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Let Ini Kamoze take you back to 1994 with Yakuza: Like A Dragon’s hotstepping launch trailer

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

 

SEGA’s latest underworld epic, Yakuza: Like A Dragon, is now available for the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The Xbox One version of the game features Smart Delivery support, allowing players to upgrade to the Xbox Series X|S version free of charge.

The PlayStation 5 version is currently slated to release early next year.

To celebrate its release, SEGA has posted a launch an explosive launch trailer. Set to Ini Kamoze’s 1994 hit  “Here Comes the Hotstepper,” the footage does a good job of introducing Yakuza: Like A Dragon‘s wild-haired hero Ichiban Kasuga and his companions while showcasing the game’s turn-based bare-knuckle brawls, over-the-top Poundmates attacks, and more.

Check out the launch trailer below:

There are 3 different versions available: The Day Ichi Edition (for $59.99, available both physically and digitally), which features the Legends Costume Set incorporating eight costumes representing characters from throughout the series and a steel book case; The $69.99 digital-only Hero Edition, which includes everything from the Day Ichi Edition, along with unlocking the complete in-game job set and Management Mode set; and the Legendary Hero Edition ($89.99 and digital-only) which comes with all the Hero Edition content as well as the full in-game crafting set, karaoke set, Ultimate Costume set and stat boost set.

I gave the game plenty of praise in my review last week, saying:

“No doubt about it, SEGA took some considerable risks when they decided to change their established formula so radically for Yakuza: Like A Dragon. But in the end, I think the gamble paid off. Ryū ga Gotoku Studio’s latest offering may not pack the punchy, moment to moment gameplay of its predecessors. Still, it makes up for that with its more in-depth brawls, an engaging job system, and a story that focuses not just on a single protagonist but on several compelling heroes with their own complex motivations.”

You can read our full Yakuza: Like A Dragon review here.

So, are you looking forward to hitting the streets of Yokohama as Ichiban Kasuga? If so, which platform will you be playing on? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

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