Like a Dragon Gaiden, RGG Studios’ upcoming installment in the Yakuza series, will be released as a digital-only game, According to KamurochoBros’s tweet.
Hi everyone. It seems like we were given the wrong information. We have spoken to retailers that have reached out to SEGA.
We can unfortunately confirm that there is NO physical ESRB version of Like A Dragon Gaiden. It will be a digital only title. pic.twitter.com/CWP4cgS6tv
— KamurochoBros ~ Like a Dragon Gaiden HYPETRAIN (@KamurochoBros) June 9, 2023
KamurochoBros is a YouTube channel that dedicatedly covers the works from RGG Studios, including the Yakuza and Judgement series. The channel reached out to several retailers that had made inquiries to SEGA about getting copies of Like a Dragon Gaiden after the game’s release date was announced. According to them, the game isn’t going to be available in physical disc format, at least outside Asia. Pre-orders for the game have begun on Xbox Store and Steam.
The gaming community is deeply upset after learning about this development, with a lot of people really skeptical about the ongoing trend of many studios releasing digital-only copies of their titles. Just last month, Remedy Entertainment announced that their upcoming Alan Wake 2 is going to be a digital-only release.
A large number of people have expressed their concerns about this shocking revelation, with some of the players stating that they will not buy the game if it is a digital-only title. Some of the hardcore fans of the series have also made their discontent known through Twitter and Reddit. A small portion of the series’ fanbase thinks that this decision has been made owing to the fact that Like a Dragon Gaiden isn’t a mainline entry within the series, hence RGG and SEGA might be expecting a dip in sales.
That's sad. Will not support that. Guess this will be one Yakuza title I skip
— Rasheeda Burke (@Rashimotosan) June 9, 2023
then i will not be buying pic.twitter.com/vKQa4fjC0h
— Gabriel 🗿 (@I_EAT_QUARTERS) June 9, 2023
Like a Dragon Gaiden is slated to launch on November 9, 2023, for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, PS4, and PS5.
Source – Kamurochobros (via Twitter)