Like a Dragon Gaiden Release Date, Screenshots, & Details Leaked via PlayStation Store

Published: June 8, 2023 12:47 AM /


Like a Dragon Gaiden - Kazuma Kiryu is back

The PlayStation Store has leaked new details, screenshots, and even a release date for the upcoming Like a Dragon game Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.

The leak was originally discovered earlier today by Reddit user u/shin_true92, with the store page randomly appearing while they were browsing PlayStation's storefront. Apparently, that was enough for the price tracking site PSDeals (via Gematsu) to pick it up and publish the whole thing, including a release date on November 9. It's worth mentioning that we already know that the game is coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC on top of PS5 and PS4. 

Apparently, a free upgrade from the PS4 version of the game to PS5 will also be provided for free.

The game is described as follows.

Once a legendary yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu faked his own death and abandoned his name for the sake of protecting his family. Now, he is thrust into conflict by a mysterious figure attempting to drive him out of hiding.

Under the codename “Joryu,” Kiryu embarks on a gripping action narrative with bone-shattering combat in vibrant locations filled with exciting characters and activities.

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.

Strategically adapt to the situation and leverage both styles to dominate and destroy hordes of enemies.

Whether you're brawling in the secret Castle 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.

An intriguing informant named Akame also provides thrilling sub-missions, drawing you into an epic showdown that unfolds the more you explore and enjoy Sotenbori, Yokohama and the mysterious Castle.

A few screenshots were also included, and Kazuma Kiryu certainly looks really cool in his new guise.


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 Kiryushare the protagonist role with Yakuza: Like a Dragon hero Ichiban Kasuga and will release in 2024 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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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Release Date
February 23, 2023 (Calendar)
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