Yakuza Spin-Off Like A Dragon Gaiden Arrives Nov 9!

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Written By Antoine Clerc-Renaud

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Are you ready to return to the world of Yakuza?

Fans can rejoice as the upcoming spin-off game, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, is set to release on November 9th for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Following main character Kazuma Kiryu, players will embark on a new adventure filled with mystery, conflict, and two distinct fighting styles.

But this game isn’t just a standalone experience.

Like a Dragon Gaiden will connect past and future Yakuza titles, bridging the gap between Yakuza 6 and the upcoming Like a Dragon 8.

With a pre-order Legendary fighter pack available, players can dive even deeper into the game’s world and mechanics.

So mark your calendars and get ready to step back into the world of Yakuza with Like a Dragon Gaiden.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name – Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Release Information

Despite being leaked through the PlayStation Store, the release date for Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name has been confirmed for November 9th.

This release date announcement comes as a pleasant surprise for fans who were eagerly anticipating an official announcement at the RGG Summit: Summer 2023 showcase.

The game will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC platforms, with pre-order options currently available, including a Legendary Fighter Pack.

Fans can expect to experience the two distinct fighting styles of the game’s protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, including the aggressive Yakuza style and the gadget-infused Agent style.

The Yakuza style features Kiryu’s unparalleled strength and flair, while the Agent style delivers blows with speed and precision, using an array of high-tech gadgets to stun enemies.

With its platform availability and pre-order options, fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Like a Dragon Gaiden on November 9th.

Story Details

The main character of the upcoming game, Like a Dragon Gaiden, is Kazuma Kiryu, who faked his own death and abandoned his name to protect his family. However, Kiryu’s peace is short-lived as he is thrust into conflict by a mysterious figure attempting to drive him out of hiding. Kiryu’s motivations for assuming a new identity and going into hiding are unclear, but it is evident that his past has caught up with him.

The game’s story is shrouded in mystery, with little information released since its announcement in September 2022. According to the trailer, Kiryu is initially asked to do a simple bodyguard job, but matters quickly spiral out of his control. He is given a new name, Joryu, and ends up involved with powers far greater than he initially wanted to deal with.

The mysterious antagonist attempting to drive Kiryu out of hiding adds an element of intrigue to the story, leaving players eager to unravel the game’s plot and discover what lies ahead for the iconic character.

Fighting Styles and Gameplay

Two distinct fighting styles are available in the upcoming Yakuza spin-off, Like a Dragon Gaiden. The Yakuza style emphasizes strength and flair, unleashing wildly aggressive moves powered by the main character Kazuma Kiryu’s unparalleled strength. This style is perfect for players who enjoy overwhelming their enemies with brute force.

On the other hand, the Agent style focuses on speed and precision, delivering blows with absolute accuracy and using an array of high-tech gadgets to stun and send enemies flying. This style is ideal for players who prefer a more tactical approach to combat.

Players can combine the Yakuza and Agent styles to create their own unique fighting style. Switching between styles during combat is seamless, allowing players to adapt to any situation. The aggressive Yakuza style strikes fear into enemies, while the Agent style provides a more strategic approach to combat.

Like a Dragon Gaiden offers players the opportunity to experiment with different fighting styles and find the perfect combination that suits their playstyle.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name - Fighting
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name – Fighting

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be any returning characters from previous Yakuza games in Like a Dragon Gaiden?

While there has been little information released about Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, it is unclear whether there will be any returning characters from previous Yakuza games. However, it is known that the game will connect Yakuza 6 with the upcoming Like a Dragon 8, suggesting some continuity in story and world-building.

Like a Dragon Gaiden will also introduce a new protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, who fakes his own death and abandons his name to protect his family. This fresh perspective allows for new and exciting gameplay mechanics, such as the two distinct fighting styles: the aggressive Yakuza style and the gadget-infused Agent style.

Like a Dragon Gaiden promises to deliver an engaging and thrilling experience for both new and returning players.

Are there any new locations that players will be able to explore in the game?

While there has been no official information released regarding new locations or the game environment in Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden, players can expect to explore various areas in the game’s open world setting.

The game will feature two distinct fighting styles, the aggressive Yakuza style and the gadget-infused Agent style, each with their own unique mechanics.

The game will also connect Yakuza 6 with the upcoming Like a Dragon 8, and will follow the story of main character Kazuma Kiryu, who has faked his own death and abandoned his name to protect his family.

While little has been said about Like a Dragon Gaiden since its announcement, the game’s release on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on November 9th is highly anticipated by fans of the franchise.

Will there be any multiplayer or online features in Like a Dragon Gaiden?

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is set to release on November 9 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. While the game boasts two distinct fighting styles, the aggressive Yakuza style and gadget-infused Agent style, there is no mention of any multiplayer options or online gameplay.

The lack of multiplayer features may disappoint some fans, but it could also indicate that the developers are focusing on providing a strong single-player experience. Regardless, fans can look forward to the game’s release, as little has been revealed about the story since its announcement, leaving much to be discovered.

Can players customize their character’s appearance or abilities?

Customization options and gameplay mechanics are important aspects of any video game, and players are often interested in knowing whether they will have the ability to customize their character’s appearance or abilities in a game.

However, information about such features in the upcoming Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is scarce at the moment. The game’s trailer showcased two distinct fighting styles – the aggressive Yakuza style and the gadget-infused Agent style – but did not mention anything about customization options.

It remains to be seen whether players will have the ability to customize their character’s appearance or abilities in the game, or whether the focus will be on the game’s engaging storyline and challenging gameplay mechanics. Only time will tell.

How long can players expect the main story of Like a Dragon Gaiden to be?

The expected length of the main story in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name has not been officially announced at this time.

However, previous entries in the Yakuza franchise have provided around 30-50 hours of gameplay for the main story alone, with additional side content and activities adding to the overall playtime.

Replay value may also be a factor, as players can experiment with two distinct fighting styles and may want to revisit the game to experience different gameplay approaches.

It remains to be seen how much content Like a Dragon Gaiden will offer in terms of story and replayability, but fans of the series can expect a deep and engaging experience.

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