June 20, 2024

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Sega’s new Yakuza game, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, looks crazy

Sega’s new Yakuza game, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, looks crazy

Sega’s next game in the Like A Dragon series, formerly known in the West as Yakuza, will be released in January. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth It sends the franchise to Hawaii, where protagonist Ichiban Kasuga travels in search of his mother, only to end up penniless and in the rocks. Former Yakuza hero Kazuma Kiryu is also playable Infinite wealthand based on Sega’s first gameplay trailer for the upcoming Like A Dragon game, everything the duo will do is beyond ridiculous.

Here’s what that involves, according to Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealththe first Gameplay trailer.

Fighting a giant shark

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

At some point, Ichiban and his friends will fight the Megalodon. Ichiban will also come face to face with a giant squid. These two moments seem connected in some way.

Summon a fire-breathing dragon

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

The Like A Dragon games are now turn-based RPGs, and Ichiban and his companions can essentially perform magic, summon friends and fighters for hire using the Poundmites app. But now, Ichiban can also crush a giant dragon to smoke his enemies. (Yakuza: Like a dragon Allow you to summon Kiryu, who can use Dragon God essence, but Ichiban’s dragon powers are less metaphorical.)

The spiritual successor to Crazy Taxi

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

A new minigame called Crazy Eats is a reimagining of the classic arcade game from Sega Crazy taxiBut this time, you’re on a bike. Crazy Eats is a new spin on the gig economy, where players will come together and serve food to hungry Hawaiians. (Oddly enough, Uber Eats banners appear in… Infinite wealth(But it doesn’t appear that this licensing deal extends to the party economy mini-game.)

Danny Trejo fight

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in Like a Dragon: Infinite WealthActor Danny Trejo plays the forger and head of a local gang known as the Barracuda. Naturally, He’s armed with a few machetes. Actor Daniel Dae Kim Lost And Hawaii Five-0 Fame will also appear in the game, such as the voice of Masataka Ebina, the leader of the local Yakuza syndicate.

New categories, such as housekeeper

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

is similar to Yakuza: Like a dragon, Infinite wealth It will contain a variety of jobs that your party can perform. New games include Samurai, Desperado, Geodancer, Pyrodancer, Action Star, and Housekeeper, where a teammate can blast enemies with a vacuum cleaner or suck them up with a vacuum cleaner.

Literally breaking the rules of turn-based combat

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

While Ichiban and his friends stick to the relatively new turn-based combat trend of the mainline Like A Dragon games, Kiryu has always been a man of real-time action. in Infinite wealthKiryu has the ability to literally smash the SEGA menu command buttons (skill, etc., protect, attack) into dust and go into full combat mode. Real-time brawling is back! somewhat!

Segway ride

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

Is riding (off-brand) Segways the latest fad in role-playing video games?

Dean and DeLuca visit

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

Once a New York institution, the The upscale grocery store chain has closed its US operations In 2019 amid massive debt, but you can still find Dean & Deluca in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. In the real world, two Dean & Deluca stores are still in operation in Ohio, and Ichiban and his friends will be able to get luxury refreshments there.

Chicken Authentication

Photo: Ryo ga Gotoku Studio/Sega

Ichiban will form bonds with the people of Hawaii, including this chicken. It is unclear whether this bird can run a real estate project similar to Nugget from Yakuza 0.

But these unknowns will become known when Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth It will be released on January 26, 2024 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series

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