition is the standard edition and is priced at £54.99. Then, there is the Hero Edition at £64.99 that comes with the Devil Rocker and Matriarch jobs for battling and extra characters for the Management Mode roster. Finally is the Legendary Hero Edition at £74.99 that comes with all the above, plus the Karaoke and Crafting Mat sets.
You’ll find the game available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and PS4 right now, with PS5 launch in March 2021. Keep an eye out for our review.
RISE LIKE A DRAGON Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most. Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family’s betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city’s outcasts on his journey. LEVEL UP FROM UNDERDOG TO DRAGON IN DYNAMIC RPG COMBAT Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls! ENTER THE UNDERWORLD PLAYGROUND When you’re not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There’s always something new around the corner.