Yakuza 7 gets confirmed for PlayStation 5 and is the first in the series to feature an English voice cast.

Sega Confirms Yakuza 7 for PlayStation 5, Announces English Cast

Yakuza 7 gets confirmed for PlayStation 5 and is the first in the series to feature an English voice cast.

Following the Yakuza 7 (Yakuza: Like a Dragon) English reveal as part of the Summer Game Fest, IGN confirmed Yakuza 7 is getting a PlayStation 5 release and a star-studded English voice cast. There’s also a snazzy new Yakuza 7 trailer showing that voice cast in action.

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Sega also told IGN it’s working on an “upgrade path” similar to Microsoft’s Smart Delivery system and in keeping with what we know about Sony and other developers’ approach to a PlayStation 5 smart delivery concept.

Yakuza 7 will also be the same price both next-gen and current-gen systems, $59.99 — no price boost is planned for this next-gen game at least.

Along with being the first turn-based Yakuza game, Yakuza 7 is also the first in the series to feature an English voice dub. However, Scott Strichart, head of the Yakuza localization team, confirmed on Twitter that Yakuza 7 dual audio will be a thing, with lip-syncing changes to match whatever voice options you play with.

Kaiji Tang (Beastars, Demon Slayer, Trails of Cold Steel 3) voices Yakuza 7 protagonist Ichiban Kasuga, while George Takei (Star Trek, Futurama) lends his famed talents to Yakuza 7‘s family patriarch Masumi Arakawa.

Andrew Morgado (Metro Exodus, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4) is Koichi Adachi, a former police officer who joins Ichiban’s group. Greg Chun, who voiced the protagonist in Judgement, stars as ex-nurse Yu Nanba, while Elizabeth Maxwell (Persona 5, Fruits Basket, Attack on Titan) is Saeko Mukoda, “a bar hostess on a mission.”

Yakuza 7 will launch on November 10 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC. The PlayStation 5 version of the game will launch on March 2, 2021. Pre-orders are currently open. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Yakuza 7 news as it develops.

*Editor’s note: This article has been updated with the Yakuza 7’s confirmed launch date on current- and next-gen systems.

[Source: IGN]

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