Sega has announced that they are finally bringing the Yakuza series of games to the Xbox One.
After being PlayStation exclusives for a long time, and with PC ports just showing up last year, the series now makes its way to Microsoft's consoles. Sega has said they'll be starting with three entries in particular. Prequel game Yakuza 0, and the pair of remakes, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2, will be the first games to show up on the platform. All three games are set to come out sometime in 2020 and will launch on the Xbox Game Pass when they do. There's no word on if the remasters of Yakuza 3-5, the new Yakuza 6, spin-off game Judgement, or the currently in progress Yakuza 7 will be making their way to the console.
If you haven't had a chance to play the series before, Yakuza is a series of open-world beat 'em ups that take place in Japan. You play as members of the Yakuza, an organized crime group. The series is known for its ability to combine extreme over the top moments with down to Earth crime drama. It's also known for brutal beat 'em up combat with insane attack animations. However, where the series really shines, is its accurate and extremely detailed recreation of various cities in Japan, and the overabundance of minigames you can participate in. These include everything from going on dates to bowling to baseball and singing at a karaoke bar.
Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwama, and Yakuza Kiwama 2 are all currently available on PlayStation 4 and PC. They will be coming to Xbox One in 2020.
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