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Screenshot: Sega

First Yakuza The game was released in 2006 and branding most recently used in the 2020s Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Among the eight major releases and a number of spin-offs, the name became synonymous with sharp suits, hours of footage and bikes smack in the face of my friend, but as Sega prepares to welcome the next generation of games in the series, he chooses this moment to say so. farewell to the name.

From historical spin-offs to modern spin-offs and the ninth entry, you’ve seen new games announced earlier this week. in the main seriesthey all had one thing in common: Sega called them all ‘Like a dragon‘, while we still call them’Yakuza‘, partly because old habits are hard to break, but also because we know it we still call them Yakuza games, most of you do too (even judgment games like Yakuza headers, just because it helps).

I contacted Sega today to clarify this, and their response was clear: Yakuza the name no longer exists. For these three games, and every new title in the series after that, they all ‘Like a dragon‘ instead of branding that, as I was told, Match more closely with the Japanese name.”

Japanese gamers will probably wonder what the big deal is, since the series is home to both the games themselves and the development studio behind them. there is always was called Ryuga Gotoku/Ryu ga Nyo means… in English…Like a dragon. So there will be no need for the change in Japan, only the Western releases will carry new branding.

As you can see now, Yakuza 7 Full title in the westYakuza: Like a Dragon– actually was a little bit confusionbut like the game itself it seemed thenit was also the perfect way to say goodbye to the old Yakuza ad while facilitating we all a Like a dragon will come.

goodbye Yakuza, and thanks for all the memories. You were shorter more flexible and more fun say more Like a dragon.

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