Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be priced at $59.99 across all platforms, avoiding the mooted trend for more expensive next-gen games.We knew previously that the game would feature a free upgrade across Xbox platforms using the Smart Delivery program, but Sega has confirmed that a “PlayStation 5 upgrade path is also being planned for the Western release”.
After series spin-off Judgment included an English dub, which we said was excellent in our review, it seems Yakuza as a whole is now embracing the option. Alongside bringing back Greg Chun – who voiced Judgment’s lead character – the headline is that Mr. Sulu himself, George Takei will be taking on a major role. The game will also receive full English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles.
Per the press release, here’s the leading English-language voice cast:
- “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”
You can check out an announcement video with Takei and lead actor Kaiji Tang below. Make sure to stay tuned to IGN today, as we’ll be bring you even more Yakuza: Like a Dragon news during Up At Noon at 5pm PT, including an exclusive interview. Here’s how to watch our [email protected] on IGN Live shows.As well as the standard edition, pre-orders for collectors’ editions of the game open today. The Day Ichi Edition (59.99)includes a Legends Costume Set, featuring eight costumes based on previous Yakuza characters, including Kasuma Kiryu. A physical version also includes a Steelbook case.
The Hero Edition (digital-only-$69.99) includes all of the above, as well as two extra playable jobs to use in combat (the guitar-playing Devil Rocker and naginata-weilding Matriarch), as well as extra employees to use in the game’s Management Mode minigame. The Legendary Hero Edition (digital-only, $89.99) includes all previous content, as well as bonus crafting, karaoke, ultimate costume and stat boost items.
We’re very excited for Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which turns Yakuza’s traditional combat into a ludicrous turn-based RPG. You can check out an interview and exclusive gameplay of the western version with us right now.
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