20 April 2024
Games Technology

Like A Dragon Gaiden Gained’t Embrace a Key Characteristic At Launch

Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Identify, the upcoming spinoff in Sega’s Yakuza collection, is about to launch on November 9. However not like a number of current video games within the franchise, it is not going to launch with an English dub model. As an alternative, English audio will come to the sport in a post-launch replace. Sega has but to announce a particular date for the patch.

Yong Yea, the brand new English voice actor for protagonist Kiryu Kazuma, revealed the information on his official Twitter account, saying:

Since Like A Dragon: Gaiden is a couple of weeks away and lots of could not learn about this, [I] thought I ought to let the English dub is not going to be out there on the November 9 launch date and can launch as a post-launch patch (no official date but). Hope you’ll sit up for it!

Like A Dragon Gaiden, which takes place between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza Like A Dragon, follows Kiryu as he assumes the identification of a undercover agent named Joryu after faking his demise to guard his adopted kids on the Sunflower Orphanage. Now Kiryu… er, I imply Joryu, has a swath of latest devices like explosive cigarettes, rocket boots, and Spider-Man-esque wire to beat up thugs and swing across the metropolis. Hopefully, after Kiryu is completed having enjoyable together with his entire 007 license-to-kill persona, he’ll discover time to make issues proper with that household he left behind. Sure, I’m nonetheless mad about Yakuza 6’s finale.


Longtime followers of the Yakuza collection have turn into accustomed to enjoying its video games with out an English voice observe. Solely not too long ago have gamers been in a position to expertise the Yakuza collection with an English dub, with video games like Like A Dragon and its spin-off collection, Judgment. The final time the mainline Yakuza video games had a correct English model was with the unique U.S. launch of the primary sport on PlayStation 2, the place Hollywood actors like Michael Madsen and Mark Hamill voiced Kiryu Goro Majima. Whereas that mixture sounds superb on paper, it wasn’t remarkable enough for Hamill to remember having played Majima, not to mention recall what the Yakuza collection is even about. Right here’s hoping Like A Dragon Gaiden leaves a greater impression.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Identify (GameStop) will come to PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Collection X/S, and Xbox One on November 9.