The Yakuza Name Is No More in the West, and RGG Studio Explains Why

Like a Dragon is replacing the Western name of SEGA’s long-running series. Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama confirms that the franchise has simply moved away from being about yakuza. “Story-wise too, we are talking about criminal underworld, but we’re not talking about Yakuza, really,” he says. The series has been in existence for more than a decade, and it already feels weird to be called ‘Yakuza’ like a Dragon: Ishin!

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