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News video games 07 September 2023, 16:44

author: Sonia Selerska

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name Brings Surprises for Retro Fans

The new Yakuza will enable us to play retro games - a racer, brawler or shooter from Sega. Gamers have been waiting for ports and remasters of some of them for years.

Source: SEGA

The Yakuza series is known, among other things, for the various side activities that can be encountered while exploring the world of each game. The latest part of the series, as predicted, will not depart from the rest in this aspect. What's more, it will offer quite a treat for fans of retro games.

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will debut on November 8 on PC and a day later on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S consoles. Thanks to the extensive library of the publisher, SEGA, there will be another portion of references to past games in the arcades that we can visit between missions.

The Japanese website Famitsu published a list of games and attractions, which Kazuma Kiryu will be able to check out this time.

Retro ports of games in the new Like a Dragon Gaiden

Probably the most recognizable item on the list of games available to play in the new Yakuza is SEGA RACING CLASSIC 2 from 2010, also known as a remake of Daytona Racing 2 from 1998.

Fans of arcade racing games have been anticipating its official transfer to modern computers and consoles, so even this unusual form didn't stop them from celebrating:

The next title in the upcoming Like a Dragon Gaiden is the brawler Fighting Vipers 2 from 1998. One Twitter user decided to share with the world a tidbit that unexpectedly links the two universes together:

The video contains a spoiler for one of the end-game fights in Yakuza 3.

In 21st-century Yakuza there will also be no shortage of opportunities to relax in front of a console. The virtual system is expected to offer us the platformer Flicky from 1984, and an excerpt from the space shooter GALAXY FORCE from 1988.

Other activities

The list of activities announced on Famitsu, which was translated by Noisy Pixel also includes several mini-games that are not ports of past games. They are listed below:

  • toy racing track,
  • karaoke,
  • darts,
  • boutique (enabling us to dress up our character in clothes that will also be visible during cutscenes).

Certainly, the above list is just a small part of all the attractions that Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will surprise us with but even that is already really exciting.

Sonia Selerska

Sonia Selerska

Began her professional writing adventure for in 2022, but she has always been interested in all forms of the written word. A student of Film and Multimedia with a specialization in Game Design and Development, deeply follows the blurring boundary between these two worlds. Sometimes, embarrassingly, appreciates style over substance. In the case of media, more often than not, goes to extremes; she can never choose between documentaries and horror films, and cozy games, life simulators, and animations. You will find her playing old-school consoles and indie gems rather than AAA titles. Devotes her free time to her love of fashion and art in a broader sense. Believes that the plot is the most crucial element of a game, and the most compelling stories are the ones inspired by everyday life.


Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name