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Yakuza games are coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2020

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Yakuza (Image credit: Sega)

What you need to know

  • Today, Microsoft revealed dozens of games coming to Xbox Game Pass.
  • Surprisingly, three games from the Yakuza franchise are part of the list.
  • Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are coming to Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and PC in 2020.
  • The titles are regarded as cult classics and have been heavily requested by Xbox One gamers.

Today at X019, Microsoft announced a number of Xbox Game Pass additions like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, a number of Final Fantasy games, and much more. While it's always great to see the Final Fantasy series being a part of Xbox Game Pass, the real stars of the show are the Yakuza games.

This has always been regarded as a staple PlayStation 4 franchise, so when news broke that some of the games were coming to PC, Xbox One owners were hopeful that the titles would make the jump to their platform of choice. Luckily, that day is almost upon us.

You can read about the three Yakuza games below.

Yakuza 0

Fight like hell through Tokyo and Osaka as junior yakuza Kiryu and Majima. Take a front-row seat to 1980's life in Japan in an experience unlike anything else in video gaming. There's ton of action as well as karaoke.

Yakuza Kiwami

Become Kazuma Kiryu, an up-and-coming yakuza who takes the fall for the murder of a crime boss, only to emerge from prison ten years later to a changed world.

Yakuza Kiwami 2

Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, must face the ambitious Ryuji Goda, the Dragon of Kansai, in an all-out war between two rival yakuza clans. There can only be one dragon.

According to Microsoft, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are coming to Xbox One and PC as part of Xbox Game Pass some time in 2020. We don't know much beyond that. Hopefully, Sega will announce a concrete release date soon. We'll keep you posted, but the wait might be a long one, possibly even when Project Scarlett launches.

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Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.