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Yakuza: Like A Dragon Preorder Guide: Release Date, Editions, And More
The newest Yakuza game is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X along with Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a new start for the eccentric action-RPG series. It was announced during an Inside Xbox stream as one of many third-party games coming to Xbox Series X, but the game is coming to PlayStation 5 as well. In addition, you'll be able to play the new Yakuza adventure on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be a launch title for the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PS4, and PC tomorrow, November 10 (the PS5 release date for Yakuza: Like a Dragon is March 2, 2021). Yakuza: Like a Dragon is up for preorder now if you still want to secure bonuses ahead of its imminent release.
Like a Dragon supports Xbox Smart Delivery, which means buying the game on Xbox One will get you the Series X version automatically. The game also has cross-save support, so if you start playing on Xbox One, your progress will transfer over to Series X. Sega announced a PS5 upgrade path is also planned for the Western release and will be announced at a later date, so if you preorder on PS4, you can count on having a PS5 copy as well.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the eighth mainline title in the Yakuza series and the first one that won't follow Kazuma Kiryu as the protagonist. Instead, you'll play as Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt who goes to prison for a crime he didn't commit to make himself a hero in his clan--only to be released 18 years later and find that no one is waiting for him. Kasuga realizes he's been betrayed by the man he trusted the most and sets off on a journey to discover the truth behind the behind his family's betrayal and take his life back.
Sega announced Yakuza: Like a Dragon will feature English voice-overs for its worldwide release, with an English voice cast that includes actor George Takei as Masumi Arakawa, patriarch of the Arakawa Family.
Unlike previous games in the Yakuza series, which feature beat 'em up battle mechanics, Like a Dragon introduces turn-based RPG-style combat with a four-person team. However, you'll still take on side quests and enjoy side activities like "Dragon Kart," a Mario Kart-style racing game.
It earned a 9/10 in our Yakuza: Like a Dragon review, with GameSpot editor Michael Higham praising the combat system, great narrative, and engaging side content. Below, we've rounded up everywhere you can currently preorder Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon preorder bonuses
Preorder Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and you'll receive the Legends Costume Pack. which gets you in-game outfits for various characters from the Yakuza series, like Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, and Taiga Saejima. You'll receive the preorder bonus with any edition you buy, including the standard edition.
The standard edition of the game is called the Day Ichi (meaning "one" in Japanese) edition, and it's available to preorder digitally for $60. A physical steelbook edition is available at multiple retailers, including Amazon. You can also preorder digitally at the Xbox Store or PlayStation Store.
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The Hero edition of Yakuza: Like a Dragon appears to be a digital-only special edition. For $10 more, you'll receive the Job Set and Management Mode Set DLC along with the preorder bonus costume set.
Another digital-only special edition, the Yakuza: Like a Dragon Legendary Hero edition gets you everything in the Hero edition and a few added bonuses. Here's everything the $90 digital edition includes:
- Copy of game
- Legends Costume Pack preorder bonus
- Job Set
- Crafting Mat Set
- Management Mode Set
- Karaoke Set
- Ultimate Costume Set
- Stat Boost Set DLC
Third-party distributor Pix'n Love has also announced its own physical, very limited edition for Like A Dragon, which, along with the Day Ichi edition of the game and preorder bonuses, includes the following collectibles:
- 80-page hardcover book
- Numbered certificate of authenticity
- 4 lithographs
- Original cardboard box with Pantone colors
You'll have to get the PEGI-rated edition even if you live in the US, but thankfully the game is region-free and Pix'n Love does ship to the US.
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