Launching on January 18th, 2020, in Japan, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the newest entry to the Yakuza sequence. With some fairly large modifications to the sequence’ regular style (going for turn-based fight as an alternative of third-person brawler fight), all eyes had been on the most recent recreation to see how it will carry out with mentioned modifications. Change appears to be a great factor, although. Yakuza: Like a Dragon has shipped 300,000 copies since its Japanese launch, in response to Government Director Toshihiro Nagoshi, who introduced the information on the Sega Nama Livestream. Whereas he wasn’t particular on Sega’s projections for the title, he did say that he was fairly proud of the gross sales. He additionally took a second to apologize for the shortages of the sport in retail.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the eighth mainline entry to the sequence, when you embrace the prequel, Yakuza zero. In contrast to the final seven video games, Yakuza: Like a Dragon isn’t a beat ’em up, altering the components in a serious means. The sport as an alternative finds its fight rooted in turn-based RPGs and options an all-new protagonist who finds that his household has betrayed him after an 18 yr journey to jail.
Whereas the sport is promoting properly in Japan, we nonetheless don’t know precisely when it is going to be coming West. We do comprehend it’s set for a imprecise “second half of 2020” aim, however that’s about it. Within the meantime, remasters of Yakuza three and four had been just lately launched for PlayStation four, and a remaster of Yakuza 5 is ready to launch on February 11th, 2020. There are additionally a number of different Yakuza video games obtainable within the West, reminiscent of Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the unique recreation. There’s additionally the spin-off Judgment, which places you on the opposite facet of the regulation for as soon as. All the Yakuza sequence’ soundtracks are additionally now obtainable on Spotify.