Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon Announced as a Launch Title for Xbox Series X

Like many English speaking fans of the Ryū ga Gotoku series, known as Yakuza in the west, I’ve eagerly awaited a western release of their latest title Yakuza 7. With the SteamDB leaks that recently hit the news, the anticipation for a release date erupted to an all-time high. For perspective, Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon launched in Japan on January 16, 2020, for the PS4. Thankfully, we finally have an official window announced for a western launch for Yakuza 7: Holiday 2020. Yes, a Yakuza game will be a day one title for the Xbox Series X. The Xbox Series X title will support Microsoft’s new “Smart Delivery” model, otherwise meaning that if you purchased the title for Xbox One it will be available for you on the Xbox Series X for no additional cost.

To fans of the series, this may come as shocking news. With the launch of the brilliant Yakuza 0, Ryū ga Gotoku studios have created incredible momentum in bringing the series to a mainstream audience. Yet, it wasn’t long ago that Yakuza was suited as a niche title. Thanks to newfound dedication to fantastic localizations, particularly with the Yakuza Kiwami titles, we now live in a world where Judgement exists and Yakuza is a launch title for the new XBOX! I fully expect more news for Yakuza 7 to release over the next week. I have a hunch Sony will have a similar move up their sleeve for their launch-line up. 

Turned Based Combat is a first for the series.

If you’d like to catch up on the series before diving into the seventh mainline title you can find Yakuza 0 and Kiwami on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Yakuza Kiwami 2 (soon to be a Game-Pass title), 3, 4, and 5 are also available but as PS4 (or PS3 for the original 3, 4, and 5) exclusives.

Share this article:

Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
Share on tumblr
Tumblr
Share on email
Email
Share on whatsapp
WhatsApp

Recent Posts

Game Reviews

SkaterXL Review – The First Real Skating Sim

SkaterXL is here to kick off the resurgence of the skating game genre. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 are getting remade, Session has made waves, and Skate 4 …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Xbox Games Showcase & Ghost of Tsushima Impressions | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 47

This week Joel and Ben review the Xbox Games Showcase. They discuss whether Xbox sold us on purchasing their new console or just a shiny new PC. Then they dive …

Final Checkpoint Podcast

Our Favorite Games of 2020 So Far! | Final Checkpoint Podcast Ep. 46

Joel and Ben discuss some quick headlines before jumping into their favorite games of 2020 so far. The list includes, The Last of Us Part II, Gears Tactics, Xenoblade Chronicles …

PlayStation Plus Game Deals

Don’t Miss July 2020’s PlayStation Plus Games

There is still time to grab this month’s Playstation Plus titles. This month was a little different because PlayStation celebrates 10 years since PlayStation Plus was first introduced back on …

New Fable Gaming

Fable Reboot Announced for Xbox Series X

As the Xbox Games Showcase concluded, one final premier was dropped like an atomic bomb: a brand new Fable. Finally, the ever elusive RPG/Adventure series has been revived by Microsoft …

State of Decay 3 Gaming

Microsoft Announces State of Decay 3

During its Xbox Game Showcase today Microsoft officially announced State of Decay 3, the highly anticipated Zombie Survival RPG, to launch for Xbox Series X. During the premier trailer, we …

New Merch In Stock! ✊🏾

Ultra soft, authentic ringspun cotton. 100% of earnings will be donated.