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Yakuza: Like a Dragon announced - Launches November 10 for PS4 & March 2, 2021 for PS5

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13 minutes ago, Suminya said:

Minor update on the release date - the PS4 version will launch 3 days earlier on November 10:

 

And the PS5 version will launch on March 2, 2021:

 

Timed exclusive next gen is annoying and Phil Spencer was sooooooo against timed exclusivity recently too

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4 hours ago, DEI2EK said:

Timed exclusive next gen is annoying and Phil Spencer was sooooooo against timed exclusivity recently too

Money talks, bullshit walks.

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8 hours ago, DEI2EK said:

Timed exclusive next gen is annoying and Phil Spencer was sooooooo against timed exclusivity recently too

Based on what I've heard about new Xbox dev kits, Microsoft has made it very easy to optimise across generations, while PS5 dev kits are more bespoke and it does require more work to get a PS game on both 4 and 5. I'm not advocating for Microsoft, just stating a thing.

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On 11/1/2020 at 1:45 PM, BlackTorito said:

Does anyone know if NG+ is included in the western release?

 

Apparently it does according to one twitter user!

 

 

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On 02/11/2020 at 0:45 AM, BlackTorito said:

Does anyone know if NG+ is included in the western release?

 

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Just read a review of the game, and watched some video reviews. Sounds like a good JRPG and a good Yakuza game. It also acts as a great entry point for new players (Hence the lack of "7" in the title, as people have already mentioned here).

 

Some details from the reviews: 

  • When Ichiban dies, but other characters don't, you still lose instantly like you do in SMT
  • There is some kind of a social link system, you improve the level of relationships with your 6 friends
  • Late game bosses are hard, you'll need to grind to be able to beat them
  • There are random encounters, but you can see these enemies on the map
  • All the mini-games are back; there are also new ones, like a Mario Kart clone - Dragon Kart, and a mini-game where you try not to fall asleep at a movie theater
  • There are about 50 sub stories, they are as awesome and funny as always.

 

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Can't wait for this. Glad I'm on vacation next week. It'll take some of the sting out of not being able to pre-order a PS5. 

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I've seen those carts around Akihabara. Anyway, Looking forward to this title.

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Trophy info taken from YakuzaFan;

 

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After speaking with Localization Producer Scott Strichart he confirmed that the Trophy List for the western version was also altered for launch to account for the integration. As the new trophy list is now integrated getting the Platinum trophy is now part of the base game list not an expanded DLC trophy list. So we’ll need to work harder to get that Platinum!

 

The wording breaks my brain ('Platinum trophy is now part of the base game list'), but it looks like the Platinum difficulty will have ticked up a little considering you now need to beat EX Hard. I recall it being possible to change the difficulty on NG+ at any point and that people were getting the related Trophy for changing to EX Hard right before the final boss, so hopefully that's still part of the game.

 

This now also means that the base list of the game contains 71(!) Trophies. A record for the series - sadly only one of them is Gold.

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EX Hard isn't needed for the platinum trophy. It just popped for me and I never even started NG+. All you need to do is beat the Level 99 Dungeon in Premium Adventure, which requires a lot of grinding, but it's all doable on normal and not too bad.

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Im actually excited for this I have been waiting for another good turn based RPG and Yakuzas regular fighting got old after one game.

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Got my copy in the mail Saturday, but my roommate kinda failed to mention that I had a package on the table 😒 First time like ever I get an early copy of a game, and I don't even find out about it until last night 😂 Starting it up now. So excited. Walmart FINALLY pulled through with a pre-order. Woot 

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On 04/11/2020 at 3:21 PM, Killbomb said:

Can't wait for this. Glad I'm on vacation next week. It'll take some of the sting out of not being able to pre-order a PS5. 

Says the guy playing his PS5

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3 hours ago, SolidJD said:

Says the guy playing his PS5

 

Got lucky and got one from Target. Didn't realize that was even going to be an option when I made that post.

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I have tasted the beauty of native PS5 games and decided to wait for the PS5 version of this game. This is pretty frustrating because I have played Yakuza games in Japanese before, and I could've easily played this game in January. I didn't expect the localized version to take this long.

I just hope that they put in the work to integrate PS5 features, like the activity cards (for faster save loading?), and maybe a little bit of haptics.

Also, it would be cool if the PS4 version gets a discount by then, so I can buy that and upgrade to PS5. (but, I bought the digital PS5 so I have my doubts this will happen)

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