If one franchise has really benefited from this current generation of systems, it’s Yakuza.
Beginning with the renaissance of Yakuza Zero and with SEGA working through each individual game, now the franchise finds itself a key title in the launch lineup of Xbox Series S l X.
There are several different versions of the game, however, and it is still coming to PlayStation 5. So here is all you need to know about the next major installment in the series.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon is releasing on the Xbox Family of Systems, with full compatibility for Xbox Series S l X. on November 10th 2020. It’s also releasing on PS4, Windows 10 and Steam PC at the same time.
Y: LAD will receive a PS5 compatibility upgrade on March 2 2021. This will be free to owners of the game on PS4.
Is it on Xbox GamePass?
At launch, Yakuza: Like A Dragon is not releasing on Xbox Game Pass and will be sold separately from November 10th.
Is Kazuma Kiryu still the main character?
Yakuza: Like A Dragon stars a brand new protagonist – Ichiban Kasuga – and does not feature Kazuma Kiryu in the titular role. The game is considered something of a soft reboot for the franchise and features all-new turn-based combat.
Yakuza: LAD will include a batch of free and premium DLC. The free DLC includes a ‘Cleaning Staff’ costume for Kasuga, as well as a Substitute Stone accessory and some material items.
There will be a Premium Masters Pack, which includes New Game Plus, new Trophies, a harder dungeon, and more. (Thanks RPG Site)
Other premium DLC will add new jobs and costumes. See the full list below (Thanks RPG Site)
- Special Job: Demon
This job is available to any male party character. He uses an electric guitar as a weapon, and his battle style uses a variety of raging techniques like a live performance. Although he mainly fights with the guitar, he can also inflict status ailments with other items such as a chainsaw, smoke, and cold bazooka. He also has a Bloodsucking move where he bites an enemy and absorbs their blood to recover his own HP.
- Special Job: Big Sister
This job is available to any female party character. Her battle style will become offensive as she mainly fights with the long-ranged naginata. She has many super-offensive moves that can deal with any number of enemies, including one where she uses a machine gun to deal huge damage in a wide range. But she can also learn a supportive skill to heal all allies’ status ailments.
- Series Legacy Character Costumes
This DLC will add costumes of legacy Yakuza characters for the male party characters as following:
- Kazuma Kiryu’s costume for Ichiban Kasuga
- Goro Majima’s costume for Namba
- Makoto Date’s costume for Kouichi Adachi
- Shun Akiyama’s costume for Joon-gi Han
- Taiga Saejima’s costume for Tianyou Zhao
- Mascot Costume Head & Armor Set
Adds the head of mascot character Ono Michio that can be worn by all characters, as well as armors & accessories related to him.
- Full Songs & CD Sets
Adds the full versions of karaoke songs; they are not only added into the karaoke mini-game but there will be also music files that can be listened outside the game as well.
Available in 4 sets: New Karaoke Songs, Staple Karaoke Songs, Kiryu’s Songs, and Majima’s Songs
- Able Employees Packs
Adds powerful characters into the employee recruitment list in Company Management mode, letting you progress through the mode easier.
- Pack 1: Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, Taiga Saejima, Daigo Dojima, Masaru Watase
- Pack 2: Master, Makoto Date, Seong-hui, Nick Ogata, Hamako
- Pack 3: Yuki, Koyuki
- Material Assortment Packs
Provides a number of materials to create and upgrade equipment in the Factory.
Available in 3 packs: The highest grade contains rare materials, while the lower grades provide high-necessity materials
- Human Power Enhancement Pack
Provides a number of items that can be used to improve Ichiban Kasuga’s Human Powers
- Main Job Support Pack
Provides an item that can add 1 job rank to each party character’s default jobs
- Ichiban Kasuga: Freeter
- Namba: Homeless
- Kouichi Adachi: Detective
- Joon-gi Han: Hitman
- Tianyou Zhao: Mafia
- Saeko Mukouda: Junior Bar Mistress
- Eri Kamataki: Clerk
- Job Change Support Packs
Provides an item that can add 1 job rank to each optional job
- Pack 1 (jobs for males): Bouncer, Host, Demolisher, Street Musician, Dancer, Riot Police, Fortuneteller, Demon, Chef
- Pack 2 (jobs for females): Idol, Dealer, Cabaret Girl, Night Queen, Big Sister
- Battle Support Pack
Provides useful items for battles, including powerful recovery items
Pre Order Bonuses
Everyone who pre-orders Yakuza: Like A Dragon will get a bonus ‘Legends Costume Pack’ featuring unique costumes for Kasuga that make him appear like series favorites Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima.
There will be three different editions of the game – Day Ichi, Hero, and Legendary Hero Edition. All are now available to pre-order.
Day Ichi Edition
This costs $59.99 and will include the base game, along with the pre-order Legendary costumes Bonus Pack. If you purchase a physical edition, you can also get the game with a steelbook.
This costs $69.99 and will include the base game, along with the pre-order Legendary costumes Bonus Pack, a Job Set, and Management Mode DLC. If you purchase a physical edition, you can also get the game with a steelbook.
Dragon Job Set includes
- Devil Rocker Job for Ichiban, Adachi, Nanba, Joon-Gi, and Zhao
- Matriarch Job for Saeko and Eri
Management Mode Set Includes
- Legendary Employees set adds Kiryu, Majima, Saejima, Dojima, and Watase to the MM roster
- Reliable Employees adds Makoto, Seong-hui, Nick Ogata, and Hamako to MM roster
- Hostess Employees adds Yuki and Koyuki to MMroster
Legendary Hero Edition
This costs $89.99 and will include the base game, along with the pre-order Legendary costumes Bonus Pack, Job Set, and Management Mode DLC. You’ll also get a Karaoke set, Crafting Mat set, Stat Boost Set, and Ultimate Costume Set. If you purchase a physical edition, you can also get the game with a steelbook.
The Karoke Set includes
- New Karaoke songs for the jukebox at Survive Bar
The Crafting Mat set includes
- Materials Pack: Common
- Materials Pack: Uncommon
- Materials Pack: Rare
The Stat Boost Set includes
- Six Consumable Stat Boost Packs
The Ultimate Costume Set Includes
- The Iconic Characters Pack
- The Onomichio Costume Set
- The Bleach Japan Costume Set
- The Double Heroine Costume Set
Yakuza: Like A Dragon releases November 10th on PC, PS4, and the Xbox Family of Consoles
It will release on PS5 on March 2, 2021.