Last year, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name was one of several new titles in the franchise announced by RGG Studio. Billed as a smaller-scale fighting game, the game will once again focus attention on the protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and focus on his story between the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and Yakuza: Like a Dragon. And while details on the title have been scant since its announcement, a lot of new information has surfaced recently.
As discovered by Gematsu, PSDeals, a website that crawls PlayStation Store pages, recently published a list for Like a Dragon Gaidenwith the list including new screenshots, details related to the story and the game itself, as well as a specific release date.
Like other games, players will apparently have access to two fighting styles that you can freely switch between. These will be Yakuza-style, allowing you to unleash “wildly aggressive moves fueled by Kiryu’s unparalleled strength and style”, and the Agent-style, which will focus on speed and precision and rely on the use of high-tech gadgets. , as electrified bonding cables.
It also looks like there will be three locations that players will be free to explore in the game. These will include two return locations in Sotenbori and Yokohama, and a new one that is known simply as the “mystery” and “secret” area of the castle.
A number of well-known sideline activities are also mentioned in the series, including racing on the pocket circuit, a cabaret club, karaoke, and more. Meanwhile, a separate chain of subquests will focus on a character named Akame, and take Kiryu “into an epic showdown that unfolds the more you explore and enjoy” each location.
In addition to the new screenshots, the listing also indicates that the game will feature 2-player offline multiplayer, and that it will support free upgrades from PS4 to PS5.
According to the list, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name It will be out on November 9. The RGG Summit Summer 2023 show is scheduled for June 15, where we’ll likely get some new information about the game soon, so stay tuned for officially confirmed details.