Hot off the heels that Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be coming to Xbox Game Pass on 30th July, SEGA and RGG Studio have released a slew of news on the latest instalment in the Yakuza franchise, Like a Dragon.
First up, a brand-new trailer:
Notice the English voiceovers? Just like Yakuza spinoff Judgment had, Like a Dragon will feature dual voice tracks: traditional Japanese and English, with a stellar cast.
Joining the likes of Kaiji Tang as main protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and Greg Chun – who previously did an excellent job as Takayuki Yagami in Judgment – as Yu Nanba, is the legendary actor George Takei. For those that don’t know, George Takei has appeared in Scrubs, Heroes, The Simpsons, BoJack Horseman and so much more, but will be instantly recognisable as Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek. In Like a Dragon he will be taking on the role of Masumi Arakawa, a powerful patriarch in the yakuza empire and an adversary of Ichiban’s.
Whilst a concrete release date has still to be revealed, Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be arriving in November 2020 for both Xbox One and Xbox Series X on Day One thanks to Smart Delivery, meaning players will only need to purchase it once to play on both consoles. With that in mind, pre-orders have also gone live today on the Xbox Store, with a few different versions to consider.
All pre-orders will include the Legends Costume Set featuring outfits from Kiryu Kazuma, Goro Majima and more fan favourites from the franchise. The Day Ichi Edition is the standard edition and is priced at £54.99.
Next, the Hero Edition comes in at £64.99 but also comes with the Job Set and Management Mode Set. The Job Set includes the Devil Rocker and Matriarch jobs for the new turn-based battle system, and the Management Mode Set adds new and legendary characters to the Management Mode roster. Expect some more news soon on what exactly the Management Mode is
Finally, there is the Legendary Hero Edition. This is priced at £74.99 and includes all the above plus Karaoke Set and Crafting Mat Set. The Karaoke Set contains 23 extra songs for the classic karaoke minigame featuring Judgement, 24 Hour Cinderella, Machine Gun Kiss, Shine X3 and of course, Bakamatai. The Crafting Mat Set includes stacks of in-game items to craft equipment with and will give players a great starting point. A retail edition of the Day Ichi Version will also be available and will come with a steelbook case.
The launch of Yakuza: Like a Dragon is edging ever closer. Let us know in the comments which version you will be picking up but stay with us for even more Yakuza coverage coming very soon!