Sega’s Yakuza series has steadily grown in popularity to become one of its most popular running game franchises, which I’m sure is a relief for those who can remember having to beg the company for an English version of earlier releases. Its biggest title yet, Like A Dragon, was fully revealed today: the voice cast, the special features, the price and release window. AND a shiny new trailer.
Let’s get to the voice cast first. This is what we mean…six years ago, Sega would simply not have bothered the expense to fly in George Takei for the English dub:
- Kaiji Tang as Ichiban Kasuga, protagonist of the story returning from 18 years spent in prison
- George Takei as Masumi Arakawa, patriarch of the Arakawa Family
- Andrew Morgado as Koichi Adachi, an ex-cop on the search for truth
- Greg Chun as Yu Nanba, downtrodden former nurse making amends with the world
- Elizabeth Maxwell as Saeko Mukoda, a bar hostess on a mission
The first print run of Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be the Day Ichi (Day One) Edition, containing the exclusive Legends Costume Set — eight costumes representing popular figures from the Yakuza series. The physical version of this release will come in Steelbook packaging.
For those willing to spend a little more, the Hero Edition has the Legends Costume Set plus the Job Set, which adds two new playable jobs (Devil Rocker and Matriarch), and the Management Mode Set, which expands the available employees in the Management Mode minigame. And for more money still there’s the Legendary Hero Edition which has everything from the previously mentioned editions along with the full in-game Crafting Set, Karaoke Set, Ultimate Costume Set and Stat Boost Set.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be released November 10 for Playstation 4, XBox One and PC…and when the XBox Series X is released, it will be available for that console on Day 1. Sega says they’re still working on getting it compatible with Playstation 5.