SEGA didn’t just come to Summer Game Fest 2023 with Sonic. They came with a dragon too. SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have revealed the next in the Yakuza series, an adventure brawler called Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. The game will release on November 9, 2023, for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Pre-orders start today for $49.99.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name follows the story of Kazuma Kiryu, operating under the codename “Joryu.” Once a legendary yakuza, he faked his own death and abandoned his name to protect his family. Now, he is thrust into conflict by a mysterious figure attempting to drive him out of hiding. Thrilling sub-missions will draw you into an epic showdown that unfolds the more you explore and enjoy Sotenbori and Yokohama.
In the game, you’ll embark on a gripping action narrative with bone-shattering combat in vibrant locations filled with exciting characters and activities. Additionally, you’ll be able to dynamically switch between the Yakuza and Agent fighting styles in visceral melee combat. With the Yakuza style, strike fear into enemies by unleashing wildly aggressive moves powered by Kiryu’s unparalleled strength and flair. Or up the ante with the Agent style by delivering blows with absolute speed and precision while using an array of high-tech gadgets like electrified bind wires to stun enemies and then send them flying.
Whether you’re brawling in the secret Battle Arena, singing a new karaoke song, enjoying a drink at the live-action cabaret club, or racing in the pocket circuit, the world offers a variety of immersive experiences.
For those looking to pre-order, doing so will come with a perk: the Legendary Fighter Pack. This introduces the following legendary yakuza to square off against in the Battle Arena:
- Goro Majima – The Mad Dog of Shimano
- Taiga Saejima – The Slayer of Eighteen
- Daigo Dojima – 6th Chairman of the Tojo Clan
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will release on November 9, 2023 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.