Like a Dragon 8 officially announced

Like a Dragon 8 was officially announced at today’s RGG Summit with members of its development team.

A short trailer revealing Yakuza: Like a Dragon protagonist Ichiban Kasuga and series poster boy Kiryu Kazuma standing in Kamurocho has been shown.

This is the first official reveal of Like a Dragon 8, following the brief preview seen in July thanks to a video from inside Sega’s offices.

Watch the Yakuza 8 trailer.

The game will feature Ichiban and Kiryu as dual protagonists. The fight will use the RPG system introduced in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, with the two protagonists apparently having their own party. Kiryu changed his hair for reasons that cannot yet be revealed, according to Masayoshi Yokoyama, the director of RGG Studio. Whatever Kiryu’s reasons are, I’m sure the eternal stress of yakuza hijinks does his gray hair a disservice.

It looks like the Yakuza series will be going by the name Like a Dragon in future Western releases. Like a dragon: Ishin! was announced last night during Sony’s State of Play.

Like a Dragon 8 is currently slated for release in 2024 on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.