This is the complete step-by-step walkthrough of Chapter 1: Hidden Dragon – Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.
Chapter 1 starts where the Prologue ended: Kiryu meditating at the temple. Here’s how the story continues.
CUTSCENE 1 – TEMPLE IN TOKYO
CUTSCENE 2 – PORT OF YOKOHAMA
1 – TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE AREA
As the cutscene ends, you’ll be able to control Kiryu. Look for the objective in the top right, explore the area, and check the overall map in the game menu. Don’t forget to interact with other agents on your way to the yellow mission marker. Some of them might have useful items for you. At this location, another cutscene starts.
CUTSCENE 3 – AGENTS AT PORT OF YOKOHAMA
The cutscene fades out, leading to the fight with the Agent. Immediately, Heat Actions and the Heat Gauge are explained – refer to the screenshot below. You then have to use Heat Action once to continue. Head Action can only be used when the enemy is downed.
Defeat the Leader of the Group of Agents in the fight.
CUTSCENE 4 – AFTER THE FIGHT WITH THE LEADER OF THE AGENTS
The rest of the Group of Agents will now attack. Extreme Heat Mode is introduced to the game and as a tutorial, you have to activate it once. Defeat them all to continue.
CUTSCENE 4 – AFTER THE FIGHT WITH THE AGENTS
After the cutscene, Hanawa will then give you a catalog. This is the way the game’s character upgrade works. You can either obtain those catalogs while you advance in the game or you can buy them. But they’re expensive. Access character upgrades through the in-game menu.
CUTSCENE 5 – AFTER RECEIVING THE UPGRADE CATALOG
After the cutscene, the hostiles are named “Mysterious Men”. You now have to fight a group of them.
CUTSCENE 6 – THE FIGHT IS IN FULL SWING
After the cutscene, you’re fighting against the group of Mysterious Men. Beat them to continue.
CUTSCENE 7 – HANAWA SAVED
2 – HEAD TO THE SEIRYU CLAN’S OFFICE
Kiryu is now back in good old Seiryu. If you have played “Like a Dragon” games before, you know where you care and should be able to keep your bearings. If this is your first game, you can open your ingame menu, select “Task” and you will see the task with a map and the mission marker.
The game will force you to go to a specific route, introducing you to Street Battles, where you can fight for money. Further, the pawn shop, where you can buy gear and sell not-needed items, and OUT OF REACH ITEMS that you can just grab with the Spider Agent Gadget. There are various of those hidden in the map.
Continue on to the Seiryu Clan’s office.
CUTSCENE 8 – YOKOHAMA SEIRYU CLAN HEADQUARTERS
After the cutscene, fight and defeat the Seiryu clan.
CUTSCENE 9 – BALCONY ABOVE THE SEIRYU CLAN HQ
After the cutscene in the garage, you have to DEFEAT THE MASKED MEN. After you’ve defeated them, the man in the suit will attack. This will be the first boss fight in the game.
CUTSCENE 10 – MAN IN A SUIT ATTACKING
This will start the boss fight. DEFEAT THE MAN IN A SUIT. In this fight, you’ll also learn how to block Powerful Enemy Attacks.
CUTSCENE 11 – MAN IN A SUIT DEFEATED
After the cutscene, fight and DEFEAT THE MAN IN THE HANNYA MASK.
CUTSCENE 12 – FIGHTING THE MAN IN A HANNYA MASK
After the cutscene, you’ll have to fight the man in the hannya mask the second time. But this time you get to use the YAKUZA FIGHT STYLE. It involves brutal punches and kicks. Change the fighting style with the down button to continue. You then get a second objective that you need to pass in order to continue with the story.
CUTSCENE 13 – END OF FIGHT
3 – GET AWAY FROM THE POLICE
In the Homeless Camp of Seiryu, just look at the minimap and you will see where to go. Like when you first arrived in Seiryu, there is only one way to escape from the police. All other paths are blocked for this sequence. Follow the yellow quest marker.
Kiryu will look for a spot where he can quietly have a smoke until things have calmed down. Just follow the yellow quest marker to a place that looks like an improvised chair. Kiryu then notices that he is all out of cigarettes! Go through a building to the other side to find a convenience store – Poppo. Unfortunately, there is a policeman standing in front of the store. When you get the option to either “Monitor the situation” or “Leave the area” choose the first option. The policeman walks away and Kiryu goes shopping.
When you exit the story, you are approached by a group of men.
CUTSCENE 14 – SEIRYU GROUP AFTER SHOPPING
After the cutscene, defeat all the Daidoji agents.
CUTSCENE 15 – AFTER DEFEATING THE AGENTS
4 – ESCAPE FROM THE TEMPLE
After the cutscene escape, Kiryu enters the next room which is filled with Agents. Defeat them to continue. Always follow the yellow dot mission marker on the minimap or the map in the in-game menu. You will have to fight agents practically in every room. Special Bosses are Agent Raita, Agent Mushin, Agent Enzen, and Agent Saigou. Then you will meet Yoshimura again.
CUTSCENE 16 – TEMPLE EXIT WITH YOSHIMURA
Defeat Yoshimura and his minions to continue with the main story.
CUTSCENE 17 – TEMPLE EXIT AFTER THE FIGHT
END OF CHAPTER 1
LIKE A DRAGON: GAIDEN – THE MAN WHO ERASED HIS NAME
Release: November 9th, 2023
Developer: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Official Website: https://gaiden.sega.com/