Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth got a release date revealed at the RGG Summit/Like A Dragon Direct today. Alongside a rather lengthy story trailer, there’s a gameplay overview trailer showcasing what you’d expect to do in this open-world RPG.
Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth will feature both Isezaki Ichinjo, Yokohama (the setting in Yakuza: Like A Dragon) and a new map, Honolulu, Hawaii.
The turn-based combat system has been improved, allowing you to reposition party members which should make more use of the 3D environments battles happen in. You can now move close to a big signage to pick up and grab it, rather than having to rely on luck whether your character is positioned close enough to use any environmental attacks.
And for those still bummed out that this is a turn-based RPG and not a real-time action brawler like it once was, developers RGG Studio have given a bit of love to those fans. Kazuma Kiryu can have a special attack that literally breaks the turn-based menu to unleash some real-time punches and kicks.
Here are some notes on what else we spotted throughout the 5-minute trailer:
- Kasuga riding on a Segway
- Taking tours in Hawaii to unlock new jobs
- New jobs (class):
- Housekeeper (Maid with a vacuum gun)
- Action Star (complete with yellow jumpsuit)
- Sujimancer (summoner?)
- New Poundmates (summons)
- Aloha Links, where you make friends with NPCs
- Give a watermelon to a chicken
- A bingo card for party members
- Personality stat building for Kasuga
- Take Crazy Delivery
- Part bike-riding mini-game, part Crazy Taxi
- Sujimon Battles (team building autobattler)
- Miss Match (online dating, with dramatic finger tapping on phone screen, probably some live-action scenes?)
- Hang out at clubs
- Classic Sega games
- Sega Bass Fishing
- Blackjack and other card games
- Baseball batting
- Survival Can Collection (trash collecting on a bike)
- UFO catcher
- Take Crazy Delivery
- Kasuga can swim
- Fight a great white shark
- Wilder special attacks
A special Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth demo will be available in Like A Dragon Gaiden.
Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth will be releasing on January 26, 2024 for PS4, PS5, PC (Steam, Microsoft Store), Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.