Prepare for more outrageous antics and over-the-top gameplay as Yakuza’s beloved series returns with “Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth.” This sequel to 2020’s “Yakuza: Like A Dragon” is set to take the gaming world by storm, offering a release date that’s closer than you might expect.
Packed with an assortment of peculiar and delightful activities, and featuring a fresh setting inspired by Hawaii, this RPG is now available for pre-order on Steam. However, there’s a cheeky note from Valve’s storefront warning potential players that “Like a Dragon 8 contains frequent nudity or sexual content.”
A Swift Sequel and a Wealth of Surprises
While fans of the series eagerly awaited the arrival of “Like a Dragon Gaiden” in November, the main series is wasting no time. The transition from its classic brawler style to a zany turn-based RPG introduced new lead Ichiban Kasuga and the rest of the charismatic “Yakuza: Like a Dragon” cast.
Surprisingly, developer RGG Studios has revealed that “Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth” is set to launch on Friday, January 26, 2024. That’s right, you’ll be diving into the world of Ichiban and his gang in just four short months. The announcement comes with a generous helping of gameplay and story trailers, offering a sneak peek into the adventure awaiting players.
The gameplay trailer showcases a plethora of new features, many of which draw inspiration from the characters’ escapades in Hawaii. Players can explore fresh job classes, including the Samurai, the lasso-swinging Desperado, the stylish Geodancer and Pyrodancer, the power washer-wielding Housekeeper, the Bruce Lee-style Action Star, and even a Sujimancer – a trainer-like character that harnesses the peculiar individuals you collect in the returning ‘Sujimon’ minigame.
The Poundmates system, the Yakuza equivalent of summons, is also making a comeback, featuring fan-favorite characters like Nancy the killer crawfish. The game boasts a variety of quirky minigames, including Sujimon battles, a ‘Crazy Eats’ biking delivery game, and the revival of classic Sega arcade games like Virtua Fighter 3 and Sega Bass Fishing.
A Tale as Vast as the Ocean
The ten-minute story trailer hints at the epic scope of “Infinite Wealth’s” narrative. With Ichiban’s quest to find his birth mother on the island of Hawaii and the introduction of Danny Trejo as Hawaii-based gang leader Dwight, the story promises to be an enthralling journey.
“Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth” is available for pre-purchase on Steam. If the trailers and teases of its new beach setting, dating minigames, and bizarre adversaries haven’t already piqued your interest, Valve’s warning of “frequent nudity or sexual content” should certainly grab your attention. Get ready for another wild ride in the zany world of Yakuza.