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Sega veteran Yakuza series director in talks to leave for NetEase

Sega’s long-running Yakuza series already said goodbye to in-game hero when they retired old protagonist Kiryu Kazuma with their latest Yakuza: Like A Dragon. The series, and Sega, may be about to lose another familiar face with a lengthy career. Long-time Sega director behind the Yakuza series and Super Monkey Ball games Toshihiro Nagoshi is reportedly in talks to leave the company after 32 years. If he does make the leap, Nagoshi is expeted to start a new team beneath NetEase—the company currently behind mobile games including Diablo Immortal. Read more

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Looks like Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming to Xbox Game Pass soon

By Dom Peppiatt 13 June 2021 01:11 GMT Yakuza: Like A Dragon is probably coming to Xbox Game Pass soon – at least that’s according to the Brazilian Microsoft Store.We’re less than 24 hours away from the big Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, but already we’re starting to see some of the big announcements that are likely to be made by the platform holder.Ahead of the big show going live, a Brazilian Twitter account has shared some images noting that DLC for the Sega-published title was listed for Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft removed any references to the subscription service sharprish once the tweet…

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Yakuza series turn-based battles are here to stay, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio say

Yakuza series developers Ryu Ga Gotoku revealed a sequel to their spinoff series Judgement today. The announcement came and went without any mention of a PC release though, alas. It did produce an interesting detail about the future of the Yakuza series. After turning the traditionally beat ’em up brawler games on their head by switching to turn-based combat in Yakuza: Like A Dragon, RGG say that the series will continue in that style while the Judgement series carries the action game banner. Intriguing! Read more

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Sega gets Yakuza: Like a Dragon off SteamDB over fear site is selling pirated copies

Sega seems to believe SteamDB is illegally distributing copies of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PC.Sega has pulled off a particularly strange move. The Japanese publisher sent a DMCA notice to SteamDB‘s hosting service, which resulted in Yakuza: Like a Dragon no longer appearing on the site.SteamDB is the project of Pavel Djundik and Martin Benjamins. The site tracks much of what happens to games and apps on Steam, be it updates, player activity, .exe modification – pretty much anything a developer does to a game behind-the-scenes. It’s a great resource into the world of releasing and updating games on…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon players can download the Legends Costume Set for free

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:00 GMT To celebrate the release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5, Sega is handing out the Legends Costume Set for free.Previously available only through pre-ordering Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the set is now available to download for free across all platforms and versions of the game. You have until April 2 to grab the pack.The set includes eight costumes, two of which are clothing from Yakuza 0 worn by Goro Majima and Kazuma Kiryu. It also includes costumes worn by Taiga Saejima, Haruka Sawamura, Ryuji Goda, Daigo Dojima, Makoto Date, and…

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Best of 2020: Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Alex’s other GOTY picks

I was one of those FF fans that didn’t even want a Final Fantasy 7 Remake to begin with – but there’s no denying that Square Enix nailed it. I never quite saw the point in a remake. Yeah, Cloud and his friends looked incredibly dated in the PS1 game, but as far as I could see it was a near-perfect product. More importantly, I reckon it’d be impossible to do the story of Final Fantasy 7 justice in the modern world with all the trappings of modern games: the detail, the voice acting, the sheer hours required to produce…

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Yakuza’s 15th anniversary livestream will include news on “future developments”

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 22 November 2020 16:29 GMT Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio plans to hold a special livestream to mark the series’ 15th anniversary in December.Hot on the heels of the launch of the critically acclaimed Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio plans to hold a livestream that’ll include notes on future plans for the series (thanks, PCGamesN).The studio announced the plans via its Twitter account, which reveals the dedicated livestream will include a retrospective on 15 years of the series and promises to announce “future developments” for Yakuza, too. 【『龍が如く』15周年 記念特番配信決定】12月8日(火)20時より龍が如く15周年を記念した生放送番組を配信決定! ゲストに黒田崇矢さん、中谷一博さんをお迎えし、15年の歴史を振り返ると共に、今後の展開を発表いたします! 視聴URLはこちらhttps://t.co/LuDiquRGkb#龍が如く pic.twitter.com/czdiVCL0RK — 龍が如くスタジオ 公式…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon coming to PlayStation 5 in March 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 14:38 GMT Sega has today confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on November 10 (the same day as its Xbox Series X and S release date), and will come later to PlayStation 5 on March 2, 2021.This is a slight change from the previously revealed release date of November 13, and apparently Sega has moved the game up a little to align with the release date of Microsoft’s next-gen console.The Xbox Series X and S versions will offer a Smart Delivery upgrade path…

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon release date set for November

By Cian Maher, Monday, 24 August 2020 15:25 GMT Sega recently announced the official Yakuza: Like A Dragon release date, stating that the game is due to launch on November 13, 2020. Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and PS4. According to a press release received by VG247 via email, it will be available on Xbox Series X day one, meaning that Microsoft’s next-gen console will either be launching the same day or several days prior to it.We already knew that Xbox Series X was arriving in November, and that Yakuza: Like…