Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio hasn’t used an English language dub in Yakuza game since the original released on PS2 in the early 2000s, but there may be some evidence to suggest that may change with Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Yesterday Resetera member Aurc found a listing on the PCB Production list for Yakuza: Like A Dragon which has since been removed. PCB Production is a language localisation specialist having worked on Persona 5. The company also worked on Judgment, the new franchise by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio set in the same world as the Yakuza games, and that had an English dub available.
There’s been no confirmation yet from SEGA about an English dub but with the growing popularity of the Yakuza titles in the West it’s an option that may appeal to the company. Yakuza: Like A Dragon was announced earlier last year and is a big departure from the previous entries in the game. Kiryu Kazuma is no longer the main character replaced by a new character called Ichiban Kasuga who is a low ranking member of the Yakuza. The battle system has also changed with turn-based battled replacing the real time combat that was present in the previous titles. There’s also a change of scenery as Kamarucho is replaced by Yokohama, a location three times bigger than the previous setting.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be available in Japan on January 16th with a western release following later in 2020.