Yakuza: Like a Dragon News
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Producer Reflects on One Piece Inspiration, 'Ichiban Is Basically Luffy'
We can totally see it
Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduced the world to lovable lout Ichiban Kasuga, a petty criminal with a heart of gold. But did you know that part of the inspiration for Ichi's portrayal comes from the manga mega-hit One Piece, and specifically, the characterisation of protagonist Monkey D. Luffy himself? It's true, and this tasty...
Reminder Last Chance to Claim August's PS Plus Essential PS5, PS4 Games
Add them to your library
It's a fresh month, which means a new batch of PS Plus Essential games is on the horizon. However, before we concern ourselves with September's goodies, let's not forget August's PS Plus lineup. Today, 5th September, is your last day to claim this trio and add them to your games library, and it's a selection you'll want...
News PS Plus Essential Monthly Games for August 2022 Are Available Now on PS5, PS4
The PS Plus Essential monthly games always pop up on the first Tuesday of the month, and would you believe it, we've reached August's selection already. Available to all PS Plus subscribers on all tiers, this month's lineup is now available to download and add to your library. As a reminder, this month sees a fresh trio of PS5 and PS4...
Poll Are You Happy With Your PS Plus Essential Games for August 2022?
Plus or minus?
The PS Plus Essential line-up for August 2022 has been officially announced, and as always, we would like nothing more than to hear whether you're happy with what's being offered. But first, let's run through a quick recap, shall we? You could argue that August has not one, but two headline acts in the form of top notch remake Tony...
News PS Plus Essential PS5, PS4 Games Announced for August 2022
Following yet another leak, the PS Plus Essential monthly games for August 2022 have now been officially unveiled. It's the usual three games spread across PS5 and PS4, and there's something for everyone in this latest trio. August 2022's PS Plus Essential monthly games are: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 (PS5, PS4)
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Sequel Announced and In Development
Take your turn
Just the other day, Yakuza and Judgment developer RGG Studio confirmed the departure of Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato — two SEGA veterans who helped shape the Yakuza series as we know it. The company has been restructured as a result, and the new team has already revealed what it's working on next. We all knew it was coming,...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Cosplay Performance Is Impressively Accurate
I'm walkin' here
Hugely talented cosplayer Enyen has recently been making waves with a very impressive adaptation of Yakuza: Like a Dragon — and we just had to write about it. Enyen's Twitter posts have been going viral over the past few days, with the cosplayer taking to the streets as protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. With the help of fellow...
Soapbox How Yakuza Proves Bigger Open Worlds Aren't Always Better
Bigger is not always better – at least, that’s what I try to tell myself every time I hop in the shower. Alright, I’m probably lying to myself: after all, no one orders a single patty from Five Guys, do they? I do believe, however, that in the case of open world games, a smaller, denser environment is preferable to gigantic open...
Poll Have You Played Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and What Review Score Would You Give It?
Enter the dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon finally launched on PlayStation 5 earlier this week, following the end of an Xbox exclusivity period on next-gen hardware. The often insane RPG runs better than ever on Sony's new system, and even though we had already played it to death on PS4, we've been enjoying it all over again on PS5. At its best, we...
Reminder Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Legends Costume DLC Is Free, But Only for a Limited Time
It's all in the suit
The 'Legends Costume Set' for Yakuza: Like a Dragon is currently going free on the PlayStation Store, in celebration of the game's launch on PS5. It includes eight different outfits, all of which are based on existing characters in the series. And yes, it lets you dress protagonist Ichiban up as the infamous Goro Majima. If...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Free PS5 Upgrade Now Available
Go, go Ichiban
Update 3: Hurrah, the free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for Yakuza: Like a Dragon is finally working for digital buyers. Either find the game on the PlayStation Store or in your library, and you should see the option to upgrade for free on the right of the screen. After you've clicked that, just make sure to download the PS5 version and you're...
Reminder Yakuza: Like a Dragon Beats Down PS5 This Week
It’s been a long wait, but the turn-based Yakuza: Like a Dragon will finally make its move on PlayStation 5 this week. The game launched on the PlayStation 4 – and various other platforms – last year, but was delayed on Sony’s next-gen console, presumably due to marketing arrangements. Fortunately, those deals have now elapsed,...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Pokes Fun at Next-Gen Upgrades
Crustacean AI, anyone?
Listen, we know that this is predominately an Xbox trailer and PS5 players will have to wait until next year to get their free Yakuza: Like a Dragon upgrade, but this is still a fun video. The short but sweet clip starts by highlighting the benefits of next-gen hardware, before listing a bunch of dumb selling points like...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Yokohama Map Is Bloody Huge
Way bigger than Kamurocho
Kamurocho, the infamous red light district that's featured in every mainline Yakuza game to date (and even Judgment), is one of our favourite places in gaming. We love it to bits, but at this point, its gaudy streets burned into our brains. Fortunately, the developer knows how to shake things up just enough, as it...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Looks Positively Barmy in New Trailer
Either Yakuza: Like a Dragon is poised to become the best game ever made, or the person cutting its trailers is a genius. Whatever the case, you’ve got to watch this trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 5 action role-playing game – it’s bonkers! This video showcases many of the minigames you’ll encounter during your quest, some of...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon PS5 Version Coming March 2021, Free Upgrade Confirmed
Free physical upgrade too
Update: It has now been confirmed that physical PS4 copies of Yakuza: Like a Dragon can also be upgraded to the PS5 version free of charge — you'll just need to purchase the console that comes with a disc drive. However, your save data will not transfer from PS4 to PS5. Original story: Whilst Xbox Series X owners...