- Eight Yakuza games coming to PlayStation Plus in 2022.
- These games are also available through Xbox Games Pass.
- These games will all be available to Premium users, while Extra subscribers will be able to get thier hands on Yakuzas 0, 6, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 on their release.
WhilePlayStation Plus has transitioned into a three-tiered service, Sony continues to offer free monthly games as a part of the Essential tier. PS Plus subscribers received Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and Arcadegeddon in July, with August’s lineup looking just as exciting.
Earlier today, Sony confirmed that Yakuza: Like a Dragon will be added to PS Plus Essential next month. Joining Yakuza are Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 and Little Nightmares, so August looks like one of the best months for PS Plus free games in recent time. Immediately following this announcement, Sony released a new post confirming that more Yakuza games are coming to PS Plus later this year.
PlayStation Plus is adding the Yakuza series
In addition to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, PlayStation Plus members will get to play the entire Kazuma Kiryu saga in 2022. Sony announces that Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are coming to PS Plus Extra and Premium next month. It should be noted that Yakuza Kiwami 1 and Yakuza Kiwami 2 are remakes of the first two games, with Yakuza 0 being a prequel to the series. While all of them launched with positive reviews, many consider Yakuza 0 to be one of the best games in the franchise.
The release dates for the remaining games are not finalized, but they are set to come sometime in 2022. The remasters of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and Yakuza 5 will be added to PS Plus Premium, so PS Plus Extra members will have to upgrade to the Premium tier to play them. Unlike the Kiwami games, these are not remakes and will play similarly to the PS3 originals. As a result, users may get taken aback by the difference in visual quality when they play Yakuza 3 Remastered after Yakuza Kiwami 2.
The revamped PlayStation Plus service has three different tiers: Essential, Extra, and Premium. The availability of the Yakuza games is spread among them, so it can be a bit confusing, but here is the list as follows:
- Essential: Yakuza: Like a Dragon
- Extra: Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2, Yakuza 6
- Premium: Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, Yakuza 5 Remastered.
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