During a recent Ryu Ga Gotoku event, publisher SEGA and developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio released a trailer announcing the new turn-based RPG sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Like a Dragon 8. The game will launch in early 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam and Microsoft Store. The game will feature series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and Yakuza: Like a Dragon protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. The trailer features a shot of both characters with audio of voices from multiple characters who will most likely appear in the game. Lastly, according to the publisher, the game is to be the largest title in the series to date.
Details on the latest game Yakuza: Like a Dragon, via Steam can be seen below:
Rise Like a Dragon
Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking grunt of a low-ranking yakuza family in Tokyo, faces an 18-year prison sentence after taking the fall for a crime he didn’t commit. Never losing faith, he loyally serves his time and returns to society to discover that no one was waiting for him on the outside, and his clan has been destroyed by the man he respected most.
Ichiban sets out to discover the truth behind his family’s betrayal and take his life back, drawing a ragtag group of society’s outcasts to his side: Adachi, a rogue cop, Nanba, a homeless ex-nurse, and Saeko, a hostess on a mission. Together, they are drawn into a conflict brewing beneath the surface in Yokohama and must rise to become the heroes they never expected to be.
Level Up from Underdog to Dragon in Dynamic RPG Combat
Experience dynamic RPG combat like none other. Switch between 19 unique Jobs ranging from Bodyguard to Musician, using the battlefield as your weapon. Take up bats, umbrellas, bikes, signs, and everything else at your disposal to clean up the streets!
Enter the Underworld Playground
When you’re not busy bashing heads, relax by hitting up the local arcade for some classic SEga games, compete with locals in a no holds barred go-kart race around Yokohama, complete 50 unique substories, or just take in the scenery of a modern-day Japanese city. There’s always something new around the corner.