Within the past week or two, SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotuku studio have revealed a number of new Yakuza titles, the most recent of which is Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. In 2023, the game will be accessible on the PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, and PlayStation 5.
It will follow long-running series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu after the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, however the precise release date has not yet been determined. The game will cover the time between Yakuza 6 and 2020’s Like A Dragon by continuing Kiryu’s story after the game.
RGG is currently working on several Yakuza titles, including the remake of Like A Dragon: Inshin, which was revealed during State of Play earlier this morning. The Like A Dragon sub-franchise has garnered a lot of momentum.
Given that Like A Dragon chose a turn-based action approach, it will be intriguing to watch how this game plays. Turn-based action appears to be here to stay, and Yakuza is now a turn-based RPG franchise, according to comments from the series’ designers.
Turn-based fighting will be a component of the core Yakuza series, according to creator Toshihiro Nagoshi, and the following game will continue Ichiban’s story from Like A Dragon. Funny enough, the studio decided to change the gameplay after an April Fool’s prank video that originally teased the turn-based action direction received a tremendously great response from the fans.
There is a possibility that Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will use frenzied, action-brawler mechanics from prior games as it is not a mainline product. Although Yakuza has undergone a complete transformation, The Noshiro said that the studio’s other prominent title, Lost Judgment, will continue to feature the brawler-action gameplay.
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