Like a Dragon Gaiden English Dub Update

Much to the disappointment of weirdos who play Like a Dragon games with English voices (we're just joking!), Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name didn't feature an English dub option when it released last month. However, developer RGG Studio was quick to promise that English voicework would be added via a post-launch update — and that update's coming very soon. It's dropping at some point in December, and we're getting more info on it in the near future.

For a long time, English dubs were unheard of in the Yakuza Like a Dragon series. It was only with kind-of-spinoff title Judgment that the option to switch spoken language was added, and then Yakuza: Like a Dragon featured the series' biggest English dubbing project to date. Its upcoming sequel, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, will also boast English voices — but specific casting choices have proven controversial.

Indeed, voice actor and YouTuber Yong Yea was revealed as the new English voice of longtime franchise protagonist Kazuma Kiryu earlier in the year, and what little we've heard of his performance has been enough to draw plenty of ire from some Like a Dragon fans. Seeing as Kiryu is the sole star of Like a Dragon Gaiden, it'll be interesting to see what people make Yea's take on the iconic lead.

Have you been waiting for the English Gaiden dub? Shame yourself (again, just joking) in the comments section below.