Every Yakuza game will be available on PS Plus. The PlayStation Plus Essential games are Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, Little Nightmares, and Yakuza: Like A Dragon.
Sony has formally announced that each mainstream Yakuza game will be available on the higher tiers of the programme.
PlayStation Plus, Extra and Premium users will receive Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 in August. For those new to the series, Kiwami 1 and 2 are remakes of the original PS2 titles, while 0 is a prequel (and the most excellent place for beginners).
Yakuza 3, 4, and 5 on the PS4 will be made available to Premium subscribers “later this year,” according to the official announcement(opens in a new tab). Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the swan song for longtime series protagonist Kiryu, will be available to Extra and Premium members.
The only Yakuza games that won’t include on PS Plus are the canonically unrelated spin-offs like Dead Souls and the samurai-themed games that haven’t yet been translated. You can get your gritty, humorous crime drama on whichever device you like because the mainline Yakuza series is also available on Xbox Game Pass.
Original story: Before an announcement, many new PlayStation Plus Essential games appear to have leaked online.
If you’ve heard this one before, please stop us: The rumoured new titles included in the PS Plus Essentials tier have been leaked by Dealabs(opens in new tab) user billbil-Kun. This time, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, a modern RPG from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio that is a must-play, will be available for PS4 and PS5.
The user also states that the remastered versions of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be available to PS Plus Essential subscribers. Even if the third and fourth games in the franchise will never receive remasters, these games should still be a fantastic bonus for members.
The original Little Nightmares completes the group of new additions. One of the best original horror games produced in the last ten years, you could argue, Tarsier’s original horror adventure is a standout in the genre. It will be another must-play for PS Plus Essential tier subscribers.
Overall, the lineup for PS Plus Essential subscribers is quite strong. It’s a great deal when you consider that all three of these games will be accessible to PS subscribers at the lowest membership price, allowing more people to enjoy the action-packed Yakuza drama, skate antics, and terrifying tales. JRPG lovers are in for a treat right now, especially since PS subscribers were just given access to Final Fantasy 7 Remake Intergrade earlier this month.