Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the eighth mainline Yakuza game and a soft reboot of the series.
It features a new protagonist, new location, and new gameplay style.
Ryu Ga Gotoku studio would have no problem in bringing its Yakuza franchise, known as Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan, to the Switch, if it weren't for the platform's family friendly image in Japan.
The remastered versions of Yakuza 3 to 5 along with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be added to the service later this year.
All three titles will be available for PS Plus Essential, Extra and Premium subscribers from August 2nd to September 6th.
As is customary, the upcoming monthly lineup for PlayStation Plus Essential's free games has leaked, revealing some heavy hitters.
Sales for the series have been trending upwards since 2019, which is around the time that Sega began to add PC support.
Studio director Masayoshi Yokoyama confirmed to Famitsu that other titles outside of Yakuza and Judgment are currently in the works.
Sega veterans Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato, both of whom have been synonymous with Yakuza, are leaving Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.
A report reveals that Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi will be leaving Sega for NetEase Games, with negotiations being almost complete.
The highly acclaimed RPG has now joined Microsoft's subscription service, following in the footsteps of several other Yakuza games.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon Legendary Hero Edition, which also includes all of the DLC, was listed for the Xbox Game Pass on the Microsoft Store.
Judgment will now be Ryu ga Gotoku Studio's main action series.
Get the costumes that harken to Yakuza's past.
Launch trailer highlights all of the crazy antics of Ichiban Kasuga.
The PS5 version is comparable to the current Xbox Series X version, it seems.
This version will release in March of next year.
Some extras to make your life a tad easier.
Ryu ga Gotoku Studio's series is "highly evaluated by overseas users" though still considered niche.
Are we ready for the next Yakuza game already?
Stranger than fiction sometimes.
Like a Voice Actor.
Venture forth with Ichiban Kasuga in the series' first turn-based RPG.
What is going on with this game?
Yakuza reinvents itself for a new generation.
The RPG's more lighthearted aspects are highlighted in this new trailer.
Several cross-gen releases and next-gen enhancements make up a list of 30 launch titles.
The developer compares the two in a new image.
Ichiban Kasuga's epic journey finally comes to the West - here's what you need to know.
It seems the Xbox Series S version of the game is taking quite a hit in the resolution department.
New gameplay of the RPG running on the next-gen console also revealed.
Learn about various minigames, Ichiban Kasuga's love of RPGs, and more.
Something special about love between a man and a crawfish.
The Microsoft Store listing has all the details.
The delayed version of the title doesn't look too shabby.
The RPG's system requirements are surprisingly modest.
Both physical and digital owners on PS4 can avail of the free upgrade though.
PS4 owners can upgrade to the PS5 version for free when it goes live.
Yakuza's radical re-invention might just deliver one of the best gaming experiences of 2020.
A look at the voice behind the character as well as reassuring when we can play the game.
A new release date for the next gen version of the game has caused some disarray.
Xbox Series X version available on day one of console's launch, while PS5 version is out later.
One of the central charters of the game gets a spotlight.
We may have gotten both your PC stats and a release date in one swoop.
A new trailer for the upcoming RPG has also been released.
Could the release date for the RPG come soon?
A developer interview also reveals more details on the game.
It will be a part of the Xbox Series X launch.
The franchise reinvention might be headed to PC when it comes West.
The franchise's new direction seems to be a hit.
A new "High Difficulty Mode" for second playthroughs is also included.
Elsewhere, Dragon Ball: Z Kakarot drops down to fourth place.
The latest mainline Yakuza title is selling pretty well in Japan.
Pokemon is finally dethroned.
The RPG comes with plenty of DLC right off the bat.
The next few games will most like be similar to Like a Dragon.
The stream is meant to coincide with the game's Japanese launch.
Battle through 30 floors with special rules or venture underground for tougher challenges.
The people who handled the English dub for Judgment might be working on the next Yakuza's western launch as well?
Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu awards the game a near-perfect score.
Each legend packs a unique punch in the upcoming RPG.
Meet dangerous foes in the world of Yakuza and catalogue them all.
Take a quick look at the various gameplay systems in the next Yakuza.
The next mainline Yakuza title continues to look slick.
The series will get a special celebration later in the month.
New story trailer sees a legendary dragon returning to fight.
Ichiban Kasuga will have his hands full dealing with these new foes.
The combat system will be very close to the final game.
A look at the slick cover, and a lot of new gameplay.
The series' new gameplay system gets a dedicated stream.
Spend time with friends to further your bonds with them.
Players can enhance Ichiben Kasuga through exams, interactions, Dragon Kart and much more.
The RPG shows its unique take on the class system.
Get a look at some of the RPG's side characters.
A look at the game's western logo.
New characters also revealed in the latest Weekly Famitsu.
The game's going to be twice as long as previous titles.
Yakuza 7 producer responds to criticisms after the game's recent reveal.
Featuring an all-new turn-based combat system, the sequel will release in January 2020 for Japan.
The next game should be highlighted in some way.
Sega has also announced the casting of Eri Kamataki as the main female co-star.
Series producer Daisuke Sato says the supporting actress will be revealed, among other things.
The next game in the franchise has its story finished and is recording now.
This isn't a guaranteed release window though.
The mysterious character will ally with the game’s protagonist.
Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi is looking forward to when fans can be "surprised by that change".
Open auditions planned for Kasuga's partner, a first for the series.