Following the reveal of the seventh Yakuza game, SEGA has released a trailer for western fans of the series reconfirming a 2020 release date and revealing that the western title will simply be Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
While Japan will be using the title Ryū ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue, literally translated to “Like a Dragon 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness”, SEGA west is smartly dropping the numbering and is simplifying things with a title that refers back to the Japanese title for the series while retaining the western Yakuza title. Given the game is introducing a whole new protagonist, and we’re seven games deep (eight counting Yakuza 0, and even more when you include spin-offs), a fresh start with the title will likely bring more newcomers to the series and for longtime fans, the Kazuma series is now encapsulated in the numbered releases.Ad:
3 responses to “Yakuza 7 to be titled Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the west”
I don’t think that this is the official name. SEGA Europe promptly deleted the tweet, and there are no videos on their channel.
Not fan of the new gameplay. Yakuza goes Persona.
Horrible, cliche title