Game publisher SEGA recently revealed that video game Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be getting a PlayStation 5 version, an English dub, and many more.
SEGA officially confirmed that the western version of the popular Japanese video game will now get a PS5 version for the west in addition to the previously announced Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 releases. With the Xbox Series X Smart Delivery system, players are ensured that by buying the game once, they can play it on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X. There is also a plan for a PS5 upgrade path later on for the Western release.
The publisher announced that there will be an English voice cast for the game, which will include a lot of popular actors like the legendary TV and film actor George Takei. He will take on the role of Masumi Arakawa, a powerful patriarch whose dissolution of the Tojo Clan’s yakuza empire starts the conflict. The game will also feature full EFIGS subtitle support.
The main cast includes the following talent:
• Kaiji Tang as Ichiban Kasuga, protagonist of the story returning from 18 years spent in prison • George Takei as Masumi Arakawa, patriarch of the Arakawa Family • Andrew Morgado as Koichi Adachi, an ex-cop on the search for truth • Greg Chun as Yu Nanba, downtrodden former nurse making amends with the world • Elizabeth Maxwell as Saeko Mukoda, a bar hostess on a mission
The previously announced Day One Edition will now be called the Day Ichi Edition. There are also several other special editions available on all platforms’ digital storefronts starting today.
Today also marks the unveiling of Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s various package offerings:
The Day Ichi Edition, available for $59.99 in digital format, includes the Legends Costume Set incorporating eight costumes representing fan-favourite figures from the Yakuza series, from Kazuma Kiryu to Daigo Dojima. A physical edition, called the Day Ichi SteelBook Edition, also includes the Legends Costume Set and comes in a stylish SteelBook® for your collection.
The Hero Edition (for $69.99, available in digital format) includes all features from the Day Ichi Edition, as well as the Job Set, which adds two new playable jobs – the guitar-shredding Devil Rocker and the naginata-wielding Matriarch, and the Management Mode Set, which contains a wide selection of additional employees for the expansive Management Mode minigame.
Lastly, the Legendary Hero Edition (for $89.99, available in digital format) includes all Hero Edition content as well as the full in-game Crafting Set, Karaoke Set, Ultimate Costume Set and Stat Boost Set.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch in November 2020.