The wave of titles will kick off in August with Yakuza: Like a Dragon, a game that will be claimable as part of the Plus games and will also become part of the catalog that Premium and Extra subscribers have access to. From here, the rest of the titles will be added to the service in the order that they should be played in case you want to follow the story chronologically. Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will be added in August, while in the fall it will be the turn of Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, Yakuza 5 Remastered and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.
The history of the Yakuza saga is that of Kazuma Kiryu and this (originally) was launched with Yakuza Kiwami, a complete remastering of the game released in 2005 for PS4. It all begins when Kiryu returns to the streets of the Kamurocho neighborhood after serving a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. Yakuza Kiwami 2, another graphically revamped PS2 title, returns Kiryu to action with the aim of brokering peace between rival clans and taking on Ryuji Goda, known as the Dragon of Kansai. To discover the past of Kiryu and the unpredictable Goro Majima, you will have to play Yakuza 0.
In the fall it will be the turn to get hold of Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, Yakuza 5 Remastered, three titles that can currently be purchased together through The Yakuza Remastered Collection. All of these games keep Kazuma Kiryu as the protagonist, although there are occasionally other playable characters as well as locations that go beyond Kamurocho. These three remasters will only be available to Premium subscribers. Kiryu’s story comes to an end with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life with an adventure that takes place in Onomichi (Hiroshima). In short, it goes like this:
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon | August | PlayStation Plus Essential / Extra / Premium
- Yakuza 0 | August | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium
- Yakuza Kiwami | August | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium
- Yakuza Kiwami 2 | August | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium
- Yakuza 3 Remastered | Autumn | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 4 Remastered | Autumn | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 5 Remastered | Autumn | PlayStation Plus Premium
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life | Autumn | PlayStation Plus Extra / Premium