Yakuza: Like a Dragon headed to Xbox Series X with free upgrade

Yakuza Like A Dragon Trailer
Yakuza Like A Dragon Trailer (Image credit: Sega)

The latest entry in the Yakuza series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, is headed to the West, SEGA has announced. The latest in the weird and wonderful Japanese beat 'em up first launched in January but lacking an international release. Like a Dragon next expands overseas, with availability across Xbox consoles, while also dropping as an Xbox Series X launch title.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon features the same signatures of past games, but with a turn-based approach to combat, while exploring a new region of Tokyo. Amid the game's growing Western popularity, past entries Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami recently hit Xbox One, now targeting launch availability with its upcoming entry.

Microsoft provided the first look at various Xbox Series X gameplay at a recent showcase event, with an appearance from Yakuza: Like a Dragon for the system.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon also pledges to support Xbox Smart Delivery, Microsoft's cross-generation initiative to provide seamless upgrades from Xbox One to Xbox Series X. Supported titles grant free upgrades between consoles, requiring only one purchase for both platforms. The game also features cross-platform saving, allowing you to move forward progress to Xbox Series X on launch day.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

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  • You write "both platforms". I see it as the same platform, with different hardware where you play the games. It's the Xbox ecosystem. Of which PC is also a part. But yeah, mainly for console it makes a lot of sense that a game gets upgraded for free for newer hardware. The fact that we're not used to it is a testament to greedy business practices in the industry. Again, now the ball is on your side of the court, Sony. Your play has been forced though, can't always be the bad guy.