Xbox Game Pass subscribers can look forward to some big new games in the near-future, as Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and Like a Dragon: Ishin will be added to the library of the subscription service alongside several other titles. For Like a Dragon Gaiden, this interquel will be available as a day-one release on Game Pass when it launches on November 9, Xbox announced at Tokyo Game Show.
Set after Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and during Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Like a Dragon Gaiden focuses on Kazuma Kiryu, the legendary Yakuza who faked his own death so that he could protect his family. Now operating under the codename of Joryu, Kiryu becomes caught up in a new plot that threatens to expose him and put his loved ones in danger. Billed as a shorter adventure in the Like a Dragon franchise, the game also sets the stage for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth ahead of its January 2024 release, as completing it will unlock exclusive scenes that won’t otherwise be accessible in that game.
Like a Dragon: Ishin was released earlier this year, finally bringing what developer Ryu Ga Gotokou deemed to be an impossible port to Western audiences on a variety of platforms. Unlike the Yakuza and Like a Dragon games that are set in the modern era, Ishin is a samurai epic in which you take up the sword of Sakamoto Ryoma, explore feudal Japan, and uncover who really murdered his father. There’s no set date for its arrival yet, but Xbox confirmed that it will be available on Game Pass later this year.
For something different out of Japan, Game Pass subscribers can also look forward to the original Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy when it comes to Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on September 26. In 2024, the franchise expands with Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
The Like a Dragon and Ace Attorney games join a few other previously confirmed titles headed to Xbox Game Pass. Mineko’s Night Market (October 26), Persona 5 Tactica (November 17), and Persona 3 Reload (February 2, 2024) are all being added as day-one releases. In the immediate Game Pass future, four day-one new releases will be available second half of September, but the Game Pass library is losing nine games in September.
Other announcements from the Xbox Tokyo Game Show panel was confirmation that Octopath Traveler II will arrive on Xbox platforms in early 2024, 2.5D “slasher film parodic action” Hotel Barcelona from Swery65 and Suda51, and the first look at action-adventure Altheia: The Wrath of Aferi.
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