The highly anticipated game, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, is causing a stir among fans as it has been revealed that the game will not launch with English dubbing. This news was brought to light by a tweet from @Knoebelbroet on Twitter, and upon further investigation, it was confirmed by the official website of the game.
Upon visiting the Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name website, fans will notice a small print at the bottom of the page specifying the supported languages for the game. According to the website, the game will initially launch with Japanese voice acting, with a post-launch patch expected to add English dubbing. However, the website does not provide any information on the timeline for this update.
For long-time fans of the Yakuza series, the absence of English dubbing may not come as a surprise. The majority of previous games in the series were not released with an English dub at all. While the decision may disappoint some fans, it is worth noting that the game will still feature English subtitles, as well as many other language options such as Korean, Chinese, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.
Although the lack of English dubbing may be a letdown for some, there is still plenty to be excited about. Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is not the only game on the horizon from developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. Another installment in the Yakuza series, titled Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, is set to launch on multiple platforms including PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Fans eager to get a taste of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will be delighted to know that a demo of the game is in the works. While the specific details of the demo have not been announced, it has been confirmed that it will be available exclusively with Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. This means that players can anticipate an early glimpse into the thrilling world of Infinite Wealth before its official release.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is scheduled to launch on November 9, 2023. Fans won’t have to wait too long after that, as Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is set to follow on January 26, 2024. With two exciting games on the horizon, fans of the Yakuza series have plenty to look forward to in the coming months.
While the absence of English dubbing may be disappointing to some fans, the launch of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name still offers a thrilling experience with its Japanese voice acting and multi-language subtitle options. Furthermore, the upcoming release of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth adds even more excitement to the mix. So mark your calendars, Yakuza fans, as these two games are sure to deliver an unforgettable gaming experience.