Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth launches on January 26, 2024
Sega and RGG Studio have announced that Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is launching on January 26, 2024 simultaneous worldwide on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam). The game also received two new trailers - one that provides a detailed overview of its story and the other gives a comprehensive breakdown of the gameplay that players can expect to engage with.
In the 10-minute story trailer, players catch up with what Yakuza: Like a Dragon protagonist Ichiban Kasuga has been going through since the previous installment's events. Through some various twists and turns, he finds himself swept up naked on the beaches of Hawaii. It's not long till series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu reunites with him as he has his own things to take care of, as well. The story trailer provides a lot of revelations, so those who want to avoid all story spoilers should beware before watching it.
The main playable characters are back in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth including Nanba, Adachi, Saeko, Joon-gi, and Zhao. Seong-hui was previously introduced in Yakuza: Like a Dragon and now she returns as a playable character. New characters Tomizawa and Chitose join the crew this time around. Of course, Kazuma Kiryu himself joins the party too.
Moving onto the 5-minute gameplay trailer, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth looks to be the biggest game in the series yet. Players are no longer just in Japan; they get to explore Hawaii with all the things that have defined the series. Now, a dynamic weather system will be in this installment to make your stay in Hawaii even more memorable.
Turn-based RPG battles return from Yakuza: Like a Dragon. This time, people can manually move their party members over a limited space before committing to an action command. They'll have greater freedom over being able to pick up environmental objects as their assault weapon. Even though Kiryu is a turn-based RPG character now, he'll still have some commands that will allow players to briefly play him like his iconic brawler style.
The Job system returns from the last entry and several of them were showcased including Samurai, Desperado, Geodancer, Pyrodancer, Housekeeper, Action Star, and Sujimancer. The Poundmates summon system return too; several notable cameos from the ones revealed were Kaoru Sayama, Makoto Date, and Shun Akiyama.
Some minigames that were featured in this new Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth gameplay trailer were Take Crazy Delivery, a parody of Crazy Taxi that has Ichiban deliver food on a bike. Plus, the Pokemon-parody Sujimon minigame is back now with its own battle system. Miss Match revolves around dating apps to see if Ichiban can find love out in Hawaii. Many more minigames were shown off, so take a look for yourself.
Those who pre-order Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will get access to the Special Job Set that includes the Tennis Ace Job for female party members and the Linebacker Job for the male party members; a Hero's Booster set is also available for pre-orders that includes several consumables and materials.
Remember, a demo for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will be in Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name that will feature content not found in its full game. Watch the new fantastic trailers down below to see what the next installment has in store for the Like a Dragon series.
Ryu Ga Gotoku (RGG) Studio just concluded its first dedicated Western broadcast, the RGG Like a Dragon Direct which showcased their upcoming titles Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.
In addition to trailers, character introductions and developer comments, the RGG Like a Dragon Direct announced the below news:
- The launch date for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth was announced: January 26,. 2024 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.
- Preorders are now live for physical and all digital editions of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth including Standard, Deluxe and Ultimate.
- Preorders include the Hero’s Booster Pack, which will help players level up faster, along with a Special Job Set that includes the Linebacker and Tennis Ace jobs.
- Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth delivers a one-of-a-kind RPG experience with combat boasting greater depth, quality of life refinements, and improved gameplay favoring speed and strategy. The playable party now has full freedom of movement while fighting, allowing you to strategically position yourself and your allies to take down foes more effectively.
- Experience all that Honolulu has to offer with a variety of activities across the city. Take scenic photos in Sicko Snap, help Ichiban make some cash in Crazy Delivery, inspired by the SEGA classic Crazy Taxi - and many more.
- Famed badass Danny Trejo is cast as the voice of Dwight, leader of the Barracudas, who supervises the largest counterfeit goods market in the world aided by his sharp sense of business and even sharper machete.
- Actor, director, producer, and activist Daniel Dae Kim is cast as the voice of Masataka Ebina, a ruthless captain of a yakuza syndicate.