Not even the time to catch your breath from events Nintendo e PlayStation, in view of the Tokyo Game Show 2022, which we must already talk about what is shown in the Ryu Ga Gotoku Summit 2022, the event announced by SEGA and dedicated to the world of Yakuza.. or better Like a Dragon (Ryu Ga Gotoku).
Yes, yesterday's announcement of Like a Dragon: Ishin! it was a little taste of the rebranding in the West of the series, after ben 17 years from the PlayStation 2 debut.
Story trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin!
The trailer for Like a Dragon: Ishin! released during the RGG Summit 2022 goes to deepen what was seen last night, thus showing new images on SEGA's strange approach to the legend of Sakamoto Ryoma, during the Bakumatsu Era of the Japanese Edo Period. The remake of the PS3 title will be released on February 22, 2023 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
“For this new version, we will take the most famous characters from Yakuza 6 and 7 and incorporate them into this game, creating an exceptional cast. We will also take several songs and other goodies from previous games, making it an All-Stars version. "
Like a Dragon 8
Then came the confirmation that everyone was waiting for: the official announcement of Like a Dragon 8, the new chapter of the “JRPG breakthrough” of the series. In this chapter, Kiryu and Ichiban will share the spotlight, in a new adventure scheduled for the 2024 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC and still under development.
“The scale of this game will be huge, it will be our biggest game. This game is about Kiryu who has left the past behind and Ichiban who has all the future in front of him. We thought we had to bring Kiryu back to talk about this issue. "
But what happened to Kiryu between Yakuza 6 and 7, to then lead him to adopt a new hair "much more pop"?
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
This question will find an answer within the canonical side story arriving by 2023 on PlayStation, Xbox and PC, in preparation for Like a Dragon 8. In the words of the producer Masayoshi Yokoyama, Like a Dragon Gaiden will return to the classic formula of the series, thus placing itself as a action-adventure and big at least half of Yakuza 6.