Yakuza games are coming to the PlayStation Plus games catalog in August 2022 as part of a big free games refresh.
And while more titles will be lost from the already popular lineup with fans, many more will take their place on PS4 and PS5.
Here’s what we know so far about the upcoming August 2022 PS Plus free games coming to Premium Tier.
Yakuza headlines August on PS Plus Premium
As part of its Essential reveal for PlayStation Plus, Sony has also confirmed its plans for the broader subscription service.
This included the announcement that the full collection of Yakuza games would be available to play in 2022 as part of the Playstation Plus games catalog. Premium and Extra subscribers will have full access to these titles when Yakuza: Like A Dragon launches.
This will happen as part of the Essential Tier Free Games giveaway on Tuesday August 2, which will be open to all PS Plus members. And more Yakuza titles will be added next month as part of the game catalog expansion.
Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, and Yakuza Kiwami 2 will all be added to the Premium and Extra libraries next month, followed by Yakuza 3 Remastered, Yakuza 4 Remastered, Yakuza 5 Remastered, and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life later this year.
None of these titles have a release date yet, but as Sony explained earlier in 2022, a second monthly refresh will take place for those who subscribed to the more expensive Premium tier.
The refresh of the games catalog will take place in the middle of the month. It should be noted that the number of games refreshed will vary per month, and as mentioned above, there is no fixed date for this to happen.
It’s possible more titles will be announced for the refresh over the coming weeks to add to the already confirmed Yakuza collection. A message from PlayStation adds:
“The acclaimed Yakuza series, incorporating the Kazuma Kiryu saga and the latest entry Yakuza: Like A Dragon is coming to PlayStation Plus in 2022. Anyone who’s been intrigued by Sega’s long-running series will be able to experience its signature blend of crisp, explorable quarters combat, mini-games and compelling stories starting next month.
“Yakuza: Like a Dragon joins the PlayStation Plus Monthly Games lineup in August. PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium members can begin Kazuma Kiryu’s epic journey through the criminal underworld with Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza Kiwami 2 when the titles launch as part of the August Games Catalog lineup.