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- Yakuza 7
Yakuza 7 has yet to hit other territories outside of Japan yet it is still causing a bit of a ruckus. The Yakuza 7 New Game Plus and Hard Mode DLC is being sold separately as opposed to other entries in the series have included this for free in the past.
Ryu Ga Gotoku announced this on Twitter earlier today, just over a month after the game’s initial release date. While many of the replies are in Japanese, a rough Google Translate shows the list of peeved players. The subreddit had a similarly heated thread. Sega nor Ryu Ga Gotoku have responded to the outcry, but there is some possibility of it being included with the worldwide release, whenever that may be.
Charging for New Game Plus or harder difficulties isn’t usually how many game studios do it. God of War, Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, Rage 2, Alien Isolation, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Days Gone, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, and more are all recent games that added in more difficulties, New Game Plus, or both in free post-release updates. It’s obviously possible to patch these modes in and when that many games have done it for free over the past few years, charging for them is going to stand out.
However, the last generation versions of The Last of Us and Metro Last Light both charged for their super hard difficulties before including them in their current generation remasters.