Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have announced that they are moving up the release date of “Yakuza: Like A Dragon” to November 10 for Microsoft’s Xbox Series consoles. Much like Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed Valhalla, the move is to coincide with the recently announced release date of the Xbox Series X — which hits stores on the same date.
While Microsoft’s newest console will enjoy getting the game a few days ahead, the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of the game still remain glued to their November 13 release window. Curiously however, the release date for the PS5 is listed as “coming soon”, as Sega has opted to reveal things at a later date. Whether that means they are waiting until Sony announces release date details for their newest console is anybody’s guess.
Released as “Ryū ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue” in Japan, Like A Dragon shifts the focus away from longtime series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and to a new hero:
Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an eighteen-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.
Ichiban sets out to discover the truth behind his family’s betrayal and take his life back, drawing a ragtag group of society’s outcasts to his side: Adachi, a rogue cop, Nanba, a homeless ex-nurse, and Saeko, a hostess on a mission. Together, they are drawn into a conflict brewing beneath the surface in Yokohama and must rise to become the heroes they never expected to be.
Read up more on our previous Yakuza: Like A Dragon article with the reveal of the English dub cast which includes Star Trek veteran and star George Takei.