It’s time to journey back to the Japanese criminal underworld lifestyle in the eyes of a new protagonist, as Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio finally unleash the official launch trailer of “Yakuza: Like a Dragon” — the eight mainline installment in the Yakuza series that sees players step away from Kazuma Kiryu and take control of a new hero, Ichiban Kasuga.

Here’s the launch trailer in all its mighty gangster glory, with the song “Here Comes the Hotstepper” playing in the background.

If you missed out the plot of this new entry in the series, here’s the overview from the official website of the game:

In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, players take on the role of Ichiban Kasuga (played by Kaiji Tang), a rough around the edges member of the yakuza who is on the hunt for the truth after being mysteriously betrayed by his clan after voluntarily serving an 18-year prison sentence for a crime he did not commit in order to protect his patriarch and father-figure, Masumi Arakawa (played by George Takei).

Along the way, Ichiban meets a rag-tag cast of characters including rogue cop Adachi (played by Andrew Morgado), ex-nurse Nanba (played by Greg Chun) and Saeko (played by Elizabeth Maxwell), a hostess on a mission. Together, Ichiban and his crew must rise together to become the heroes they never anticipated becoming.

Be sure to check out our official review on Yakuza: Like a Dragon here.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is now available for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS4, and PC, with the PS5 release hitting on March 2, 2021.