The Yakuza franchise has quite quickly been expanding and growing in the West. After the incredible reception of Yakuza: Like A Dragon in 2020. There are more people interested in the franchise than ever before. The next installment in the series is just around the corner with Yakuza like A Dragon: Gaiden. The title takes place after the events of Yakuza 6: Song Of Life. It is one of the most anticipated titles remaining to be released in 2023. Now it appears that the game will not have an English dub at launch.
No English Dub At Launch For Like A Dragon: Gaiden
Yesterday, Yakuza voice actor Yong Yea took to X (formerly Twitter) to reveal that the English dub will not be in the game at launch. When the game releases on 11/09/2023 players will only be able to play the game in Japanese with English subtitles. Reportedly the English dub will be available via a post-launch patch. However, there is no official date for this patch yet. While the arguments surrounding sub versus dub rage on within the Yakuza community. It is good that this information was made available ahead of launch, as the lack of a dub version. Could possibly sway some people to hold off on purchasing the title. Hopefully, we will see the dub of Like A Dragon: Gaiden shortly after launch.
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