SEGA dropped a bit of news this morning for Yakuza: Like A Dragon, as we now know when the game will be released on PS5. For months we've known that the game will be released sometime in November 2020 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. We now know that the Xbox Series X version will be out Day One of the console's release and that a PS5 version is confirmed to be released at a later date. What that date will be is unknown as it sounds like SEGA still doesn't even know when the PS5 is set to launch.
Also revealed in today's announcement is the English voice cast which includes George Takei. Takei plays the role of Masumi Arakawa, who according to their info, is "a powerful patriarch whose dissolution of the Tojo Clan's yakuza empire sets into motion the conflict at the heart of this complex, winding narrative." You can read more about the cast below, along with these new screenshots and the latest trailer for the game.
As a veteran actor of TV and movies, George Takei has lent his talent and gravitas to such characters as Hikaru Sulu (Star Trek), Yamato-san, (The Terror) Kaito Nakamura (Heroes) and other iconic roles. Mr. Takei is taking on the role of Masumi Arakawa, a powerful patriarch whose dissolution of the Tojo Clan's yakuza empire sets into motion the conflict at the heart of protagonist Ichiban Kasuga's story. Ichiban joins forces with a colorful crew from different walks of life to uncover the truth behind his former patriarch's capitulation to a rival yakuza organization, the Omi Alliance of Kansai. The main cast includes the following talent:
- Kaiji Tang as Ichiban Kasuga, protagonist of the story returning from 18 years spent in prison
- George Takei as Masumi Arakawa, patriarch of the Arakawa Family
- Andrew Morgado as Koichi Adachi, an ex-cop on the search for truth
- Greg Chun as Yu Nanba, downtrodden former nurse making amends with the world
- Elizabeth Maxwell as Saeko Mukoda, a bar hostess on a mission