Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon Announced for Western Release

Yakuza: Like a Dragon, a new spinoff in the popular Yakuza series will be released on Xbox Series X as a launch title. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will also support Xbox Series X Smart Delivery, meaning players who purchase the Xbox One version of the game will be eligible for a free upgrade to the Series X version.Like a Dragon follows a new protagonist named Ichiban Kasuga, the first main Yakuza protagonist since Kazuma Kiryuu. The setting also shifts from the fictional Kamurocho ward in Tokyo to the Isezaki Ijincho district of Yokohama.The combat system has also been changed. Instead of a beat ’em up, Like a Dragon features turn-based RPG combat using a four-player team. But don’t expect RPG-style attacks like lighting or frost. Players will still beat up enemies using their fists and nearby weapons.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon was released in Japan back in January 2020 for PlayStation 4, but will be expanding to consoles like the Series X when it is released in the west. The full slate of planned platforms listed so far on the game’s official website for Yakuza: Like a Dragon include Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.

For more on Xbox Series X be sure to check out our wiki featuring a full list of rumored and confirmed Xbox Series X games and every game confirmed for Smart Delivery. Plus, a handy PS5 vs. Xbox Series X comparison chart.

Matt Kim is a reporter for IGN.

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