Sega has officially removed the Yakuza brand name and replaced it with the like aDragon

Sega has officially removed the Yakuza brand name and replaced it with the like aDragon

Following the news that Like a Dragon: Ishin is coming to the West, Sega has confirmed that it is officially dropping the Yakuza name from its fan-favourite RPG series.

By comparison, new games coming to what would''ve been the "Yakuza" series will bear the name "Like a Dragon."

Sega confirms that as the Like a Dragon logo is "more closely aligned with the Japanese name," it is officially dropping the Yakuza name from every new title in the future.

Sega has recently announced that a western version for the legendary Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon: Ishin, which has been "rebuilt from the ground up," will be shipped to PS4 and PS5 in February. It was recently confirmed that it will only feature Japanese voice acting.

Like a Dragon: Ishin was originally available for PlayStation 3 and PS4 in Japan under the name Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! back in 2014, repurposing the chaotic Yakuza formula to the Late Edo Period for a historical slice of samurai action. It follows protagonist Sakamoto Ryoma as he returns to his home in Tosa, where, after a run-in with a high-ranking samurai, he is sentenced

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