Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth — Release date, trailer, characters & more

James Busby
Kasuga Ichiban on a beach

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the next mainline title in Sega’s popular Yakuza franchise. If you’re gearing up to see Kasuga Ichiban’s next adventure, here’s everything we know so far.

Yakuza fans have had a couple of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth trailers to enjoy now, showcasing the potential of the new game. Unlike Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, Yakuza 8 follows Kasuga Ichiban — the protagonist who first made his debut in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

While details on the new title have been rather scarce, the developers have given players a glimpse of what they can expect when the game releases. So, with the eighth installment of the franchise on the horizon, we’ve put together everything we know about the game so far, from its release window, trailer, characters, and more.


Is there a Like A Dragon Infinite Wealth release date?

yakuza like a dragon infinite wealth ichiban and joryu
Like A Dragon 8 will release in 2024.

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth is officially set to release on January 26th, 2024. This was revealed during the RGG Like A Dragon Direct that took place in September, which revealed a release date along with a brand new 10-minute story trailer.

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth trailer

The first look at the game was revealed on September 14, 2022. The announcement trailer featured a cinematic of long-standing protagonist Kiryu Kazuma and Like A Dragon’s Ichiban Kasuga – who replaced Kiryu alongside a new supporting cast in the series’ seventh installment.

The latest trailer, a 10-minute story trailer for the game, features Ichiban being sent to Hawaii to search for his mother. While there, he meets up with Kiryu once again as the pair are involved in yet another yakuza conspiracy. It appears other series mainstays like Goro Majima, Taiga Saejima and Daigo Dojima will also be appearing in the game.

You can check out the story trailer below:


From what we’ve seen so far, it appears that both Kiryu and Ichiban will be leading the game in a dual protagonist role, and one recent piece of news was the confirmation that Kiryu will be voiced by a new actor in the dubbed version of the game.

Yong Yea will be the new English voice of Kiryu appearing alongside Kaiji Von Tang who will be reprising his role as Ichiban from Yakuza 7: Like A Dragon. The actor confirmed the news in a Tweet on June 21, 2023.

Alongside Ichiban and Kiryu being confirmed, fans got a sneak peek at a handful of characters that will feature in the game.

MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura uploaded a video of a Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio tour, the developers of the Yakuza games, and a small section of it showed off three characters that players will recognize. On the monitors, you can see Ichiban Kasuga, Koichi Adachi, and Yu Nanba from 2020’s Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth gameplay

While the first two trailers for Yakuza 8 didn’t show off any gameplay footage, we expect the next title will also feature flashy turn-based combat.

After all, Yakuza: Like a Dragon was the first game to abandon the real-time beat ’em up action the series is known for. Instead, players could select from a variety of moves and choose a class for each character, creating a unique spin on the series’ combat.

Of course, we’ll be sure to update this section as soon as news has been announced.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth setting

Kasuga Ichiban on a US beach
Kasuga appears to have landed in the US in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

While the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio tour and Xbox Showcase didn’t go into where the game will be set, the game’s director did previously hint that future games could be set outside Japan.

This statement was seemingly backed up during the Xbox Showcase, where viewers got to see a naked and confused Kasuga Ichiban, who appeared to have washed up on an American beach.

Similarly, the September 2023 trailer also features Ichiban being sent to Honolulu, Hawaii. So it’s likely a significant portion of the game takes place there.

It’s unclear at this time if the game will be split between the US and Japan, or if it will feature Isezaki Ijincho, which is based on the real Isezakichō district of Yokohama from Yakuza 7. 

So, that’s everything we know so far about Like: A Dragon Infinite Wealth, we’ll be sure to keep this page updated with all the latest details. In the meantime, be sure to check out some of the other biggest upcoming releases:

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