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Everything we know about the Yakuza spinoff • ENTER.CO

September continues with the news for video game lovers. As if this Nintendo and PlayStation announcement Tuesday wasn’t enough, SEGA kicked off the morning of this Wednesday, September 14, by announcing a new game for the Yakuza franchise ‘Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name’. And, unlike a certain franchise that only gave us the name of its new game, SEGA had the courtesy to provide many details of its next title.

When will Like a Dragon Gaiden arrive?

The game is scheduled for release in 2023.

Who will star in this entry?

The game will star Kazuma Kiryu.

How does the game fit into the Yakuza timeline?

The game is meant to be a bridge between Yakuza 6 and the upcoming ‘Like a Dragon 8’ game (which was also announced this morning). The events take place at the same time as Yakuza 7 and will connect directly to the first act of Yakuza 8.

Will it be within the franchise’s cano?

Yes.

What consoles will it come to?

The game will be available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Steam.

What kind of game will it be?

Unlike the main line of Like a Dragon games, this spinoff will be an action/adventure title as opposed to RPGS.

How big will the game be?

According to SEGA, half the size of a mainline Yakuza game. The player will still be able to explore certain maps and take on side quests.

Do we have a trailer?

Yes. You should see it at the beginning of this note.

Will it be mandatory to play the spinoff?

So much, as it usually is to understand things about the Yakuza franchise. The game is meant to serve as a clearer bridge to the events before Yakuza 8. So, if anything, you can think of it as a ‘starter’ before the main course.

Images: SEGA

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