Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku have officially revealed the title of their next game in the Yakuza series titled ‘Like a Dragon 8’. It seems that this game will drop the Yakuza name for the time being. A trailer was shown during the Ryu Ga Gotoku Summit live stream. In the trailer, Yakuza: Like A Dragon’s protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga was reunited with Yakuza 1-6’s protagonist, Kiryu Kazuma.
Like a Dragon 8 Details and Release Date
Like a Dragon 8 will release on the Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam in 2024. A specific release window wasn’t revealed during the announcement. There isn’t much information on Like a Dragon 8 as the trailer didn’t reveal much other than the two protagonists. One noticeable difference was Kiryu, who looked much older and had grey hair. This seems to indicate a lot of time has passed on since his disappearance in Yakuza 6. Like a Dragon 8 will also use the RPG elements that were present in Like a Dragon as well.
It seems that Ryu Ga Gotoku studios hs currently has three official games in development. The remake of Like a Dragon: Ishin! was announced recently during the PlayStation State of Play and is scheduled for a February 2023 release. In addition to that, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Has No Erased His Name was also announced for release in 2024. This will be a prequel to Like a Dragon 8 and will fill the gaps between Kiryu’s disappearance in Yakuza 6 and his return in Like a Dragon 8.
Yakuza fans will surely be excited with these three new games on their way in the coming years. What do you think of this news? Are you excited about Like a Dragon 8 and the other Yakuza games? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!