Today Sega hosted a presentation at the Tokyo International Forum in Japan, which Twinfinite attended.
On stage was studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama, who introduced Yakuza 8, which will actually be titled Like a Dragon 8 in English.
Apparently, as some may have guessed with the announcement of Like a Dragon: Ishin, the official English name of the series is now “Like a Dragon,” which is the literal translation of the Japanese title “Ryu ga Gotoku.”
We learn that Like a Dragon 8 is still an RPG like Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but the big surprise is that original hero Kazuma Kiryu is back, albeit his appearance has changed.
The new game will have a double protagonist with both Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga together. We also hear that Kiryu will show a new fighting style in the game.
That being said, we’ll have to wait quite a while to play Like a Dragon 8, as it will be released in 2024.
Yet, this isn’t all, as there is anoter treat toi enjoy in the meanwhile. Following the announcement of Like a Dragon 8, we also get the reveal of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.
This game is actually an action adventure, and will tell the story of what happened with Kazuma Kiryu between Yakuza 6 and Like a Dragon 8.
It’s coming in 2023 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam and Windows Store). it’ll be a bit more than half the size of a mainline Yakuza game, much larger than a DLC expansion.
Below you can check out the trailers for both titles.
During the same presentation, we also saw a brand new trailer of Like a Dragon: Ishin! for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.