Yakuza fans have a few reasons to be happy right now. For example, Like a Dragon 8 was officially announced at today’s RGG Summit. in the associated trailer we get to see Ichiban Kasuga and Kiryu Kazuma, who probably act as protagonists in the game. Battles will again utilize the RPG system introduced with Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and both protagonists will reportedly get their own party members. Kiryu has also changed his hairstyle for reasons that cannot be revealed at this time, explained RGG Studio’s Masayoshi Yokoyama. Like a Dragon 8 is set to release sometime in 2024 for PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.
Brand new Yakuza titles introduced
In addition, another Yakuza offshoot was announced just yesterday at Sony’s State of Play. Originally released in 2014 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in Japan, is coming Like a Dragon : They were to us in the west as early as February of next year. The title is a true remake based on Unreal Engine 4. The Samurai Yakuza revolves around the protagonist Sakamoto Ryōma, who is about to be executed after an encounter with a high-ranking samurai. We will probably find out in the next few months which innovations we can still look forward to.
February 2023 may not be that far away, but for those who are already hungry for more Yakuza, you should be happy that the spin-off series Jugment was released for the PC today. Judgment is currently hitting on Steam 39.99 euros to bookthe successor Lost Judgment is available for 59.99 euros. For anyone new to the Judgment series, Sega released one Steam-Launch-Trailer zur “Judgment Collection”. The collection, which in addition to the two titles also includes the DLC for Lost Judgment, Incidentally, it costs 98.77 euros.
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So the Yakuza series has a lot to offer its fans right now and with the two Judgment titles, Like a Dragon: Ishin and Like a Dragon 8, players will definitely have a lot to do over the next few years. Incidentally, we have summarized what else was announced for the State of Play in a separate article for you.