It has only been a month since Yakuza: Like A Dragon has released in the West, but it looks like it will be getting an upgrade for next-gen. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Yakuza series, the developers behind the popular franchise revealed that the recent title will be making its way to the PS5 next year for both Japan and the West along with a new entry in the series.

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon was released on the PS4 in Japan on January 10th this year, while the rest of the world received the game 10 months later on November 10. The latest title makes a huge departure from the previous games, as instead of a beat-em-up, the battle system works just like a turn-based RPG with a four-person team. Players can use objects that are close by to attack their foes, which is similar to the other games. Instead of Kazuma Kiryu as the protagonist, players follow a new character named Ichiban Kasuga who is fresh out of prison and finds out his former boss betrays him. On a quest to find answers, he teams up with other characters that put a fresh spin on the games by paying homage to the popular JRPG genre.

During a stream commemorating the 15th anniversary of the Yakuza series, creator and SEGA chief creative officer Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed at the end that the Yakuza: Like A Dragon would be making its way to the PS5. It will be a worldwide release, so no matter where in the world players will be, they can get their hands on the latest title for the newest system to hit the market.

The team behind Yakuza went down memory lane with the series that started back in 2005. They discussed how challenging it was to develop each game, making it as fun as possible for the fans. They promised that future games would keep the momentum going, teasing that a brand new game in the franchise would be coming soon.

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For those getting Yakuza: Like A Dragon, players can transfer their progress from the PS4 into the PS5 version if they already own a copy. It will feature some graphical and performance improvements with this update to the game. Look out for the latest title when it drops worldwide on March 2nd.


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