Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth coming in 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC

It looks like SEGA really is dropping the Yakuza name from its upcoming releases, while Ichiban’s debut game was called ‘Yakuza: Like a Dragon’, the sequel is being titled ‘Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth‘. The game just game a gameplay trailer shown off via the Xbox Showcase. I guess in Japan this game will still be known as Like a Dragon 8. Yeah, the naming and changing is getting a bit confusing.

Yes, the debut trailer is just one big gag about Ichiban being naked on the beach. Yes, the Yakuza, uh I mean Like a Dragon franchise is back to what we love. I can’t wait for it to come out early 2024!

(Note: I know the franchise has always been known as Like a Dragon in Japan)


One response to “Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth coming in 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series and PC

  1. Defender says:

    You think they could keep the numbers intact though. I’m sure market research shows that it makes people apprehensive about getting a new one if they haven’t played the previous ones (though who goes back to GTA 1 before playing 5?). After a few games of random titles it’s hard to keep them in order though.

    Plus, “like a” was never a good translation for “gotoku” anyway. It’s a poetic expression that means to embody all the characteristics of something. So Kiryu is ferocious and powerful but also cool headed. “Spirit of a Dragon” might be more accurate except it doesn’t necessarily include the implication of physical strength.

    In any case it’s pretty ironic they’re making the naming switch for Ichiban who comparatively isn’t like a dragon. It’s hilarious that the terrible naming changes from my childhood still continue to this day.

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