Additional reporting by Daryl Harding
A bunch of details came through for the next entries in the Yakuza series, which is now shedding its former localized title in favor of continuing as the direct correlation to the Japanese series title Ryu ga Gotoku. In addition to revealing Like a Dragon 8the RGG Summit 2022: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio New Title Presentation event showed off new side story DLC that covers what Kazuma Kiryu has been up to since we last saw him.
Following the act of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Like a Dragon 8 will be another turn-based entry. This time, however, it will feature dual protagonists as both Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga get the spotlight. According to the announcement, this will be the largest game in the series, and they decided to go with turn-based RPG gameplay again since the focus is on the story.
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Like a Dragon 8 is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2024. Here’s the announcement trailer:
For those wondering what Kazuma has been up to since Yakuza 6during Yakuza: Like a Dragon and just prior to this new entry, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name aims to answer any lingering questions. The side story will come in at around half the size of a normal entry, and is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC in 2023.
Period piece Like a Dragon: Ishin! was announced during yesterday’s PlayStation State of Play presentation, and the release date has been narrowed down to February 21, 2023 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Following up on the initial announcement trailer, SEGA shared the new Ambush trailer:
In 1860s Kyoto, a solemn samurai’s fight for justice stands to change the course of Japan’s history forever. Available for the first time in the West, RGG Studio’s samurai epic Like a Dragon: Ishin! is remade with beautifully remastered graphics and additional content. Draw your blade and join the revolution in this heated historical adventure!
Finally, the Judgment series is now available on PC, both as individual releases of Judgment and Lost Judgment and as the Judgment Collection Bundlewhich includes the Kaito Files story DLC.
Source: SEGARGG Summit 2022
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