Development of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name took barely six months, reveals the director in charge of the project
Half a year, that’s how long it took Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio to development Of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Nameso says the director enthusiastically Masayoshi Yokohama speaking of six miserable months of labor. In an interview, the game designer considered the idea of making the spin-off a simple DLC, before making an entire adventure out of it. The spin-off, set between the events of Yakuza 6 and its sequel, tells how Kazuma Kiryu faked his death, disappearing from the radar to protect his loved ones. You can find our source by consulting the tweet that, for the record, we have included below.
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Months pass, years pass, but after development Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name returns to do damage
Priced lower than today’s Triple-A standards, the game releases next week and will include a demo of Infinite Wealth, which will be released in January. “Not much changes between Gaiden and the eighth chapter,” Yokohama said. “I mean, in a certain sense, the former is a derivative of the latter. A half-hour interlude would have been enough to tell Kiryu’s past, but we found the idea of giving him a separate game much more interesting, which is how it all began. The graphics engine is the same, so we already had a lot of the work done.” It was Yokohama itself, precisely for this reason, that proposed a separate game.
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