Sega simply launched trailers for 2 new Yakuza video games which can be on the way in which: Yakuza 8, the following mainline sport within the collection (and one which we’d already seen and knew about), and Like a Dragon Gaiden, an all-new announcement which stars collection stalwart Kazuma Kiryu. That makes this three Yakuza bulletins in a single week for Sega, after yesterday’s reveal of Like a Dragon: Ishin!
First up is Yakuza 8, which appears to have ditched having Ichiban as its lone star in favour of a shared journey with Kiryu, the person no person can say goodbye to. Please word that Sega isn’t actually utilizing the Yakuza title anymore, that is formally known as Like A Dragon 8, but it surely’s going to take some time to get used to that, so for now let’s simply maintain calling it Yakuza 8:
The eighth sport in the principle collection can be out in 2024 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Sequence X|S, Xbox One, and PC. I…I don’t know learn how to course of what they’ve completed to Kiryu’s hair right here, and to be sincere, I don’t need to discuss it proper now. As an alternative, let’s transfer onto the opposite Kiryu-related venture proven off in a single day, known as Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Title:
Now this is attention-grabbing. Not solely is it filling in some narrative gaps, displaying us what Kiryu had been as much as between Yakuzas 6 & 7, but it surely’s additionally particularly concentrating on followers who most well-liked the older type of sport (earlier than Yakuza 7’s leap to turn-based fight), with a giant give attention to action-based fight. The sport is reportedly a smaller, extra manageable affair as nicely, missing the sprawl of mainline Yakuza video games, so hopefully it is available in a bit cheaper as nicely.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Title can be out in 2023.