Yakuza 7 to be titled Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the west

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.


3 responses to “Yakuza 7 to be titled Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the west

  1. Razzee says:

    I don’t think that this is the official name. SEGA Europe promptly deleted the tweet, and there are no videos on their channel.

  2. Bertodecosta says:

    Not fan of the new gameplay. Yakuza goes Persona.

  3. the gaming pope says:

    Horrible, cliche title

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