We bought our first official look (that’s, our first look that did not come through displays within the background of a YouTube video (opens in new tab)) at Yakuza 8—which seems to be formally simply known as Like A Dragon 8 now, even within the west—through the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio summit at this time. Women and gents, Kazuma Kiryu is again and he too has made startling and dramatic choices about his hair.
The trailer would not reveal an excessive amount of. It options Kiryu and Ichiban strolling purposefully down the streets of Kamurocho as weighty voices on the fringe of listening to intone solemnly in (unsubtitled) Japanese. Ultimately, Kiryu says that he and Ichiban “haven’t got a alternative,” to which Ichiban responds, “Guess it is hero time!” After which, effectively, there is a close-up that reveals our beloved Kiryu has gone full DMC’s Nero (opens in new tab) along with his hair, which is now cropped brief and turned aggressively, indiscriminately white.
And that is just about all you get, not less than from the trailer. Ryu Ga Gotoku did reveal a little bit bit extra concerning the sport on the summit. You will be switching between two protagonists—Kiryu and Ichiban—this time round, and the sport will proceed with the turn-based RPG type that the sequence adopted again in Yakuza 7, which the studio had introduced beforehand (opens in new tab). The builders additionally famous that this could be the “largest sport to this point” within the sequence. To be sincere, I am unsure if that prospect is engaging or terrifying.
Yaku—excuse me—Like A Dragon 8 will launch in 2024. The sport remains to be very early in improvement: RGG’s Masayoshi Yokoyama mentioned on the summit that the corporate was nonetheless within the technique of recording dialogue. We preferred Yakuza 7 (opens in new tab) fairly a bit, however famous that it was “one of the uneven Yakuza video games within the sequence”. This is hoping the subsequent sport irons out the kinks a little bit bit.
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