Yakuza: Like a Dragon Release Date Leaked Through Microsoft Store

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Release Date Leaked Through Microsoft Store

Day Ichi could have just been revealed.

Yesterday, Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced that Yakuza: Like a Dragon would be coming westward in November 2020. Shortly after the reveal, the Microsoft Store inadvertently listed an exact release date for the game.

You can see the Microsoft Store product listing for Yakuza: Like a Dragon just below, which at the time remains unedited. You can clearly see the release date of November 13 on the right, which seems a little too specific to simply be a placeholder (and besides, the Microsoft Store has a pretty storied track record of accidentally revealing release dates). Depending on your time zone this may change; for U.S. folks, this date showed up as Nov. 12, around 4 p.m. PT. The screenshot below is from the UK side, showing midnight on Nov. 13.

Ichi means "one" by the way. | Sega/Microsoft

Elsewhere in the announcements for Yakuza: Like a Dragon yesterday was the return of an English voice cast for the series. Starring as protagonist Ichiban Kasuga is Kaiji Tang (who we interviewed earlier this year as part of our feature on Asian American voice actors in games), and joining him will be the legendary George Takei of Star Trek fame.

Additionally, Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be coming to the PlayStation 5, as a free upgrade for those who purchase it on the PS4. This is true of the Xbox Series X version of the game as well, but although Like a Dragon will be a day one launch title for the Xbox Series X, we've got no idea when the PS5 version of the game will be releasing.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon certainly looks to be a bold step forward for the storied franchise, launching on more platforms than ever before with a completely overhauled combat system. Forgoing the established action sequences of Kazuma Kiryu, Like a Dragon instead has a turn-based RPG combat system, first announced last year by developer Ryu Ga Gotoku as a new direction for the franchise.

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