Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth has dropped new info through trailers. Learn about the story, gameplay and the exact release date of Yakuza 8.
This installment takes players on an emotional journey as they follow the beloved character Kazuma Kiryu, who has been diagnosed with cancer, through a gripping narrative set in Hawaii. In the game’s story trailer, players learn that Kiryu has been battling cancer for a significant period, yet he refuses to let it hinder his pursuit of his usual activities. This determination to continue his life as normal is a testament to his unyielding spirit and resilience, which have become defining traits of the Dragon of Dojima. Kiryu’s refusal to back down, even in the face of such a dire diagnosis, sets the stage for a powerful and emotional storyline.
Players assume the role of Ichiban Kasuga, a character well-known to fans of the Yakuza series. In this installment, Ichiban teams up with Kiryu to embark on a quest to find Kiryu’s mother in the picturesque backdrop of Hawaii. The partnership between Ichiban and Kiryu promises to be a pivotal element of the game, as players witness their camaraderie and shared determination to overcome the odds.
Gameplay in Like a Dragon
Infinite Wealth introduces players to a dynamic, fast-paced RPG battle system where the battlefield itself becomes a weapon. The game encourages adaptability, as players must strategically utilize various skills and customizations to subdue enemies using over-the-top moves. This unique combat system adds a layer of excitement and strategy to the game, ensuring that every battle feels fresh and engaging.
The release date for Like a Dragon
Infinite Wealth is set for January 26, 2024, and it will be available on multiple platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. This wide availability ensures that fans of the Yakuza series can enjoy the game on their preferred gaming platform.
- Kazuma Kiryu: Kazuma Kiryu is one of the most iconic characters in the Yakuza series and has been the main protagonist in multiple games, including the original Yakuza series and Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami, Yakuza Kiwami 2, and others.
- Ichiban Kasuga: Ichiban Kasuga is the main protagonist of “Yakuza: Like a Dragon” (Ryu Ga Gotoku 7), the game that precedes “Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.” He was introduced as a new character in “Like a Dragon”.
- Koichi Adachi: Koichi Adachi is another character introduced in “Yakuza: Like a Dragon.” He is one of Ichiban Kasuga’s allies.
- Masumi Arakawa: Masumi Arakawa is a key character in “Yakuza: Like a Dragon.” He plays a significant role in the storyline of that game.
- Ichiban Kasuga
- Kazuma Kiryu
- Jo Sawashiro
- Yu Nanba
- Eiji Mitamura
- Eric Tomizawa
- Koichi Adachi
- Saeko Mukoda
- Joon-gi Han
- Tianyou Zhao
- Chitose Fujinomiya
- Masumi Arakawa
- Masataka Ebina
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth promises to be a memorable addition to the Yakuza series, offering players a gripping story, diverse characters, and innovative gameplay elements. As fans eagerly await its release, they can look forward to joining Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu on an unforgettable adventure in the lush landscapes of Hawaii.