Yakuza: Like a Dragon Will Launch a Few Days Early for Xbox Series X and S

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Will Launch a Few Days Early for Xbox Series X and S

The next step for Yakuza will kick off on the Xbox.

The date has been set for the next generation of Xbox consoles, and a few third-party games are moving dates to coincide with the launch. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is one, as today Sega announced that the Xbox Series X and Series S versions of the Yakuza RPG will launch on Nov. 10.

This new date is a few days earlier than the previously confirmed Nov. 13 launch. Yakuza: Like a Dragon is also still expected to come to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows 10, as well as PS5 at a later date, though it's unclear if other platform releases will shift as well. It's a bit strange, as the Xbox One version is also set to utilize Microsoft's Smart Delivery upgrade path. We've reached out to Sega for clarification.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is set to be a new departure for the Yakuza series, following a new protagonist in Ichiban Kasuga rather than series mainstay Kazuma Kiryu. The combat system is also receiving a fresh new look, switching from the traditional action-style gameplay to an RPG setting.

While it has some RPG staples like dungeons, Yakuza: Like a Dragon still seems like it's retaining its Yakuza charm though. It's easy to find some wild GIFs of different summons and character cameos, and the age rating certainly indicates more Yakuza antics are on the way.

This news follows the reveal of both the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S launch details. Microsoft has confirmed, over the last 48 or so hours, the price and launch date of both consoles. They'll be hitting store shelves on Nov. 10, with the top-of-the-line Series X priced at $499 and the less powerful Series S at $299.

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Eric Van Allen

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