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Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Is a Kiryu Action Game for 2023

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Kiryu Kazuma side story action adventure game 2023 PS4 PS5 Xbox One Xbox Series X S PC Windows Steam answers side story questions

At the RGG Summit 2022, RGG Studio producer Masayoshi Yokoyama shared the announcement trailer for Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, which will launch in 2023 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC via Windows and Steam. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is an action adventure side story that will answer what happened to Kiryu Kazuma in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, how he appeared in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and what happened to him after the events of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Kiryu Kazuma appears under the guise of “Joryu” in the snippet seen.

In the announcement trailer for Like a Dragon Gaiden, Joryu speaks with a man that involves the “Daidoji Faction” at a place that at first glance looks like just another location in Like a Dragon: Ishin. It’s a great trick, but otherwise, it’s just a teaser. Kiryu Kazuma will apparently sport a new action style in this game, and he is being asked to do a little manual labor — so to speak. This game will be about half the size of a traditional Yakuza adventure, and to reiterate, it will not be an RPG like Like a Dragon 8 (which was also just announced).

This news marks the end of RGG Summit 2022. Surprisingly, Judgment PC ports were not announced despite recent ESRB ratings, but suffice to say… they are coming. Trust me on this one. [Update: It’s official now.]

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