A few days ago, Sega announced the release date for the latest Yakuza title on current-gen consoles and PC. Up until today, Yakuza: Like a Dragon was slated to arrive on said platforms on November 13, 2020, with no specific dates for next-gen consoles. Today Sega-owned video game developer RGG Studio moved up the previous launch of November 13 to November 10 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.
A release date for next-gen consoles was also unveiled today, with the newest entrant to the Yakuza series slated for November 10 on the Xbox Series X/S, and March 2, 2021, on the PlayStation 5.
Rise Like a Dragon on PlayStation 5 on March 2, 2021, and get a first look at in-engine footage of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5 right now.— RGG Studio (@RGGStudio) September 28, 2020
Digital owners of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS4 can upgrade to PS5 for free at PlayStation Store immediately on the game’s PS5 release. pic.twitter.com/Ot7uoeKAuN
As is fast becoming the usual industry practice, current-gen console owners who purchase Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version free of charge. PlayStation users will have to upgrade through the PS Store while Xbox users will be upgraded automatically via Smart Delivery.
Apart from unveiling new release dates, today Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio also teased some gameplay footage of the upcoming installment in the Yakuza franchise on the PS5. The video is a little over a minute in length and showcases one of the enemies to be faced by players in the game. Those interested in watching it can find it on RGG Studio's official Twitter handle.