'Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name' Comes to Xbox Consoles November 9

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Developer RGG Studio and publisher SEGA have announced that their latest entry in the Like a Dragon/Yakuza series, ‘Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name’, will be coming to Xbox console on the 9th of November. Featuring the staggering and powerful combat from the Yakuza games of yore, this action-adventure brawler comes bearing Kazuma Kiryu as the main protagonist as he comes out of hiding after faking his own death.

Have a gander at the trailer, screenshots, and press release below. Like a Dragon Gaiden can be pre-ordered now on the Xbox Store right over here.

Bone-Shattering Action from RGG Studio

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name™  

LaunchesNovember 9

Pre-Order Today to Receive the Legendary Fighter Pack

IRVINE, Calif. – June 8, 2023 – Today SEGA® and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have revealed that the action-adventure brawler, 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. Pre-orders start today for $49.99.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name follows the story ofKazuma Kiryu, operating under the codename “Joryu.” Once a legendary yakuza, he 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. Thrilling sub-missions will draw you into an epic showdown that unfolds the more you explore and enjoy Sotenbori and Yokohama.  

  • 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.

Players who pre-order the game will receive the Legendary Fighter Pack, which 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

Your fighting skills and wits will be put to the test. Can you leave the cage victorious?

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. For more information visit: https://gaiden.sega.com/.

Tune into RGG Summit on June 15 at 8pm PT at on twitch.tv/sega or youtube.com/@SEGA_West for more information around Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and developer discussion from RGG Studio. Stay up to date on RGG news on Twitter @RGGStudio.

LAD Gaiden Press Release


Just out of curiosity I want to poll the Xbox Yakuza fans

  • I played Yakuza Like a Dragon in English
  • I played Yakuza Like a Dragon in Japanese
  • I didn’t play Yakuza Like a Dragon

0 voters

(I loved the English voice track and am hoping Sega will continue making an English version)

I didn’t play Like A Dragon 7 because it’s turn based and im done with turn based. I have played and completed Yakuza Zero, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 as well as Judgment and Lost Judgment. I’m looking forward to this one but I am hoping there’s something new in regards to the combat. Wish they would make it counter based like Sleeping Dogs. That would be awesome. As it stands, it just looks like more Yakuza. Hoping for English voice overs as I know the story and characters will be great but I don’t want to have to read the entire game like I did with the three Yakuza games I completed.

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Day one buy for sure.

I played 7 in Japanese. I did try it in English, which was decent, but the Japanese voices suit the characters much better.

Admittedly I stuck with Japanese voices mainly because i’ve grown accustomed to it from all the other games to the point that as odd as it sounds it would always feel weird to suddenly hear the likes of Kiryu, Majima, etc speaking in English with English voices, though i have heard a lot of praise for the English voice dub in Yakuza 7.

I loved the trailer for this though. I don’t mind Ichiban and i was ready to accept Kiryu’s time was done but i’d be lying if i said i wasn’t happy to see him back. Playing Ishin made me realise how much i miss him as a lead character as well and his more brawling style of gameplay. I’m very much expecting a typical Yakuza affair with a story with ridiculous plot twists and of course some amazing characters.

I am curious what has made them almost turn back to Kiryu with this and him being in 8 to some degree. Ichiban was well received and they made it clear they felt Kiryu’s story was done .


I did both tbh. I thought the English cast was very good, but there are scenes that are much better with Japanese cast. However, with a Kiryu focused game it will be played in Japanese

Always in the original language, specially after so many games played in Japanese.

I hope this never happens. Keep Yakuza as Yakuza, the combat system is awesome.

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Combat system is good but for me, after five games, im just tired of it.

I hear that sentiment a lot online, but I suspect it’s actually the less popular opinion which is why I started the poll and was curious. I’m wondering if Sega has done research because I will be disappointed if they don’t do an English version like they did on Yakuza 7.

I suspect your guess is correct, but I also think the people most likely to listen to the original audio are also the most likely to be on a site like this: enthusiasts. So not sure you will get a good sample of players here who are representative.

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It’s like anime, dubs are the most popular but if you go into any group of ‘real’ anime fans they’ll tell you that dubs are trash lol.

That said, Yakuza has been as much about feeling like I’m Japan for me than anything else, so playing it with a dub would just completely ruin the immersion for me. Don’t care how well done it is.


Ironically I watched Sega’s Shenmue anime in Japanese because the streaming service didn’t have the English dub. Damn maybe I’m part of the problem, Sega saw I watched shenmue in Japanese and now they are reverting Yakuza back to Japanese :laughing:

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I always laugh at the so called “real anime fans” thing especially since 9 times out of 10 it’s some clown who wasn’t even born when I got into anime trying to tell me the “right” way to watch it.

One a serious not I am waaay behind on Yakuza games. I still need to finish Lost Judgment. This is on my radar though.

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