Yakuza: Like A Dragon Steam Listing Appears
Yakuza: Like a Dragon now has a Steam listing. There hasn't been any news on the game's Western launch since it was announced for 2020 back in September.
When it comes to news on Yakuza 7’s Western release, all has been quite for a while now. But it looks like that might be changing very soon.
Announced as Yakuza: Like a Dragon for the West back in September, the game was listed for Steam on Monday and entered on SteamDB, which probably means a store page and some sort of announcement is soon to follow.
The game already launched in Japan back in January for the PlayStation 4, and brought on a major shift for the long-running Sega series, introducing a new protagonist and switching from action to a turn-based RPG style.
Sega has been experimenting with putting Yakuza on different platforms in the past couple years, after keeping it a near exclusive series to PlayStation throughout its entire run. Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 were brought to Steam and Xbox One, with the moves opening up the franchise to a slew of new fans.
That Yakuza: Like a Dragon has a Steam listing is interesting, 1) because it suggests that a release date may be set soon, and 2) because it might mean that a PC version will launch alongside the PS4 version for the first time, or at least be right behind it.
— lashman (@RobotBrush) May 4, 2020
After Yakuza 6: The Song of Life completed the decades-long story of its main character, Kiryu Kazuma, developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio felt it was time for a change. It started with Judgment (Judge Eyes in Japan) — a new detective story in the familiar setting of Kamurocho — and carried on into Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which follows Ichiban Kasuga in a rag to riches adventure…”Just like in Dragon Quest!” as he says in-game.