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Begin Your Rise to the Top - Yakuza: Like a Dragon Now Available on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Windows 10, PlayStation 4, and Steam

November 10, 2020 GMT
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Graphic: Business Wire)
Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Graphic: Business Wire)

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 10, 2020--

SEGA today has launched Yakuza: Like a Dragon for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam and Windows 10. For owners of the game on Xbox One, a Smart Delivery path is available for Xbox Series X|S. Three versions of the game are currently available, including the Day Ichi (Day One) Edition, the Hero Edition and the Legendary Hero Edition. An RPG like no other, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the latest installment of the beloved series and features a number of firsts, including a dynamic RPG party system, the new backdrop of Yokohama, Japan, and (optional) English voice track featuring the talents of George Takei, Kaiji Tang, Elizabeth Maxwell, Andrew Morgado and others.

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Graphic: Business Wire)

To celebrate the rollicking good time awaiting gamers, SEGA has also released a new launch trailer set to the song “Here Comes the Hotstepper” by Ini Kamoze. To view the Yakuza: Like a Dragon launch trailer, visit the link https://youtu.be/MG2vrbZ-eu4

In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, players take on the role of Ichiban Kasuga (played by Kaiji Tang), a rough around the edges member of the yakuza who is on the hunt for the truth after being mysteriously betrayed by his clan after voluntarily serving an 18-year prison sentence for a crime he did not commit in order to protect his patriarch and father-figure, Masumi Arakawa (played by George Takei). Along the way, Ichiban meets a rag-tag cast of characters including rogue cop Adachi (played by Andrew Morgado), ex-nurse Nanba (played by Greg Chun) and Saeko (played by Elizabeth Maxwell), a hostess on a mission. Together, Ichiban and his crew must rise together to become the heroes they never anticipated becoming.

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As Ichiban, players will battle their way through the city of Yokohama with an all-new turn-based RPG combat system for some truly amazing fights. Various mini-games can also be experienced around the city, including kart racing, batting cages, arcades and karaoke. To complete the sensory experience, Shonan No Kaze & Yasutaka Nakata have teamed up to create ’ Ichibanka’, the theme song for Yakuza: Like a Dragon for players to fully immerse themselves.

Game Editions Now Available

Players have several game editions to select from when purchasing the game.

The Day Ichi Edition (for $59.99, available in digital and physical formats) includes the Legends Costume Set incorporating eight costumes representing fan-favorite figures from the Yakuza series, from Kazuma Kiryu to Daigo Dojima, with the physical versions of the game also bundled with a steel book case.

The Hero Edition (for $69.99, available in digital format) includes all features from the Day IchiEdition, as well unlocking the full in-game job set and Management Mode set.

Lastly, the Legendary Hero Edition (for $89.99, available in digital format) includes all the Hero Edition content as well as the full in-game crafting set, karaoke set, Ultimate Costume set and stat boost set.

About the Yakuza / Ryu Ga Gotoku Series

With over 12 million units sold worldwide since its creation in 2005, the Yakuza / Ryu Ga Gotoku series was created with the core concept of “Entertainment geared towards mature audiences” in mind, this series portrays the life of relatable people living in Japan’s red-light districts. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio excels at bringing players into a true-to-life realization of modern Japan while exploring themes of love, humanity, and betrayal, creating an experience unlike any other in digital entertainment.

About SEGA® of America, Inc.:

SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA Games Co., Ltd., a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment. SEGA of America’s website is located at www.sega.com.

© SEGA. All rights reserved. SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. SEGA, the SEGA logo, YAKUZA and LIKE A DRAGON are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA CORPORATION. All other trademarks, logos and copyrights are property of their respective owners.

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SEGA Europe Ltd.

Sarah.Wellock@sega.co.uk

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