Yakuza: Like A Dragon Coming To Xbox Series Consoles On November 10

The current-gen consoles and PC versions are expected to release on November 13.
SEGA confirms that the upcoming Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be a launch title for the Xbox Series consoles this November 10.
SEGA confirms that the upcoming Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be a launch title for the Xbox Series consoles this November 10. SEGA

Microsoft has pushed to diversify its portfolio of titles for the upcoming Xbox Series consoles hard recently, and while we’ve yet to see if any of the acquired studios under the Xbox Game Studios brand will pay off, Microsoft's other partnership deals may pave the way for the confirmed launch of the Series X and Series S. In a statement from Sega, Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for the Xbox Series console lineup as a launch title on November 10.

That said, this announcement is in a bind with a previous tweet from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, the developers of Yakuza, which you can see above. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam versions of the game are coming on November 13. It’s weird to see if this is still the case, as this marks the first time a game will release for a next-gen console rather than the current one. Granted, the difference is only three days, but we’ll have to wait and see if release dates for these platforms will be moved up or not. Check out the latest trailer for Yakuza: Like a Dragon below.

Thanks to the very warm reception the series has been getting in the West owing to its wacky and over-the-top nature, RGG Studio has seemingly turned things up a notch for Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The game follows the story of Ichiban Kasuga who, after serving an 18 year prison sentence as a fall guy for a crime he did not commit, sets out to discover what happened to his low-ranking yakuza family in the years since his incarceration. On his journey, he is joined by Adachi, a rogue cop, Nanba, an ex-nurse, and Saeko a hostess. Together they make up Ichiban’s battle team, which is a central focus for Yakuza: Like a Dragon as the game is the first in the series to feature a turn-based battle system that is very much different from the brawlers that came before it.

What is coming back in spades, though, is that unique Yakuza charm in the form of its many facets of Japanese culture. From arcades to kart racing and a ton of different side quests, the side content in Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be – like its predecessors – the thing to watch out for.

Finally, fans will also finally learn the answer to the most important question of all: how this game’s version of “Baka Mitai” holds up to other entries. We will find out soon once Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches in November 10 for the Xbox Series consoles.

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