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Like a Dragon Gaiden Has a New Trailer With Some Big Yakuza-Related Reveals

Like a Dragon Gaiden

Wondering what Like a Dragon Gaiden has in store for Yakuza fans? A new trailer has offered up some big reveals.

Like a Dragon Gaiden, subtitled ‘The Man Who Erased His Name’, sees Kazuma Kiryu dragged back into the turbulent world of smacking people with bicycles. Having faked his death, he’s charged with begin an ‘agent’ for a shadowy group, which works out absolutely fine.

We’re kidding, of course. As the trailer reveals, things go sideways very quickly and one of the people he was working with is kidnapped. Walking away’s not an option as the Daidoji, the group he’s working for, threaten the orphans he helped rescue.

The trailer also features an appearance from Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s Ibchiban and highlights two of the game’s factions, the Tojo Clan and the Omi Alliance. These have featured in previous games but the Tojo Clan supposedly disbanded. Whatever occurs has Kiryu in tears, which doesn’t bode well for the people who’ve pissed him off.

It also confirms that fan favourite Goro Majima will be figuring into the game. He’ll be included in the game’s arena mode, also revealed in the trailer, but it looks as if he’ll also participate in the main storyline. If you pre-order the game, he’ll be playable in arena mode, alongside Daigo Dojima and Taiga Seijima.

The trailer also highlights some of the in-game diversions, which include racing, retro-gaming and visiting hostess clubs. The latter make use of full FMV, like Yakuza 6’s video chats, which feels a bit off. Another revelation is that it’ll feature a demo for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Ichiban Kasuga’s next big outing.

There’ll be plenty of punching but Kiryu will have two fighting styles. There’s Agent, which has him using gadgets to kick bottom. The other style is Yakuza which, as the name suggests, offers more traditional punching and kicking.

You can watch the full overview trailer above and get your hands on Like a Dragon Gaiden The Man Who Erased His Name when it lands on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One this November 9th.

Weekend Editor // Chris has been gaming since the days of the Acorn Electron, which was allegedly purchased to 'help him with his homework'. You can probably guess how well that went. He’ll tackle most genres – football titles aside – though he has a taste for games that that are post-apocalyptic, horror-oriented or thought provoking in nature.