The eighth entry in the Yakuza franchise, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, has been spotted on Steam's database, hinting towards a PC version of the title. Yakuza: Like a Dragon released in the Japanese market in January exclusively for the PS4, and is expected to release sometime later this year for the rest of the world. However, there was no announcement on whether this worldwide release will come alongside a new PC port as well.
The listing from SteamDB, used to track any new additions or changes to listings on Valve's gaming platform. It went up earlier on May 4th, with an unknown name, and a note that it is “deleted or hidden to the public.” There were a couple of screenshots of the logo and other assets alongside the listing, but they don't have much value. Yakuza: Like a Dragon managed to sell over 400,000 copies in Japan since its January release.
The last main entry we got was 2016's Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and it released exclusively on PS4 as well. It was received with critical acclaim from fans of the franchise, and was available worldwide around two years after its initial release date. The series hasn't seen a PC entry since Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami and its sequel, but the Steam database update almost confirms its existence. However, take everything with a grain of salt till Ryu Ga Gotoku or Sega confirm or deny the news.
Yakuza Like a Dragon coming to Steam https://t.co/58DHcrl1bQ pic.twitter.com/cZAO8YAKjE— Wario64 (@Wario64) May 4, 2020
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