All other versions of the game will release later this year
RGG Studio has announced that Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be making the jump to the PlayStation 5 next year.
While the PS4 version is set to arrive on November 10, PS5 players will only be able to get their hands on the game on March 2, 2021. However, any PS4 owners of the digital edition will be eligible for a free upgrade to the PS5 version at no extra cost.
The developer shared details about the PS5 release on Twitter, and also gave a glimpse of the first footage from the upcoming next-gen version of Yakuza: Like A Dragon. The story driven clip gives an insight into the game’s main character, Ichiban Kasuga, as well as the stunning PS5 supported visuals.
Check out the full tweet below:
It was also confirmed that owners of the physical version of the game would be entitled to a free upgrade. However, the developer added that there would be no cross save functionality between the PS4 and PS5.
It’s currently unknown why the PS5 version of the game is only launching in 2021, as the Xbox Series consoles are expected to receive the game as a launch title on November 10. Similarly, Xbox One owners of the game will be entitled to a free upgrade through Smart Delivery.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon will see some substantial changes the series’ formula. Most notable is the transition to a turn-based battle system. Up until now, the franchise has been known for its elaborate, melee combat, but will now become more tactical.
It was recently reported that a Yakuza film is in the works. The project will be a collaboration between Sega, 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content, and will follow popular character Kazuma Kiryu.