Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Announced, Follows Kiryu’s Life After Yakuza 6


Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio announced that Yakuza 8 is today called Like A Dragon 8, and that game’s announcement trailer revealed that former protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is back alongside Yakuza: Like A Dragon protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. Now RGG has announced Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, a new Yakuza game that will follow Kiryu’s life after the events of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life leading up to Like A Dragon 8.

In the reveal trailer, which aired today during the RGG Summit 2022 showcase, we see Kiryu at a monastery. After leaving his former Yakuza life and name behind, Kiryu, now called Joryu, tries to live the life of a monk. However, it looks like he’s been given one more task – an escort mission – and if today’s Like A Dragon 8 trailer is any indication, it looks like this latest task is pulling him back into the life he left behind.

Check it out for yourself in the reveal trailer below:

As you can see, The Man Who Erased His Name is going to be a treat for longtime Yakuza fans, and it seems imperative to play in the lead up to 2024’s Like A Dragon 8. Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name hits PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2023.

To learn more about today’s reveal of Like A Dragon 8, check out this story about Like A Dragon: Ishin, a 2014 Yakuza spin-off finally coming to the West next year.