Yakuza: Like A Dragon Roars onto PlayStation 5 Today
IRVINE, Calif. - March 2, 2021 - SEGA® and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio today launched Yakuza: Like a Dragon on the PlayStation 5, bringing new protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and his ragtag crew of outsiders to Sony's next generation. Owners of the PlayStation 4 version of Yakuza: Like a Dragon (US / EU regions) can upgrade for free to the PlayStation 5 version for improved frame rate, resolution and loading times over the PlayStation 4 version. Purchasing options include three versions: Standard Edition, Hero Edition, and the Legendary Hero Edition.
Get turnt for turn-based madness with the PS5 launch trailer: https://youtu.be/4w092H6K0XM
To celebrate the PlayStation 5 launch of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, all owners of this latest entry in the Yakuza series can download the Legends Costume Set for free on all platforms until April 2. This Costume Set includes eight different player ensembles that pay homage to fan-favorite characters from the Yakuza-verse, including Goro Majima's slick tux, Kazuma Kiryu's icy fit, Daigo Dojima's streetwear and more.
Brazilian Portuguese and Russian subtitles have also been added to the game, adding to the already robust set of localization options that include a full (optional) English voice track and subtitles along with the original Japanese voice track.
In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, players take on the role of Ichiban Kasuga (portrayed by Kaiji Tang), a rough around the edges member of the yakuza who is on the hunt for the truth after being betrayed by his clan after voluntarily serving an 18-year prison sentence for a crime he did not commit in order to protect his patriarch and father-figure, Masumi Arakawa (portrayed by George Takei). Along the way, Ichiban meets a rag-tag cast of characters including rogue cop Adachi (played by Andrew Morgado), ex-nurse Nanba (portrayed by Greg Chun) and Saeko (portrayed by Elizabeth Maxwell), a hostess on a mission. Together, Ichiban and his crew must rise together to become the heroes they never anticipated becoming.
As Ichiban, players will battle their way through the city of Yokohama with an all-new turn-based RPG combat system for some truly amazing fights. Zany mini-games can also be experienced around the city, including kart racing, batting cages, arcades and karaoke.
Game Editions Now Available
Players have several game editions to select from when purchasing the game:
- The Standard Edition ($59.99, available in physical and digital format).
- The Hero Edition ($69.99, available in digital format) which additionally includes the Job Set enabling the Devil Rocker and Matriarch jobs, and the Management Mode Set to kickstart the Management mini-game with high rank employees.
- The Legendary Hero Edition ($89.99, available in digital format) includes all the Hero Edition content plus Crafting Set, Karaoke Set, Ultimate Costume Set and Stat Boost Set to power up Ichiban out the get go and bonus karaoke songs.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is also available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam and Windows 10. Owners of the physical editions of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PlayStation 4 can use the original disc to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version, while digital owners will have the option to download the PlayStation 5 from the PlayStation Store. Save data will not be transferable between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game.
About the Yakuza / Ryu Ga Gotoku Series
With over 14 million units sold worldwide since its creation in 2005, the Yakuza / Ryu Ga Gotoku series was created with the core concept of “Entertainment geared towards mature audiences” in mind, this series portrays the life of relatable people living in Japan's red-light districts. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio excels at bringing players into a true-to-life realization of modern Japan while exploring themes of love, humanity, and betrayal, creating an experience unlike any other in digital entertainment.
About SEGA® of America, Inc.:
SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA CORPORATION, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment. SEGA of America's website is located at www.Sega.com.
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