SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, via the October 12 issue of Famitsu, revealed that a prominent figure from the Yakuza spin-off, Judgment, will be making a presence in the soon-releasing title Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.
The character is no other than Kaito Masaharu, most notable for his outfit in the Lost Judgment, the sequel to Judgment, DLC.
Per the translation by NoisyPixel’s Ryuji, regarding the question of who the man is, the magazine mentioned Masaharu. He is described as:
“This man wearing flashy clothes is Masaharu Kaito. He’s a former Lieutenant of the Matsugane family, an affiliate of the Tojo Family. In the Judgment series, he was the partner of the main character, Detective Takayuki Yagami.
In Lost Judgment, he was also the main character of the Masaharu Kaito’s Case Files DLC episode. He seems to have no acquaintance with [Kiryu]. It will be interesting to see what kind of interaction they will have.”Translation courtesy of NoisyPixel’s Ryuji
Set between the events after Yakuza 6: The Song of Life and yet another developing title Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, players now see Kazuma Kiryu becoming an agent of the Daidoji Faction. Away from the family he knew, the game protagonist must nevertheless survive the criminal underworld. But along the way, Kiryu will come across new faces, and one of them happens to be Kaito Masaharu.
X (formerly Twitter) user HD_Kirin posted a snapshot of the fateful encounter between the two. Masaharu, that is, donning a flashy, colorful outfit.
For those who did not know, buying Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name comes bundled with a special trial of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will be released on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in addition to other platforms.