At the RGG Summit 2022 stream ahead of Tokyo Game Show, RGG Studio revealed four big titles, including the much-anticipated Like a Dragon 8!
Alongside this, three other releases were announced by the studio, including a remake of Like a Dragon Ishin, a new spin-off,and
Like a Dragon 8
No doubt the highlight of the stream for Yakuza fans is the announcement of Like a Dragon 8, an upcoming RPG that’s the sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon. It will feature Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu as dual protagonists, and it should keep the previous game’s turn-based RPG system.
This announcement is significant not only for featuring both Kiryu and Ichiban, but it also means that moving forward, the Yakuza series will now be called “Like a Dragon” in English outside Japan. This makes it an accurate translation of the Japanese title Ryu Ga Gotoku (which literally means Like a Dragon).
The 8th installment is set to release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC sometime in 2024.
Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Next up, we have Like a Dragon: Ishin, an upcoming remake of the Ishin spin-off which was released in 2014 exclusively in Japan.
In case you’re unfamiliar, this game is set in Edo Period Japan and will follow the story of Sakamoto Ryoma (who is basically Kiryu but in the Edo Period).
Like a Dragon: Ishin! will be available on February 22, 2023 on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
A new spin-off title was also announced entitled Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. This action-adventure game tells the story of Kazuma Kiryu following the events of Yakuza 6.
This game will be released in 2023 on the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Judgment + Lost Judgment PC release
Finally, it was revealed during the stream that Judgement and Lost Judgment are now available on PC. All titles and DLC from the Judgment series, including Judgment Remastered, Lost Judgment, The Kaito Files, and other DLC, are also available as a single set as the Judgment Series Collection.
Of these four games, Like a Dragon: Ishin! will be exhibited at the Tokyo Game Show 2022 which begins today. At the event, there will be a demo corner where visitors can try out the new game, along with photo spots, gifts, and more.