Is Like a Dragon Gaiden on Nintendo Switch?

Melvin Mathew
Kazuma Kiryu in Like a Dragon Gaiden

Like A Dragon Gaiden is the newest entry in the Yakuza franchise that’s just been released, but is the game available on Nintendo Switch?

The latest Yakuza spin-off, Like a Dragon Gaiden takes place right after the events of Yakuza 6, as you step back into the shoes of the iconic Kazuma Kiryu with a bunch of other characters returning from the previous games.

The game is a treat for Yakuza fans as they can continue Kiryu’s journey, and enjoy the beat ’em-up combat that the series used before making the switch to turn-based battles for Yakuza 7. Like a Dragon Gaiden has been released on several platforms, including last-gen and current-gen consoles but Nintendo Switch fans in particular may be wondering if it’s available on the hybrid console.

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Here’s everything you need to know about Like a Dragon Gaiden on Nintendo Switch.

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Is Like A Dragon Gaiden on Nintendo Switch?

Unfortunately, Like a Dragon Gaiden won’t be available on the Nintendo Switch. The game will only be released for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

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In a 2022 interview with Gamespot, RGG Studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama explained that the reason why any of the Yakuza games are not available on the Nintendo Switch is due to the console’s family-friendly approach and its target audience being much younger, which the Yakuza series doesn’t cater to.

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This might be disappointing for a lot of players, especially considering that games like Mortal Kombat 1 and Doom, which are total gore fests, have made their way to the Nintendo Switch.

That’s all we have to say about Like A Dragon Gaiden’s potential release on the Nintendo Switch. For more content on the game, check out our guides below:

How long is Like A Dragon Gaiden? Main story length & completionist run | Like A Dragon Gaiden All Trophies & Achievements | Like A Dragon Gaiden PC requirements: Recommended & minimum specs | Like A Dragon Gaiden English and Japanese voice cast: All characters and voice actors

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Melvin is a games and guide writer at Dexerto. He is an avid gamer and cinephile. When he's not breaking his controller while playing Soulsborne games, he's watching films and making small lists on Letterboxd. When he's not playing games or watching movies, he's probably breaking his shin while skateboarding.