Yakuza Remastered Collection and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life heading to Xbox Game Pass

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has confirmed that both Yakuza Remastered Collection and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will be heading to Xbox Game Pass in 2021. Yakuza Remastered Collection includes Yakuza 3, 4, and 5. This means that all of the mainline Yakuza games with Kiryu Kazama as the lead will be on Microsoft’s service for subscribers to play. Xbox Game Pass already has Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami 1 and Yakuza Kiwami 2 available.

As you can see from the Tweet above the Yakuza Remastered Collection will be available from January 28th, while Yakuza 6: The Song of Life will arrived on March 25th. In our Yakuza 6 review, Miguel wrote:

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Yakuza 6 is a beast of a game, and it sends Kiryu off in style. The graphical upgrades are mouth-watering, and the seamless interior exploration makes an already immersive world even more engrossing. Combat feels very different from any other Yakuza game, and while it’s a little sluggish and unsatisfying at first, upgrades and stat buffs help make Kiryu feel like as much of a bruiser as he’s always been. While some important side-characters don’t get their moment in the sunset here, Kiryu Kazuma gets one last heart-breaking journey that parallels the highs and lows of his previous adventures. Kiryu may be gone, but with a new engine and flashy new combat, the Yakuza series is nowhere close to going away.

While Yakuza 6 may have been the end of Kiryu’s arc is not the end of the Yakuza story. Recently, Yakuza: Like A Dragon was released bringing with it the new series protagonist Ichiban. In our review for Yakuza: Like A Dragon, Thomas wrote:

Yakuza Like a Dragon is an enjoyable new twist on the series, although it’s not hard to imagine that many long-time fans of the series will be put off by its slow pace. In a day and age where video game companies rarely take risks, Like a Dragon is a refreshing change of pace for a series that risked starting to feel stale.

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