The next game in the Yakuza series appears to be coming to Steam. Yakuza: Like A Dragon – the official Western title of the seventh game in the series – has appeared in the Steam database. That hints that we’re getting a release date announcement outside of Japan soon, and that PC players might not have to wait quite so long for the port this time around.
The Yakuza: Like A Dragon Steam page leaked of its official listing thanks to lashman on Twitter – you can see the details on SteamDB until the store page actually goes live. It’s notable that we’re getting hints of a PC port so soon. The gap between console and PC Yakuza releases has shortened considerably recently, but Like A Dragon doesn’t even have a release date outside of Japan yet – hopefully this hints at a simultaneous launch across platforms.
Like A Dragon launched in Japan back in January, exclusively on PlayStation 4 – as most Japanese launches for the series go. The game focuses on a new protagonist named Ichiban Kasuga, the first time the series has moved away from the previous hero, Kazuma Kiryu.
Still no indication that we’re getting PC ports of Yakuza 6 or the recently-released remasters of 3, 4, and 5, though.
— lashman (@RobotBrush) May 4, 2020
If you’re looking to get into the series, Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2 are still discounted as part of Steam’s Golden Week Sale. (Pick up 0 if you haven’t, it’s a delight and a great starting point.) Or, check out some more of the best PC games as we await further details on the English-language launch of Yakuza: Like A Dragon.