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SEGA shares Yakuza: Like a Dragon release info and other plans

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Comic Con @ Home turned out to be a good source of new details on the upcoming yakuza-themed RPG.

As Comic Con @ Home opened today, Sega of America revealed new information about the upcoming game's release date, platforms, voice actors and more. The eagerly anticipated seventh entry in the main series (there also are a prologue and assorted side story and remake entries) arrived in Japan in January of this year and will be available in North America and elsewhere on a variety of platforms by year's end.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is now planned for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, Xbox Series X and--announced today--on PlayStation 5. Xbox One purchasers can play their copy on Xbox Series X, once they have access to that console, and SEGA revealed that a "PlayStation 5 upgrade path" is also in the planning stages for (one assumes) a similar setup.

According to the announcement, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due to arrive on most platforms in November of 2020. It will arrive on Xbox Series X on day one, with a PlayStation 5 version coming "at a later date." The "Day One" version is now known as the "Day Ichi" version, to lean into the franchise's very Japanese roots. There also will be Hero and Legendary Hero editions, and you can pre-order them starting today if you are so inclined.

One other interesting bit of news was the announcement that veteran actor George Takei will lend his vocal cords to the North American localization, alongside numerous other talented actors. He will play "a powerful patriarch whose dissolution of the Tojo Clan's yakuza empire sets into motion the conflict at the heart of this complex, winding narrative."

A trailer for the game's localized version is embedded above, so you can hear Takei and others in action, and so you can give yourself one more excuse to place a pre-order. Are you in the mood to fight like a dragon?

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Staff article by Jason Venter (July 22, 2020)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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