Sega’s new Yakuza RPG arrives this November with an English dub

Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be released this November in North America, Sega confirmed on Wednesday. The action-packed, turn-based role-playing game will feature a full English-language dub, similar to last year’s Yakuza spinoff Judgment, and will star veteran actor George Takei.

Takei will voice Masumi Arakawa, “a powerful patriarch whose dissolution of the Tojo Clan’s yakuza empire sets into motion the conflict at the heart” of Yakuza: Like A Dragon.

The new Yakuza will be released for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One this November. Yakuza: Like A Dragon will also be available on Xbox Series X on launch day, Sega said, via Microsoft’s Smart Delivery program. A PlayStation 5 “upgrade path” is also in the works, but does not have an official release date.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon plays differently from previous Yakuza games, and draws influence from Square Enix’s Dragon Quest series. Protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and his party of fellow adventurers take on job roles that define their character classes, and can call upon turn-based RPG mechanics, akin to healing spells and monster summons, in battle.

The game was released in Japan, under the name Yakuza 7: Whereabouts of Light and Darkness, earlier this year.

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