After Sega announced several Yakuza games this week, but didn’t use the Yakuza brand in any of the cases, it was only possible to guess what the publisher would do.
Sega has prepared a packed program for the week of Tokyo Game Show, and to the delight of Yakuza fans, they have announced Like a Dragon: Ishin, originally for PS3 and PS4! Its remakes, such as Dragon 8 and the sub-part Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Cleared His Name – we wrote more about the latter here.
And while each game strengthens the Yakuza series, it may seem strange that the name Yakuza was not included in the title of any of the projects: only the most routine would have guessed that the rebranding was happening in the background, and that was revealed that day. to Kotaku It has been officially confirmed by the publisher. According to a statement sent to the newspaper, the Yakuza brand name will be discontinued and the publisher will use Like a Dragon in the future, simply because it is “closer to the Japanese title.”
In Japan, the French title has always run under the title Ryu Ga Gotoku, and its English equivalent is Dragon, but in the West, Sega used the name Yakuza, which was considered more eloquent. In the future, we will be able to meet the series everywhere under a unified name – if you wish, the title of 2017 Yakuza: Like a Dragon was already the harbinger of this move.