Sega has released the theme song for Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
The new theme song, Ichiban Uta (literally “The Best Song” in English) has been shared ahead of the game’s Japanese release. You can find the theme song below:
The song is performed by Japanese reggae band Shōnan no Kaze and DJ Nakata Yasutaka. It is worth pointing out the entire video is rendered in-engine, including the song’s performers.
The song is also available to listen directly via Spotify (Editor’s Note: the soundtracks for several other Yakuza games are also now available on Spotify). In case you missed it, you can find the latest gameplay trailer for the game here.
Here’s a brief rundown on the game:
Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduces a new main protagonist for the first time since the series’ inception over a decade ago – Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level yakuza member looking to prove his self-worth, and follows him and his motley crew of unlikely allies as they attempt to rise from rags to riches in this modern human drama.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is much more than just a new chapter in the Yakuza series. Much like the new English title itself, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is a complete reimagining of the franchise, a landmark to coincide with the series’ 15th anniversary. With the bulk of the game taking place in the large-scale, painstakingly-realized setting of Ijincho in Yokohama, players will explore an entirely new side of Japan never-before-seen in the series. Not only that, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon‘s combat system has undergone a major overhaul, combining Yakuza’s established brawling action with a turn-based RPG battle system.
In addition, Japanese actors Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ken Yasuda, and Kiichi Nakai will be lending both their voices and appearances to the main cast. Kazuhiro Nakaya shall be voicing Ichiban Kasuga.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is launching for PlayStation 4 on January 16th, 2020 in Japan, and sometime in 2020 for the west.