Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Suggests Digital-Only Western Release

Following the announcement of the RGG Studio-developed Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, rumors have been circulating that it will be a digital-only release for the West.

In a recent tweet by the developer’s official Twitter account promoting the game, they specify it being “available for download Nov 9, 2023.” While there has been no explicit confirmation regarding a lack of physical release for the West, it seems pretty likely after this tweet.

When rumors of a digital-only release began making waves, we reached out to Sega for a comment. After our inquiry, we were told they would get back to us, but unfortunately, they never did.

Hopefully, we’re wrong, and a physical release for the West does occur. However, at this point, you should only expect a digital launch. This is upsetting since the series has seen physical releases here in the West, so just cutting it off here will ruin many fans’ collections. Maybe, just maybe, there will be a physical release planned after the digital launch, but we won’t hold our breath.

Even if the upcoming Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth does receive a physical Western release, there will always be a noticeably newly skipped entry.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name features two fighting styles where players can 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 and then send them flying.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Windows and Steam on November 9, 2023.

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Orpheus Joshua

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