RGG Studio TGS 2022 News Recap; Yakuza / Like a Dragon Trailers, Reveals & More

Developer RGG Studio has recently made a slew of significant announcements regarding the Yakuza/Like a Dragon franchise. To better help organize the new information, we have compiled it into this article.

Like a Dragon 8

Developer RGG Studio and publisher Sega have officially announced Like a Dragon 8. This turn-based RPG will be a sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon and will have Ichiban and Kiryu as protagonists. A 2024 release is planned for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam.

Official screenshots have been provided and are viewable below. Thanks to fansite The Tojo Dojo for sharing them:

You can view the game’s official announcement trailer below:

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

Developer RGG Studio and publisher Sega have announced Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Windows and Steam.

This action title will focus on the series’ former protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, between Yakuza 6: The Song of Life leading up to Like a Dragon 8. A 2023 release is planned.

You can view the game’s announcement trailer below:

Like a Dragon: Ishin!

During today’s State of Play, developer RGG Studio announced that Like a Dragon: Ishin! is releasing for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and PC via Windows and Steam on February 21, 2023. This title was initially only released in Japan in 2014 as Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Further, this will be a fully-fledged remake in Unreal Engine 4 with new content.

You can view the four trailers this game has currently received below:

Official screenshots were shared, viewable below:

Judgment & Lost Judgment Available on PC

Developer RGG Studio and publisher Sega have finally launched Judgment, Lost Judgment, and The Kaito Files DLC on PC via Steam. These titles have remained console exclusive, with no word on potential PC availability. We received early codes for the titles and shared our thoughts on the ports.

Regarding pricing, here’s a breakdown of the potential purchases prospective fans can make:

  • Judgment Digital Standard Edition – $39.99

  • Lost Judgment Digital Standard Edition – $59.99

    • Includes Lost Judgment and School Stories Expansion Pack
  • Judgment and Lost Judgment Digital Deluxe Bundle – $98.87

    • Includes JudgmentLost Judgment, School Stories Expansion Pack, and The Kaito Files DLC Story Episode.
  • The Kaito Files can be purchased separately for $29.99

If you missed it, check out our review of Lost Judgment on PlayStation 5. We also reviewed the Kaito Files DLC.

Further, we reviewed the first Judgment on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

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Lastly, to clear up any potential confusion, Sega has clarified that the series will now be called “Like a Dragon” in the West instead of “Yakuza” to better align with the Japanese name.


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