Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s release date has yet to be confirmed by publisher Sega or developer Ryu Ga Gotoku studio, at least outside of Japan, but we already have a sense of when the game will see wide release because of its ties to the upcoming Xbox Series X, and that console’s planned release date. Here’s what we know so far about when Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be widely available.
Fight your way up from rock bottom and take on the world in an RPG unlike any you’ve played before. Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches Day 1 on Xbox Series X. https://t.co/KohfvWTiRG
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) May 7, 2020
Technically, Yakuza: Like a Dragon has already been released — but that release only does any good for players in Japan, where the game hit the PlayStation 4 on Jan. 16 of this year. After several months of limbo, Western fans eager to get their hands on the next installment in the cult classic series finally have a sense of when they’ll get their shot.
In May’s Inside Xbox broadcast teasing games coming to the Xbox Series X, Microsoft confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon would be available on the Series X at launch. Because the console is slated for a holiday 2020 release, we know Yakuza: Like a Dragon will arrive around the same time. No exact date has been announced.