Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth has now received a release date. It's the next mainline Yakuza game, essentially Yakuza 8, despite its rather confusing name. It serves as a continuation of both Kiryu and Ichiban's stories, and might just be taking the series to a new setting.
If you didn't know, Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth is an upcoming 2023 game that follows Ichiban after the events of Yakuza: Like a Dragon. From what we know so far, he's washing up on a beach in an unknown country and has to work with Kiryu to get himself out of a bind. Fans will be thankful to know that both characters are playable as well.
Here's everything we know about Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth including a look at when it's coming out, what the gameplay will be like, and where it might be set. As new details are revealed, this page will be updated. For now, here's the latest news and trailers.
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth - Cut to the chase
- What is it? Yakuza 8, essentially
- When does it come out? January 26, 2024
- What can I play it on? PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
- Who is making it? Sega
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth release date and platforms
The Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth release date is January 26, 2024.
When it does arrive, Like a Dragon infinite Wealth will release on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC. This makes it a cross-generational release, so you'll be able to play even if you have yet to upgrade to current-gen consoles.
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth trailers
The latest trailer we received for Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth is a brand new story trailer. It's over 10 minutes long, and really sets the scene for what's to come. You can check it our below:
Currently, there's a few trailers for Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth, providing a good mix of story and gameplay. If you're looking for more when they go up, however, then the official Sega YouTube channel is the place to go. You can find developer commentary videos and trailers for other Yakuza titles too.
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth gameplay
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth continues on from where Yakuza: Like a Dragon left off, which featured a new style of turn-based combat. This is different from the brawler/beat-em-up combat showcased elsewhere in the series. The upcoming Yakuza spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, for example. You can check out a gameplay reveal trailer embedded above this paragraph.
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth story and setting
There's still plenty we don't know about Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth at present. It's a sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon and is essentially Yakuza 8. Given that it's a mainline entry, it's expected to combine the stories of Kiryu and Ichiban. In fact, both are playable characters here and will be the main focus of Infinite Wealth's story. The last time we saw Kiryu was in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but the upcoming spin-off Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name is going to fill in some vital gaps before we get to Infinite Wealth. What we do know is that Ichiban is headed to paradise in search of his mother.
In terms of setting, Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth will be primarily set in Hawaii, a first for the series. We expect at least part of the game to take place in Yokohama, or at least around Tokyo. Hopefully, more will be revealed in the future.
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth news
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will be the longest game in the Yakuza series
It has been announced that Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will be the longest game in the Yakuza series, being nicknamed a "monster-class game" that won't be possible to complete in a few nights. Although we don't know exactly how long the game will be, with Yakuza: Like a Dragon taking anywhere between 40-50 hours, we could be in for a lengthy session.
Like a Dragon Gaiden will launch with a demo for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Sega recently released a deep-dive on Like a Dragon Gaiden. It revealed that players who pick up Like a Dragon Gaiden will have access to a demo for Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth.
Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth is Yakuza 8
RGG Studio has cleared up some confusion around whether Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth is the next mainline Yakuza game. Turns out, that infinity symbol is actually an 8 on its side, and Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth is Yakuza 8, just under a different name in the West. Check out the announcement below:
We’d like to share a message from Masayoshi Yokoyama, Director of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.Thank you for your continued support of the Like a Dragon franchise!We look forward to you playing Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.#LikeaDragon #InfiniteWealth pic.twitter.com/82045mugg4June 15, 2023
That's everything we know about Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth so far. For more on what's coming to Xbox consoles, be sure to check out our new Xbox Series X games list.
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