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Like a Dragon 8

Two legendary heroes brought together by the hand of fate for something perhaps more sinister ……

Ichiban Kasuga is an unstoppable underdog who’s no stranger to crawling up from rock bottom, and Kazuma Kiryu is a broken man facing down his last days.

“Like a Dragon 8” is about to open a new chapter in gaming for you!


Like a Dragon 8 Outline

Like a Dragon 8 from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is a turn-based role-playing game based on what happened in Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon. Ichiban Kasuga will be the main character again, just like in the last game, but Kazuma Kiryu will also be the major character.


Franchise: Yakuza
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S,Xbox One
Released: January 26, 2024
Developer(s): Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
Publisher(s): Sega
Genre(s): RPG

Like a Dragon 8 was released on January 26, 2024, worldwide. It is a dramatic role-playing game (RPG) that Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio developed as Yakuza: Like a Dragon. It was developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio as a sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, making it the ninth major installment in the Like a Dragon (formerly known as Yakuza) series and the nineteenth in…

Like a Dragon 8: Characters


Like a Dragon 8: Characters

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Ichiban Kasuga
CAST: Kazuhiro Nakaya

The first hero of the story :

Kasuga carries on Masumi Arakawa’s legacy of rehabilitating former yakuza back into society, intent on not letting anyone fall through the cracks.

Shocked to learn that his mother is alive in Hawaii, he goes in search of her.
On that small slice of paradise, he once again crosses paths with the legendary yakuza—Kazuma Kiryu.

Like a Dragon 8

Daidoji Faction, AgentKazuma


Kiryu
CAST: Takaya Kuroda

The second hero of the story:

Once a legend in the yakuza world, Kiryu now lives in secrecy as an agent for the influential Daidoji that operates in political and financial circles.

On a mission for the faction, he visits Hawaii, where his fate once again intersects with Ichiban Kasuga.

Like a Dragon 8

Taxi Driver in HawaiiEric


Tomizawa
CAST: Satoru Iguchi

A Hawaiian local who drives taxis for a living.

When Kasuga visits Hawaii, he ends up riding in his taxi.

Eric’s fluency in Japanese and his charming, friendly nature instantly strike up a rapport with Kasuga.

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The woman whom Kasuga heads to Hawaii in search of.


Akane
CAST: Yoshiko Sakakibara

Masumi Arakawa’s old flame is believed to be the biological mother of Ichiban Kasuga.

Caught amid a dispute with the Hikawa, a Kamurocho-based yakuza group, she was presumed dead.
However, a revelation emerges in 2023 that she is, in fact, alive in Hawaii.

Masumi Arakawa’s old flame is believed to be the biological mother of Ichiban Kasuga.

Caught amid a dispute with the Hikawa, a Kamurocho-based yakuza group, she was presumed dead.
However, a revelation emerges in 2023 that she is, in fact, alive in Hawaii.

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Housekeeper in HawaiiChitose


Fujinomiya
CAST: Anju Inami

A woman who devotes herself to cleaning and housework.

By chance, she meets Kasuga, who happens to be in Hawaii.

Beneath her composed and dignified demeanor, Fujinomiya harbors a deep-seated secret…

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There are more exciting characters for you to unlock!

Like a Dragon 8 Background:


The game features an open world focusing on the port district Isezaki Ijincho, Yokohama, a fictionalized Isezakicho, Yokohama; red-light district Kamurocho, Tokyo, a fictionalized Kabukicho, Tokyo; and a fictionalized version of Honolulu, Hawaii.

With no money, cellphone, or local friends to help, Kasuga is once again forced to build himself back up from the bottom, finding ways to earn money and stay alive as he continues his search for Akane, trying to find her before any of the criminal syndicates operating in Honolulu find her first. Helping him in his efforts is the legendary Kazuma Kiryu, who has traveled to Honolulu on behalf of the Daidoji Faction.

Like a Dragon 8 Gameplay:


Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is an RPG with a turn-based battle system, just like its predecessor. The game lets players pick up to four characters to fight different monsters as a party.

In this game, players can manually move their character into position before launching an attack or skill instead of relying on the AI pathfinding themselves in the previous title.

Like a Dragon 8 Gameplay:

Job category:

By taking different themed tours of Honolulu, Kasuga will gain inspiration for Jobs that he and his party can inherit.

Confirmed new Job classes include:
● Samurai
● Desperado
● Geodancer
● Pyrodancer
● Housekeeper
● Action Star
● Sujimancer
● Aquanaut
● Linebacker (male-exclusive) (DLC)
● Tennis Ace (female-exclusive) (DLC
)

Sujimon Battles

By storing the information of Sujimon that he has defeated in his Sujidex, Kasuga can raise his own Sujimon to battle other Sujimon Trainers in 3v3 battles outside of the main game, balancing each Sujimon’s strengths and weaknesses to defeat rivals and become a Sujimon Master.

Crazy Eats

A mashup of UberEats and Crazy Taxi, Kasuga earns money as a food delivery gig worker, doing crazy stunts on his bicycle as he picks up food orders to deliver to hungry customers across Honolulu.

Like a Dragon 8: Entering the International Arena


Well, things have taken a crazy turn.

A new video for Like a Dragon 8 from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio exists.

As it turns out, the subtitle of the new game is “Unlimited Riches,” and not only that, but it looks like the protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga will be traveling to the United States in the new game.

Like a Dragon 8: Entering the International Arena

It will mark the first time a mainline series game has made it out of Japan and into the international realm, so like Dragon 8, it is already a lot different than its predecessor.

Derivatives of Like a Dragon 8


It will have Kazuma Kiryu come back, and a new game called Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will explain why he is there.

Derivatives of Like a Dragon 8

Get Rid of Your Past to Protect Your Present

Once a famous yakuza, Kazuma Kiryu faked his death and gave up his name to keep his family safe. Now, he is in trouble because an unknown person is trying to get him to come out of hiding.

Under the code “Joryu,” Kiryu starts an exciting action story with brutal battles in lively places full of interesting people and things to do.

Ultimate Combat With Two High-impact Fighting Styles

In intense close combat, you can switch between fighting like a Yakuza and an Agent on the fly. Using Kiryu’s unmatched strength and style, you can scare your enemies with crazy, bold moves in the Yakuza style.

Or, go all out with the Agent style and hit your enemies with lightning-fast accuracy while using various high-tech tools, such as electric bind wires, to stun them and launch them into the air.

Derivatives of Like a Dragon 8

Final Thoughts:


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By Tanya L Bressette

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