When Yakuza 0 became available to Xbox Game Pass members last winter, I cautiously dipped a toe into the seedy underworld of Tokyo. Over 100 hours and 3 completed games later, I find that the Yakuza franchise now resides among my favorites of all time. And we’re just getting started.
When we enter the next generation of Xbox on November 10, the first game I plan to load up will be Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which launches alongside Xbox Series X|S.
In today’s Xbox Podcast with Major Nelson, SEGA’s Scott Strichart joins us to introduce everything that’s new in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, including some brand-new Xbox Series X gameplay. It was also great to hear how a number of smart and interesting shifts in location, characters, and even genre are creating a new and interesting take on the Yakuza franchise.
Get ready to visit Yokohama and have your heart stolen by a brand new protagonist in the series by checking out the full interview above. And if you’ve never walked the streets of Kamurocho and experienced the life of a Yakuza before, Xbox fans can check it out this weekend (up until October 4) with Free Play Days featuring Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2. Even better, if you’re on Xbox Game Pass you have access to these great games today!
Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more on Yakuza: Like a Dragon.