Yakuza: Like a Dragon heads west in November, coming to PS5

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 16:28 GMT

Yakuza: Like a Dragon will head west this fall and it will also be coming to PlayStation 5 and will feature George Takei.

Sega has announced Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be released in November on PC and current-gen consoles in the west. While an exact date was not provided, it could possibly arrive on the 12th if the Microsoft Store listing is any indication.

It was also announced today the game would be made available on PS5. The game is also heading to Xbox Series X as well. It will be made available at launch for XSX and release at a later date on PS5.

The Xbox versions will support Smart Delivery. A PS5 upgrade path is also being planned for the western release and will be announced at a later date.

Like a Dragon will also feature English voice-overs, and one of the voice actors is none other than George Takei from the original Star Trek.

Takei plays the role of Masumi Arakawa, a powerful patriarch whose dissolution of the Tojo Clan’s yakuza empire sets into motion the conflict at the heart of the game’s narrative.

The previously announced Day One Edition will now be called the Day Ichi (“one” in Japanese) Edition and will be joined by the Hero and Legendary Hero editions, also available for pre-order on all platforms’ digital storefronts starting today.

The Day Ichi Edition, available for $59.99 in digital format, includes the Legends Costume Set incorporating eight costumes representing fan-favourite figures from the Yakuza series, from Kazuma Kiryu to Daigo Dojima. A physical edition, called the Day Ichi SteelBook Edition, also includes the Legends Costume Set and comes in a stylish SteelBook® for your collection.

The Hero Edition (for $69.99, available in digital format) includes all features from the Day Ichi Edition, as well as the Job Set, which adds two new playable jobs – the guitar-shredding Devil Rocker and the naginata-wielding Matriarch, and the Management Mode Set, which contains a wide selection of additional employees for the expansive Management Mode minigame.

Lastly, the Legendary Hero Edition (for $89.99, available in digital format) includes all Hero Edition content as well as the full in-game Crafting Set, Karaoke Set, Ultimate Costume Set and Stat Boost Set.

This is the seventh main entry in the franchise and stars a new character by the name of Kasuga Ichiban and it takes place in Yokohama.

It features turn-based combat, side content, mini-games, and even underground dungeons.

Like a Dragon is available in Japan for PS4.

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