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.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Eric Van Allen

News Editor

Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

In other news

Dicey Dungeons Had a Surprise Launch on Switch Last Night

Turns out Nintendo had another card up its sleeve. A card with, uh… with dice on it.

How Familiars.io's Creator Fit Multiplayer Monster-Taming Into a Single Tweet

Bless Twitter's Javascript embeds for letting this Pokemon-like flourish.

CD Projekt Red Is "Not Encouraging" Cyberpunk 2077 Returns, Joint-CEO Tells Investors

"We hope they'll give us a chance to improve the game on the original consoles," says Marcin Iwi?ski.

Need help?

Witcher 3: How to Start the Blood and Wine DLC and Meet Its Level Requirements

We explain how to get to Toussaint and what level you should be when you do.

Witcher 3: All the Correct Play Lines in "The Play's the Thing" Quest

We explain how to perform the Doppler's play with Priscilla, as well as whether to choose tragedy or comedy.

Pokemon Sword and Shield Mystery Gift Codes List (January 2020)

You can get free gifts in Pokemon Sword and Shield by entering certain Mystery Gift Codes. Here’s a full list of all the active codes available right now.

The Outer Worlds Shrink Ray - How to Get the Unique Shrink Ray Science Weapon

This is where you can get the Shrink Ray science weapon in The Outer Worlds, one of the unique weapons in the game.