This is the complete step-by-step walkthrough of Chapter 4: The Laughing Man of the Video Game: Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.
Chapter 4 begins with Kiryu’s identity on the verge of being exposed by Patriarch Homare Nishitani III, following Kiryu’s victory in their duel.
CUTSCENE 1 – THE CASTLE
The cutscene concludes with Kiryu contemplating whether to accept a request from Akame, as he awaits further contact from Tsuruno. Upon speaking with her, she will inform you that Mizorogi has been attacked and his shop has been looted. Mizorogi is injured, and Akame will summon a doctor to the scene. Kiryu should proceed without delay.
Go to Mizorogi’s shop to find out what’s happening. When you get there, you’ll see Mizorogi lying unconscious on the floor, with the old lady from the tobacco shop next to him. Akame will then arrive and inform Kiryu about a man in Sotenbori Park who needs assistance.
In the park, a group of people gathers around an unconscious man on the ground. They assume he’s a homeless man who was assaulted, but it’s actually a trap for Kiryu. The man on the floor is Patriarch Aotsuki from the Omi Alliance. He and his group, the yakuza whom Kiryu defeated in Chapter Two of the game, launch an attack against Kiryu. After being defeated, the Patriarch escapes with one of the fireworks cigarettes.
At Akame’s office, Mizorogi is still shaken. They all decide to be cautious from now on because those guys are still on the loose. After the conversation, rest on the couch until the next day.
CUTSCENE 2 – AKAME’S OFFICE, SOTENBORI
After the cutscene in the Akame office, you don’t have to walk far to get the call from Tsuruno just when you walk out into the road.
CUTSCENE 3 – ROAD AT AKAME’S OFFICE, SOTENBORI
Tsuruno wants to meet you at Bishamon Bridge, which is the western bridge in Sotenbori.
CUTSCENE 4 – BISHAMON BRIDGE, SOTENBORI
After the cutscene, you regain control of Kiryu. Head to each mission marker on the map with your gang. There are two games where you can win 300,000 yen – Billiards and Golf. You’ll also unlock a new outfit that you can change into. The order of venues doesn’t matter. Prepare for occasional fights against Nishitani’s men. Finally, the night concludes at Akame’s office.
CUTSCENE 5 – AKAME’S OFFICE, SOTENBORI – THE NEXT MORNING
After the cutscene, head to the Cabaret Grand. It’s in the northwestern corner of the map. There are only two Kijin Clan members at the entrance, which shouldn’t be a big issue.
It’s more what awaits inside: A big group of Kijin with three bosses. Defeat them all to continue with the story.
CUTSCENE 6 – DEFEATED THE KIJIN CLAN MEMBERS AT THE GRAND.
After the cutscene, head back to Akame’s office to travel to the Castle.
CUTSCENE 7 – THE CASTLE TAKEOVER
Defeat all the Kihin Clan members on the Castle to advance with the story. There are two bosses among the group Kitahara and Katagiri. The fight ends with Kiryu sitting on the Castle balcony, looking down.
CUTSCENE 8 – THE CASTLE BELONGS TO KIRYU
After the cutscene, it is clear that Kiryu has to meet with Nishitani. Head back to the helicopter and you will be stopped by the fight receptionist, who tells you that he was sent by the Castle’s Four Kings. With Patriarch Nishitani gone, they are not sure if Kiryu is suited enough to manage the Castle. He has to prove that he’s stronger than all for Kings together – wonder what that means?
One of the four kings, Dan Brody – the Clown – arrives and challenges Kiryu here and now. To continue with the story you have to defeat him. But then, soon after his defeat, the other three kings arrive. They tell him that in order to fight with them he first has to work his rank up properly. Differences will be settled in the arena.
Now you can return to Akame’s Office at Sotenbori and sleep on the couch ’til the next evening. The golf center is at the mission marker in the center north of the map. A cutscene starts when you’re near enough.
CUTSCENE 9 – MEETING NISHITANI AT THE GOLF CENTER
After the cutscene at the golf center, defeat all the Kijin Clan members to continue with the main story.
CUTSCENE 10 – GOLF CENTER KIJIN MEMBERS DEFEATED
You’re now playing as Kiryu again. It’s not necessary to get into the car straight away. So you can take your time to go shopping or have something to eat after the fight. Interact with Shishido when ready.
CUTSCENE 11 – DRIVING TO NISHITANI
After the cutscene, you have to keep defeating the Kinjin Clan members while going up to the office where Nishitani is waiting for the end fight.
CUTSCENE 12 – WAREHOUSE TOP FLOOR
After the cutscene with Nishitani in the office, you have to defeat him for the story to continue.
CUTSCENE 13 – NISHITANI DEFEATED
END OF CHAPTER 4: THE LAUGHING MAN.
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/