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Yakuza 7 DLC Includes New Game Plus Mode

SEGA has announced that Yakuza: Like A Dragon (aka Yakuza 7) will be receiving a bunch of paid-for DLC, including a New Game Plus mode as part of the Additional Challenge Expansion Pack.

Yakuza 7 DLC Detailed

The DLC will feature not only a New Game Plus mode, but also an additional difficulty setting, known simply as ‘High Difficulty Mode.’ There’s no price confirmed yet, but expect more details soon. The content is only available to those of you who have already completed the game.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon, or Yakuza 7 as it’s also known as, will launch for PlayStation 4 in the US and UK in 2020. The game replaces long-time protagonist Kazuma Kiryu with newcomer Ichiban Kasuga, although it seems he has just as much of a penchant for punching people in the face as his predecessor, which is good to know.

Yakuza 7 DLC confirmed

It has been suggested that Yakuza: Like A Dragon will receive a full English dub for its western release, which hasn’t been seen since the original Yakuza.

The series launched for the PlayStation 2 back in 2005, and was localised for the west the following year. The sequel arrived in 2008 but stuck with Japanese dialogue, something which has remained consistent ever since.

SEGA has done a solid job of bringing subsequent titles to the US and UK over the years, although typically we’ve had to wait about a year to get our hands on them after Japan does. The studio is also remastering Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 for the PS4 in the west, with a bundle featuring all three games scheduled for release in early 2020.

While remaining extremely popular in Japan, the Yakuza franchise has steadily built itself a dedicated fan base in western markets. The series has sold over 10.5 million copies worldwide across digital and disc-based mediums, and has spawned a number of spin-off titles in the process.