Yakuza: Like a Dragon is set to release next month on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC, and SEGA has created something we didn’t know we needed to hold us off. Streets of Kamurocho combines the Yakuza series’ classic flavor and characters with Streets of Rage 2 to create the ultimate mashup. The best part? It’s free, but you don’t have much time to grab it.
Only available until tomorrow, October 19 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET, Streets of Kamurocho takes the characters Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima–the stars of most of the series’ games—and tosses them into Kamurocho for a Streets of Rage brawl-fest.
The gameplay is virtually identical to Streets of Rage 2, with the characters punching enemies several times in a row until they’re sent flying. Weapons like swords are available, as well, and you might find special items if you bust open the trash cans scattered across the street.
Streets of Kamurocho supports two-player cooperative play, so Kiryu and Majima can battle together against the waves of enemies. It isn’t a full-scale game, only consisting of the very beginning content from Streets of Rage 2, but you can’t ask for much more in a free game.
If you are itching for more beat-’em-up action once you’re done, the excellent Streets of Rage 4 is worth your time. In GameSpot’s Streets of Rage 4 review, Heidi Kemps praised the revival’s new visual style and the fluid combat system.
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