Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth – Release date, new mini-games, Hawaii map, more

Souhardya Choudhury
Like a Dragon Kasuga on a dolphin

The Yakuza franchise received a new entry in its long list of games, and once again, players will return as Ichiban Kasuga in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Ryu Ga Gotoku and SEGA are kicking off 2024 with a new turn-based RPG, and here’s all you need to know about it.

Tekken 8, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, and Black Myth: Wukong are some of the biggest releases coming out in 2024, and Ryu Ga Gotoku have yet another game set in the Japanese mafia world.

Like a Dragon, also known as the Yakuza franchise, has been one of the most influential Japanese games of all time, and it’s also set to be one of the biggest 2024 releases. It is the eighth mainline game in the franchise, set right after Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

After the release of The Man Who Erased His Name, which sets all players in motion with Kazuma Kiryu’s story, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth follows Ichiban Kasuga from Yakuza 7 as well and features a new location and multiple protagonists.

Here’s everything you need to know about Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth release date

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth was released on January 26, 2024. With Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name out on November 8, 2023, Ichiban’s new adventure is the second title in the Yakuza franchise to be released within three months.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth platforms

SEGA released Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth on both the old and new-gen consoles, and the game is available on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, and PC. There has been no announcement about its release on handheld platforms like the Nintendo Switch, but the game is Steam Deck-ready and available on Valve’s portable PC.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth setting

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth features the two main protagonists of the franchise, Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu. The story revolves around the life of Kasuga, who is searching for his long-lost mother.

Now he travels to Honolulu, Hawaii, the first foreign location in the franchise, in search of his mother to get his life back on track. This is the biggest map in the franchise’s history alongside several other Japanese cities.

However, he is not alone, as he travels alongside Kazuma Kiryu, one of the most iconic characters of the Yakuza franchise, to face the difficult challenges posed by the world of Infinite Wealth in search of redemption.

The story follows a turn-based RPG pattern just like the previous Like a Dragon title. Players can participate in various activities such as karaoke, mini-games, and side missions, alongside the main quest.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth characters

Here are all the characters in SEGA’s Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, alongside its voice actors:

CharacterVoice actor
Ichiban KasugaKazuhiro Nakaya
Kazuma KiryuTakaya Kuroda
Eric TomizawaSatoru Iguchi
Chitose FujinomiyaAnju Inami
Yu NanbaKen Yasuda
Koichi AdachiAkio Otsuka
Saeko MukodaSumire Uesaka
SeonheeHana Takeda
Joongi HanYuichi Nakamura
Tianyou ZhaoNobuhiko Okamoto
Eiji MitamuraRyo Narita
Masataka EbinaHiroki Hasegawa
Jo SawashiroShinichi Tsutsumi
AkaneYoshiko Sakakibara
Yutaka YamaiTakehito Koyasu
Dwight MéndezShuhei Matsuda
Wong TouTakuya Masumoto
Bryce FairchildToru Furuya
Kihei HanawaHiroki Tochi

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth new mini-games

As with every title in the Yakuza franchise, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth features a handful of side content to do while exploring, and varies from side stories to new mini-games. Dondoko Island and Sujimon Battle and some of ’em, and these will reminisce players of Animal Crossing and Pokemon.

Ichiban will get its own Sujimon to battle out in a new story mode, and use those very same “‘mons” to produce and manage a Vacation Resort. Dondoko Island is one of the best ways to earn cash fast and early in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, so be sure to check it out as soon as you unlock it.

These are some of the most important things you need to know about Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. For more on the game, take a look at the rest of our content:

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About The Author

Souhardya is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel, currently covering Diablo 4, EA FC 24, Baldur's Gate 3, and Elden Ring. He has a degree in Media Science & Journalism and has previously worked at Spiel Times and Sportskeeda. You can reach him at [email protected].