Ahead of a scheduled reveal next week at RGG Summit 2023 on June 15th, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name‘s release date has emerged on PS Deals, a price tracking website for the PlayStation Store. This LaD side-story launches for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam on November 9th.
Preview the newly revealed action-packed Like a Dragon Gaiden screenshots below from PS Deals.
Like a Dragon Gaiden Screenshots
It seems that our main protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, will be going undercover with the name Joryu in Sotenbori and Yokohama. The description on the store page also mentions that Like a Dragon Gaiden will have an offline multiplayer (two-player) feature, which would be a first in the series outside of mini-games. However, there is little information about it in the details provided:
Overview of Like a Dragon Gaiden
ERASE YOUR PAST TO PROTECT YOUR FUTURE
Once a legendary yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu 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.
Under the codename “Joryu,” Kiryu embarks 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.
Strategically adapt to the situation and leverage both styles to dominate and destroy hordes of enemies.
Whether you’re brawling in the secret Castle 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.
An intriguing informant named Akame also provides thrilling sub-missions, drawing you into an epic showdown that unfolds the more you explore and enjoy Sotenbori, Yokohama and the mysterious Castle.
If you already own the PS4™ version of this game, you can get the PS5™ digital version at no extra cost and you do not need to purchase this product. Owners of a PS4™ disc copy must insert it into the PS5™ every time they want to download or play the PS5™ digital version. PS4™ game disc owners who buy the PS5™ Digital Edition disc-free console will not be able to get the PS5™ version at no extra cost.
Offline multiplayer (2 players)
Remote Play allows users to connect to and play games on their PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®5 using a mobile device, PC, or another PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®5.
This information most likely wasn’t intended to be released until the RGG Summit on June 15th (11 PM ET/8 PM PT). As of this time, SEGA and RGG Studio haven’t said anything regarding this leak. At the very least, we should be able to expect gameplay or a trailer of Like a Dragon Gaiden during the showcase. Stay tuned to RPGFan for everything LaD-related.