Yakuza 7 Coming to Xbox Series X on November 10

The beloved series comes to next-gen first, shifting its release date forward for Xbox Series X and Series S.

Yakuza 7, also known as Yakuza: Like a Dragon, will be heading to Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10, the same day as the next-gen Xbox consoles launch.

The new launch date is three days earlier than Yakuza 7's release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 13.

Previously, it had been stated that Yakuza 7 would release for the Xbox Series X sometime in November 2020 without a solid date, nothing that it would be a launch game for the new console.

Yakuza 7 originally launched for PlayStation 4 in Japan on January 16, where it's known as RyÅ« ga Gotoku 7: Hikari to Yami no Yukue (Like a Dragon 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness). It stars new main character Ichiban Kasuga rather than the previous series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu.

Another notable feature of Yakuza 7 is its departure from the more familiar beat'em up style gameplay of the series, instead going for a turn-based RPG battle system complete with a four-person party, assists, summons, and even different jobs characters can obtain.

This is partially due to Ichiban Kasuga being a huge fan of the Dragon Quest series, with these battles showing one of the ways he views the world.

A PlayStation 5 version has also been confirmed, but it is currently unknown when it will release. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more on Yakuza 7 as we learn it. 


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Games Yakuza 7 Genres ActionRPG Platforms Xbox OneSeries X Tags actionrpg
Published Sep. 9th 2020

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