Today the official website for Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name had an update with more details about each character, comprising renders and profiles. Additionally, a new story tab also appeared, revealing more information about the game before its release.
Kazama Kiryu has become an agent for the Daidoji faction on an assignment to find a goods smuggler in Yokohama. The job should have been easy, a simple job to clean up a few loose ends. However, a new group appears, disrupting Kiryu’s mission, and now he finds himself stepping back into the underworld he had escaped.
“Having become an agent for the Daidoji Faction and assigned the codename “Joryu,” Kiryu hunts down an illegal gold smuggling site in the Port of Yokohama. It was supposed to be an easy assignment; little more than loose change for the organization.
When he arrives, he finds several dozen Daidoji agents on standby. Despite having reached the rank of chairman within the Tojo Clan, Kiryu has maintained a relatively low profile among his peers here. Unable to resist their provocation, he ends up violently lashing out, which only widens the gaping hole inside him.”
The character profiles can be viewed below or on the official site.
A former legendary yakuza who made a pact with the Daidoji Faction and discarded his past. Once famed as the Dragon of Dojima, Kiryu reached as high as Chairman of the Tojo Clan. He also ran the Morning Glory Orphanage in Okinawa for a time. However, all traces of his past life have been buried away, and he intends to keep it that way. Forever cut off from his children at the orphanage, Kiryu aimlessly fills the void with missions from the Daidoji Faction.
The Watase Family is the most powerful group within the Omi Alliance and is led by Masaru Watase, who is next in line to become chairman of the alliance. A capable lieutenant within the family, Shishido wields deadly weapons without any regard for his victims’ lives. He commands authority through terror and intimidation.
Tsuruno is a captain of the Watase Family and its second highest-ranking member. A bold and meticulous planner, he leads the group in the absence of its head with loyalty and tenacity. He has laid a mountain of traps to ensnare Kiryu.
Akame is a jack-of-all-trades based in Sotenbori, Osaka. She is deeply acquainted with the city’s underbelly thanks to her Akame Network, which spans across every nook and cranny of the city. She also acts as an intermediary for a certain person, guiding them to their destination.
Homare Nishitani III
Nishitani is a young yakuza who quickly rose up through the ranks and took over as head of the Kijin Clan. His dashing looks betray the madness swirling beneath. He loves nothing more than to put his life on the line in a fight to the death. Within the Omi Alliance, Nishitani is an immensely influential figure on par with Watase.
As a handler for the Daidoji Faction, Hanawa serves as the only point of contact between Kazuma Kiryu and the outside world. His interactions with Kiryu are strictly professional and lack any warmth. He shows no hesitancy in reprimanding the legendary yakuza.
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.
- Check out our previous coverage for screenshots and a trailer.
- Shishido Actor Interview
- Tsuruno Actor Interview
- Akame Actor Interview
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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