The next main Yakuza game, like a dragon 8It will be released in 2024 and will feature the return of Kazuma Kiryu as one of the two protagonists, side by side Yakuza: Like a dragonIchiban Kasuga.
Kiryu will also launch in a spin-off game that will be released in 2023 called Like the Dragon Jayden: the man who erased his name. And yes, it appears that the series’ English name has officially changed from Yakuza to Like a Dragon (a direct translation of its Japanese title, Ryu Ga Gotoku).
The news was revealed on Wednesday during Live broadcast hosted by developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studiowhich also developed a little deeper Like a dragon: Ishin!The new version of the 2014 samurai-era movie was announced on Tuesday evening playstation case play Stream.
Details about like a dragon 8 light and just short humor It was shown, featuring two co-heroes. However, Kiryu’s drastically altered appearance, with gray hair falling out on his forehead, was enough to shock viewers on Twitch.
Masayoshi Yokoyama, president of RGG Studio, said there were “a lot of reasons” for Kiryu’s new hairdo, but said it would be kept secret for now. . added like a dragon 8 It will have a role playing system similar to Yakuza: Like a dragonHe explains that this decision was driven by the story; Both games feature plenty of discussions and are based on action with friends, and the RPG and combat system seem to fit better.
Like the Dragon Jayden: the man who erased his nameHowever, it will be an action-adventure game, and “about half the size” of a major title in the series, according to Yokoyama. It won’t be entirely linear, he said – players will still be able to “go into town and hang out and do side quests.” But it will be “easy to play, not too long, not too heavy.”
The man who erased his name It was set in 2018 and is considered a companion piece for Yakuza: Like a dragon. It will fill in what happened to Kiryu after his disappearance at the end Yakuza 6. a mysterious trailer The meditative Kiryu who is set is shown a type of contract by an unknown stranger who refers to him by the name “codename Joryu”.
Yokoyama also introduced a new, longer trailer for Like a dragon: Ishin!, He pointed out that some characters have changed in this new version. The original 2014 release, which never made it to the West, featured characters from the first five yakuza games as samurai. The new version has been updated to include characters from Yakuza 0And the 6And the 7 Also, to make sure he’s the “star cast” from the entire series up to the present.
Like a dragon: Ishin! It will be released on February 21, 2023, with Like the Dragon Jayden: the man who erased his name Then a year later and like a dragon 8 In 2024. All three games will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
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