Today during the Xbox Summer Showcase, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth was unveiled.
This appears to be the following installment in the mainstream series, and it may mark the greatest divergence yet.
Ichiban Kasuga, who starred in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, is seen washing up on a beach while naked. It’s intriguing that he doesn’t appear to be in Japan.
Since the mainstream series hasn’t been outside of Japan very often, if Ichiban is spending a lot of time in what appears to be Hawaii, there might be some significant changes when the game debuts in early 2024.
Having said that, it might only be a brief, one-time setting in the narrative.
In all honesty, not much was really shown in the trailer.
More than anything else, it was an Austin Powers-style joke about Ichiban’s nudeness.
The new name for Yakuza 8 is the only substantial information we know at this point in time.
Like the teaser, Infinite Wealth does not actually tell us much.
That may be another indication that the show will spend some time in America, or it might be something else different.
We do know that Ichiban and Kiryu will both appear in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth if it turns out to be the eighth installment in the primary series as predicted.
Additionally, it will retain Yakuza: Like a Dragon’s RPG-style gameplay and offer each of the game’s two protagonists their own cast of individuals to assemble into their own teams.
As mentioned before, this teaser did not reveal much, but over the past few months, developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has casually revealed the information above.
It’s a terrific moment to be a Yakuza fan, either way.
Players may go back in time to Japan’s Bakumatsu era with the release of Like a Dragon: Ishin earlier this year.
With the release of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name later this year, Kiryu will once again be the center of the series as we learn what he’s been up to between Yakuza 6 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
We now know Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox, and PC in the first half of next year.