Fans of the Yakuza will have a lot to eat in the next few years. Even though the series’ official name has changed to “Like a Dragon,” it still has all the drama, action, and charm that we’ve come to expect over the past nearly 20 years. One of the next games is Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.
Like A Dragon Gaiden Release Date And Platform
At the moment, we don’t know when Like A Dragon Gaiden will come out. The above trailer for the announcement ends with a very wide range of possible dates for 2023. Even though we don’t know all the details, at least the game isn’t years away. It will be available on the PlayStation 5, the PlayStation 4, the Xbox Series X/S, the Xbox One, and the PC through Steam and the Windows Store.
Kiryu returns in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, launching in 2023 for PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, and Steam!
— SEGA (@SEGA) September 14, 2022
Like A Dragon Gaiden Details
In a Q&A after the announcement, series producer Masayoshi Yokoama said the game would be about “half the size” of the main series.
Like a Dragon Gaiden, it will be an action-adventure game, so it will be more like the Judgment side series than the turn-based RPGs that the main series has been moving toward since Yakuza 7.
If you didn’t know, there are now three Yakuza/Like A Dragon games. Like a Dragon 8 will come out in 2024, and Like a Dragon: Ishin! is a remaster of the historical spin-off game that came out in 2014. That will happen in February 2023. And if that wasn’t enough, both Judgment and its sequel, Lost Judgment, are now available for PC through Steam. Lovely.
Where does Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name fit in the Yakuza timeline?
Another critical question, especially considering that “Gaiden” means “side story.” In this case, The Man Who Erased His Name comes between Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Like A Dragon 8, which was just announced and will come out in 2024. In particular, it will be about what Kazuma Kiryu, the main character of the series, has been up to between the two games. In the trailer for Gaiden, he is seen meditating, having given up his old life as a member of the Yakuza. We’ll see if things stay the same until the next game with a number.
Like A Dragon Gaiden Trailer
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