8 Yakuza games will be added to PS Plus starting this summer

The summer of Yakuza begins this August with Like A Dragon in the Essential offerings, followed by the rest.

Yakuza summer begins next month when Like A Dragon is added to PlayStation Plus's Essential tier, with another seven games in the series to follow throughout the rest of the year.

August's free games for everyone in Sony's latest tiered pricing subscription also include Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 remake, and indie horror Little Nightmares.

Then for members who have stumped up for the next tier up, Extra, you can follow on from the turn-based spin-off Yakuza: Like A Dragon by playing the mainline series that inspired it all. Prologue game Yakuza 0, and PS4 remasters of the first two Yakuza games, Kiwami and Kiwami 2, will be added to the Game Catalog, giving you the chance to see how Kazuma Kiryu's story begins in the underworld of Kamurocho.

Then later this year, Yakuzas 3 through 6 will be added to the catalog for Premium members, the highest tier with access to games from the PS3 era. Yakuza 6 will, however, also be available to Extra members as it released on the PS4.

It's a decent incentive for those on the fence to upgrade their Essential plans to dig into a game series that has gone from strength to strength since its first release in 2005 on the PS2.

You can check out everything else you get in the new PS Plus tiered subscriptions here and see if upgrading is for you.


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