Famitsu recently interviewed RGG Studio’s Masayoshi Yokoyama regarding the recent major announcements the company has made. Throughout the article, Yokoyama remarks how Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is not large in scale, and the length of the story is still being adjusted, but it’s stated to likely be around half the length of a mainline title. 10-20 hours is the current rough estimate of expected gameplay time. He explicitly mentions how it’s likely longer than the Kaito Files DLC for Lost Judgment.
Moreover, Yokoyama emphasizes that the protagonist of Like a Dragon 8 is still Ichiban Kasuga, the protagonist of the previous game.
Masayoshi Yokoyama: “One thing I can say is that Like a Dragon 8 will primarily focus on Ichiban Kasuga, first and foremost. In October of last year, I had previously stated that the sequel to Like a Dragon 7 would be involving him as the main character, and our plans have absolutely not changed since that day.”
We will update this article with more noteworthy information following more translations by us.
Developer RGG Studio and publisher Sega have announced Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Windows and Steam.
This action title will focus on the series’ former protagonist, Kazuma Kiryu, between Yakuza 6: The Song of Life leading up to Like a Dragon 8. A 2023 release is planned.
Like a Dragon: Ishin! was recently announced for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. Releasing in February next year, this entry was previously Japan-exclusive. Further, this upcoming version is being remade from the ground up on Unreal Engine 4.
Like a Dragon 8 was recently announced for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. This turn-based entry will focus on protagonists Ichiban and Kiryu following Yakuza: Like a Dragon. A 2024 release is planned.
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