It’s the dawn of a new Era in the Yakuza franchise as Sega finally released Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the west.
Western gamers will finally get to experience the adventures of Ichiban Kasuga, brand new hero for the franchise, stepping in the rather challenging shoes that Kazuma Kiryu used to wear.
The game also sports a brand new genre, with JRPG gameplay that first debuted as April Fool and then turned out to be true in what’s arguably the best troll of the history of video games.
You can check out the launch trailer below.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is now available in the west for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox One Series S/X, and PC via Steam. The PS5 version will release later, on March 2, 2021.
If you’re interested in the English cast, you can check out the trailers featuring George Takei and Kaiji Tang, one starring Greg Chun, one focusing on Elizabeth Maxwell, one on Andrew Morgado, and one on Will Yun Lee.
If you’d like to see more about the game, you can check out the previous trailer, an epic music video, a bunch of recent commercials, another trailer, the previous promotional video, some gameplay from a few days ago, more gameplay showing all the jobs, some focusing on minigames, a batch of screenshots introducing the men of the Seiryukai, more showing the Omi Union crew, a few female characters that will help Ichiban Kasuga, a look at some inevitable product placement, one the at battle mechanics, another showing enemies and summons, one focusing on making money at the beginning of the game, one showcasing more advanced money-making activities, another on the new town Isezaki Ijincho, one on the Human Power stats, one on the Dragon Kart minigame, one showcasing the Bleach Japan organization, one featuring the Sujimon feature, one showcasing the return of old heroes, another focusing on how they will be summonable in battle, one showing fresh faces, and one focusing on photo mode and more.