Yakuza has exploded in popularity over the last 5 or so years, and RGG Studios have wasted no time getting to work on new entries in the series. Here’s everything announced at the 2022 RGG Summit.
The Next Mainline Entry is Like A Dragon 8 and it’s Coming in 2024
The next mainline entry has been properly revealed and it’s called Like A Dragon 8. The game will follow 7’s protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, and former series protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu. Kiryu in particular is rocking a brand-new hairstyle, and the game will feature the RPG systems and turn-based combat found in the previous entry. It’s scheduled for release in 2024 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC
Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Is A Side Story Set After Yakuza 6
Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is a canon side story following Kiryu after the events of Yakuza 6 leading up to Like A Dragon 8. The game won’t be as big as the mainline Like A Dragon titles, but is still just as important with a more classic style of gameplay similar to prior action-adventure Yakuza titles. It was described as a game made for long-time fans of the series, and launches sometime in 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC
Like A Dragon: Ishin!’s Release Date Has Been Revealed with an Awesome New Trailer
Recently announced at this morning’s State of Play, Like A Dragon: Ishin! got an all new trailer and a release date. The trailer gives us our first proper look at the cast of characters we can expect to see with a better look at the narrative and gorgeous visuals on show here. The game is set to launch in just a few months on February 21st, 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.