Yakuza: Like A Dragon, the seventh official entry in the Yakuza main series, is getting a brand new release date of November 10.

Unlike previous Yakuza games, the game changes things up in a big way, with a new protagonist called Ichiban Kasuga and whole new gameplay approach. Instead of the traditional beat up action gameplay that we are so used to, the game will be using turn-based combat with party members to do battle.

Previously, Sega had announced that its new game would be releasing on November 13 for the Xbox Series X and S and on Sony’s PlayStation 4 consoles as well, while the PlayStation 5 would be getting a separate release date.

This new release date, confirmed by Sega’s RGG Studio Twitter account, also coincides with the launch date of the Xbox Series consoles, which ultimately makes Yakuza: Like A Dragon a launch title. This new addition is a great way to bolster Microsoft’s weak lineup of launch titles, and offset the delay of Halo Infinite for gamers.

Unfortunately, there is no good news for the people getting the PlayStation 5 console instead. Yakuza: Like A Dragon will only be making its way to Sony’s next-gen console on March 2, 2021, which is a long way to go. Don’t worry; you’ll still get to play the game on the PlayStation 4 on November 10 as well, if that’s any consolation. 

Also, thankfully, if you’re planning to get your next-gen consoles at a later date instead, you’ll be able to upgrade the game for free. For Xbox users, you can play the game by utilising Xbox Smart Delivery functionality. As for PlayStation users, you’ll be able to download the PS5 version of the game if you’re an owner of the digital copy on the PS4.

Things are starting to look better for Microsoft’s next-gen consoles. I may have to consider getting one now.

Ibrahim's a hardcore gamer and Star Wars fan. He's obsessed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, even claiming that he's a descendant of the fictional Jedi Master. Other than that delusion, Ibrahim's pretty down to earth, collecting figures and buying games he'll never finish.