Like a Dragon Gaiden Brings Back Kazuma Kiryu With Official Release Date & Trailer

Published: June 8, 2023 4:21 PM /


Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name - "Kiryu, Kazuma Kiryu"

Today, during the Summer Game Fest show, Sega revealed the release date of its upcoming Yakuza game Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, alongside a new trailer.

The game will launch on November 9 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Digital pre-orders are available now. 

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will mark the return of protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and showcase the events between Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and the next game, Like a Dragon 8, which will see Kiryu-san share the protagonist role with Yakuza: Like a Dragon hero Ichiban Kasuga and will release in 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

The new trailer showcases our returned hero, now going by the code name “Joryu,” as he goes into a new undercover adventure across Sotenbori, Yokohama, and the mysterious Castle Arena. He certainly hasn't lost even a tiny bit of his charm.

You can watch him in action below. While we already knew of the release date due to the leak earlier this morning, the trailer more than makes up for it. 

The game will come with the following features:

  • ERASE YOUR PAST TO PROTECT YOUR FUTURE: Embark on a gripping action narrative with bone-shattering combat in vibrant locations filled with exciting characters and activities. 
  • ULTIMATE COMBAT WITH TWO HIGH-IMPACT FIGHTING STYLES: 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 then send them flying.
  • ENDLESS ENTERTAINMENT: 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.

Pre-orders will grant you the Legendary Fighter Pack, including the following beloved characters as adversaries 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

We already know that Sega will be hosting a reveal event on June 15, when we'll likely see more. Recently, the publisher announced the winner of the Grand Prix of its audition, YouTuber and Vtuber Kson. She will play a small role in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and a bigger one in Like a Dragon 8. 


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