SEGA has explained why the "Yakuza" brand is no longer recognized and why it has been replaced with the Like a Dragon brand.
Fans of the Yakuza series had a fantastic week last week. Not one, not two, but three Yakuza games were announced during the Tokyo Game Show.
Lastly, the Judgment series has finally landed on PC.
Fans of Yakuza will have noticed that SEGA and series developers, Ryu Ga Gotoku, had stopped using the term "Yakuza." Instead, all three "Yakuza" announcements were referred to as "Like a Dragon".
The Yakuza name is no longer used by SEGA.
Fans of 2020's Yakuza are familiar with the name Like a Dragon.
SEGA has explained why they came to the decision and addressed the name change to fans of the series.
Kotaku has contacted SEGA for an explanation as to why the series will be known as Like a Dragon moving forward.
SEGA has just stated that the Like a Dragon title will “more closely align with the Japanese name.”
It will take some getting used to not referring to this series as its former Yakuza name.
Loads of Yakuza games were announced.
The long-awaited arrival of Yakuza: Ishin to the West was announced during the Tokyo Game Show week. However, it's in the form of a remake of Like a Dragon: Ishin.
A sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon was released, as well as an all-new game starring Kiryu, titled "Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name".
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