- Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available today with Xbox Game Pass!
- This turn-based RPG follows yakuza grunt Ichiban Kasuga and his eccentric friends searching for the truth behind his clan’s betrayal.
- All eight mainline Yakuza series are available with Xbox Game Pass to play on console and PC from Yakuza 0 through Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon roars with Xbox Game Pass today! Now, you can play all eight mainline Yakuza series from Yakuza 0 to the latest installment, Yakuza: Like a Dragon. This celebration calls for champagne – Sparkling Cannon!
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Yakuza: Like a Dragon is an underdog story starring Ichiban Kasuga, a headstrong yakuza with a heart of gold. After doing 18 years of hard time at his Patriarch’s request, Ichiban hopes to return as a hero… only to be met with betrayal from his clan. Alienated and out of touch with the modern world, Ichi finds support among society’s misfits just like him, united by a cause bigger than themselves.
Starting at rock bottom with nothing but your unshakeable morals and the shirt on your back, join Ichi as he fights his way back onto the path — even if the place you end up is where you never expected.
Naturally, there are those out there that would keep Ichi and friends down, from thugs to more insidious groups. So when it’s time to throw down, Ichi’s imagination kicks into high gear and the streets of Yokohama transform into a turn-based RPG battlefield. Why? Because Ichi’s a fan of retro RPGs! Bard becomes Musician, Swordsman becomes Bodyguard, Mage becomes Chef, and much more. Build your party to perfect synergy and overcome any situation.
Now, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a fresh start with a new protagonist, but if you are feeling nostalgic for the older Yakuza games, the Legends Costume Set is available as standalone DLC for the first time. This pack includes eight different ensembles that pay homage to Yakuza’s OGs from Majima’s slick tux to Daigo’s streetwear.
As we’ve mentioned, the previous seven games are also available with Xbox Game Pass, Yakuza 0 through Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Different from Yakuza: Like a Dragon, these are action brawlers that follow the saga of the original series protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, on his own path from humble beginnings to an underworld legend.
Both Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Yakuza 0 are perfect entry points into the series, so if you love a complex narrative in a larger-than-life crime drama with a ton of heart, you are in for an unforgettable ride.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most.
Confused and alone, he embarks on a mission to discover the truth behind his family’s betrayal and take his life back, becoming an unlikely hero for the city’s outcasts on his journey.
LEVEL UP FROM UNDERDOG TO DRAGON IN DYNAMIC RPG COMBAT
Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, and use the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, street signs, and everything else at your disposal to crack some skulls!
ENTER THE UNDERWORLD PLAYGROUND
When you’re not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEGA games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There’s always something new around the corner.
Russian and Brazilian Portuguese subtitles available in early 2021 via patch update.
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Source: Xbox Blog