Sega confirms that the English dub of Dragon Gaiden will be added after launch

October 16, 2023 by No Comments

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  • Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is an action fighting game published by Sega and developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios.
  • Sega has confirmed that Like a Dragon Gaiden will launch without an English dub, which will be added via a free post-launch update.
  • Yong Yea, the voice actor of the main character Kazuma Kiryu, also suggested that the upcoming movie “Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth” is still aiming for a simultaneous Japanese and English dub release.

Sega has confirmed that the upcoming film, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, will do so Includes only the Japanese dub, with the English dub added as a post-launch update. The news was further reinforced by a voice actor Jung Yes who voices the main character Kiryu Kazuma in the English dub of the game. Sega has also not announced a specific date for the release of the English dub.

This may come as a surprise to fans of series like Judgment, its sequel Lost Judgment and Yakuza Like a Dragon, all of which were released with their English and Japanese dubs at launch. As such, this is the First time in the series where the English dub is not available at launch. A Follow up tweet by Yong Yea suggests that, according to Steam listings, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will indeed have Released simultaneously for both Japanese and English dubbing.

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This is also not Jung Ya’s first role in the series. He previously voiced Dr. Shirakawa, a central character in the Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files expansion pack. Yong Yea also confirmed that although there was no numbered entry in the series, Like a Dragon Gaiden is still a must-see in the series, especially for players who want to get the full picture of Kazuma Kiryu’s character arc.

The Yakuza/Like a Dragon series did not begin receiving English dubs until the release of Fist of The North Star: Lost Paradise, which was a Yakuza spin-off game set in the universe of the Fist of The North Star manga/anime or Hokuto no Ken in Japanese. After that, however, every game in the series (except Like a Dragon Ishin for obvious reasons) received an English dub at the same time.

Kiryu’s signature yakuza style in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.

Like Gaiden Dragon: The man who deleted his name is a Prequel story That will supposedly bridge the gap between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon and see what Kazuma Kiryu has done between these two games. Alongside this, Like a Dragon Gaiden will also set up various plot points and events that will take place in the upcoming Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth which is due out on January next year.

As Dragon Gaiden will be launched November 9 This year for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Steam.

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