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The Yakuza series will be called Like a Dragon moving forward

Sega is formally exterminating the Yakuza name and will call the series Like a Dragon moving forward. That indicates 2020’s Yakuza: Like a Dragon will, paradoxically and properly, be the last video game with Yakuza in the name.

This follows on the statement of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Male Who Eliminated His Name (opens in brand-new tab) and a take a look at the Like a Dragon 8 trailer (opens in brand-new tab) today at Tokyo Games Program. The series had actually been called Yakuza in English releases because 2006.

the information (opens in brand-new tab) was made by Sega to Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett, who him that the name would “more carefully line up with the Japanese name.”

That makes good sense: In Japan, the series has actually constantly been called Ryu Ga Gotoku, which indicates… Like a Dragon. The studio that makes the series is likewise called Ryu Ga Gotoku. The branding, then, just modifications in future Western releases. Still, anticipate to see the series described as Yakuza periodically while all of us get utilized to the swap.

No concept what everyone in the video games press are going to do about that modification, however. Informing you the trivia that it was called Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan was constantly great for a complimentary sentence in any post about the series.

The series previously referred to as Yakuza has actually seen unmatched success in the previous couple of years, even offering 2.8 million copies (opens in brand-new tab) on PC alone. It’s one that Sega didn’t promote in the West that much throughout previous years, however has actually begun to deal with as a huge release. For Sega’s employer, that’s since it dedicates to its authentically Japanese vision. (opens in brand-new tab)

That Japanese vision is likewise most likely why we’re getting a remake of Like a Dragon: Ishin! (opens in brand-new tab), the samurai-era Yakuza spinoff. Likewise why it’s just getting subtitles, not calls (opens in brand-new tab): Gotta adhere to that vision.

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