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Yakuza: Like a Dragon will release 4 months later on PS5, Sega confirms
Game will arrive on Sony’s next-gen console in March 2021
Sega has revised the previously announced Yakuza: Like a Dragon release date and dated the PS5 version of the game.
The game will now be released on November 10 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, PS4 and PC (it was previously due on November 13 for current-gen consoles and Steam). The PS5 version will be released in the West on March 2, 2021.
The game will support Smart Delivery, which lets players buy a title once and play it across Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, while players who purchase the digital PS4 version will be able to download the PS5 version at no extra cost at launch.
UPDATE: The game’s developer has released a statement providing additional details on the PlayStation upgrade path:
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Originally released for PS4 in Japan in January 2020, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is billed as “a complete reimagining of the franchise”, which debuted in 2005.
Introducing an RPG-style turn-based battle system, the game stars new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level yakuza member, and centres on his crew’s attempt to rise from rags to riches.
Sega has also confirmed that the game’s English voice cast includes actor George Takei as powerful patriarch Masumi Arakawa, “whose dissolution of the Tojo Clan’s yakuza empire sets into motion the conflict at the heart of this complex, winding narrative”.