The western fanbase is going to have to wait a little bit longer before it can get some hands on time with Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but the Japanese release of the game is just around the corner. Thanks to that, we've gotten a glimpse of the title's first review score and it once again makes for very positive reading.
Famitsu has awarded the franchise's eighth mainline entry a very respectable 38/40, with the four reviewers in question either handing the experience a ten or a nine when it came to scoring. This will be welcome news for fans who feared the game would be negatively affected by its new turn-based mechanics as this ranking very much lines up with past Yakuza titles. Yakuza 5 is the only game in the series to get a perfect 40/40 from Famitsu, while Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is just a single point behind. The original Yakuza 2 and Yakuza 3 both share the 38/40 Yakuza: Like a Dragon has been awarded.
Does this fill you with confidence? Are you excited to check out Yakuza: Like a Dragon when it eventually comes to the west? Take your turn in the comments below.