PlayStation Plus continues to offer games on subscription services as it transitions to a three-tier service. Yakuza: Like a Dragon to the PS Plus Essential subscription tier, which we reported on the site. Sony announcing that the game will be added published a blog post announcing that more Yakuza games will be added to the subscription in the future.
8 Yakuza games add to subscription starting this month
In addition to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which was added to the PS Plus Essential subscription service in August, PS Plus members will have access to all games in the Kazuma Kiryu saga in 2022. This announcement means that the entire Yakuza franchise will be available to PS Plus members in 2022, depending on their membership tier. PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium subscribers will have access to Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 next month.
8 Yakuza games are coming to PlayStation Plus in 2022, with first titles becoming available in August.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) July 27, 2022
It should be noted that Yakuza Kiwami 1 and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are remakes of the first two games, while Yakuza 0 is the prequel to the series. It should also be noted that, despite the overall positive ratings for the Yakuza series, many consider Yakuza 0 to be the best Yakuza game.
The release dates of the other games have not been finalized. However, they will be added to the PS Plus Extra and Premium service in 2022. Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 will be added to the PS Plus Premium service. Therefore, PS Plus Extra members will need to upgrade.
Yakuza games to be added to the PS Plus game catalog next month
Yakuza: Like a Dragon | August | PlayStation Plus Essential/ Extra/ Premium
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the seventh main game in the Yakuza series. It is a role-playing game developed and published by Sega. It’s about Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking member of a low-level yakuza family, who spends 18 years serving a crime he didn’t commit and returns to the city.
Yakuza 0 | August | PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium
Yakuza 0 takes place in the second half of the 1980s, at a time when real estate prices in Japan were quite high. Yakuza 0, where we direct two characters named Kazuma Kiryu, who runs collection-style works, and Goro Majima, who owns a nightclub, also stands out with different fighting styles.
Yakuza Kiwami | August | PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium
The first Yakuza game was released for the PS2 console in 2005, and this PS4 version brings that experience back to us with its remake. It follows Kazuma Kiryu’s 10 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit and returns to the streets of Japan to save his best friend.
Yakuza Kiwami 2 | August | PlayStation Plus Extra/Premium
A sequel to Yakuza Kiwami 1, Kiwami 2 follows Kazuma Kiryu’s return to duty after the clan’s fifth president is killed by rival organization assassins one year after the events of the first Yakuza.
Yakuza games to be added to the PS Plus game catalog during the year:
- Yakuza 3 Remastered | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 4Remastered | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 5 Remastered | PlayStation Plus Premium