After nearly a year of the Japanese release, the West will also receive Ichiban Kasuga’s adventures.
SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (Ryu Ga Gotoku is the original, Japanese name of Yakuza) announced that Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which released in Japan as Ryu Ga Gotoku 7, exclusively on PlayStation 4, will be available in localized format from November 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC (Steam an Microsoft Store). Friday 13, eh? And don’t forget about the next-gen version. The Xbox Series X will find it amongst its launch titles (it would be quite an ordeal if the console does launch on November 6, the rumoured day… a week before the other versions), while the PlayStation 5 can expect the game at a later date, as Microsoft has paid the developers.
SEGA also released a new trailer to celebrate the announcement of the Western release date. In it, Ichiban Kasuga is seen along with three party members (Nanba, Saeko, and Adachi – when we said the game is a little more RPG than before, we were not joking), swapping between the 20+ available jobs in the game that change their skills, perks, and abilities. Ichiban envisions himself as a lead character in an RPG, fighting his enemies in turn-based combat. (Hey, he isn’t far off from the truth, as the game offers exactly that, even if SEGA claims the combat system is „dynamic RPG”… but 18 years of prison can change people. Maybe he somewhat lost his mind in there?)
Yakuza: Like A Dragon drops on November 13 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The Xbox Series X will get it as a launch title, depending on when it hits the shelves, and the PlayStation 5 will receive it later due to an exclusivity deal.
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