‘Yakuza: Like a Dragon’ will be an Xbox Series X launch title

The following chapter within the long-running Yakuza franchise is coming to Xbox {hardware}. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, higher referred to as Yakuza 7, debuted on PS4 in Japan final January. In a blog post, Microsoft revealed that the sport can be a Collection X launch title — we nonetheless do not have a launch date for the {hardware}, although, past “vacation 2020” — with simultaneous releases on Xbox One and PC. It’ll help Sensible Supply, which signifies that anybody who buys the sport on Xbox One can improve to the Collection X model at no cost. The journey can have cross-save performance, too, so you possibly can transition between Xbox One and Collection X with out dropping your progress.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon facilities on a brand new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, and placement impressed by Yokohama. The sport additionally swaps the franchise’s trademark beat ’em up battle system for turn-based RPG fight. It is a mushy reboot, primarily, that is designed to herald new followers similar to Yakuza 0, a prequel launched in 2015, and Judgment, a detective spin-off starring Japanese actor Takuya Kimura. (Therefore why the sport is not being titled Yakuza 7 within the West.) Proper now, Xbox followers can solely play Yakuza 0 and the primary two Kiwami remasters. Like a Dragon, due to this fact, is ideal for the Collection X as a result of it has few ties to the 4 (5 if you wish to rely Judgment) video games which are at the moment unique to PlayStation {hardware}.

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