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Yakuza Director Teases Major Announcement In 2024

Masayoshi Yokoyama, director of the Yakuza series, has teased a major announcement coming sometime in the year 2024.

Speaking on the occasion of Famitsu’s annual year-end feature in which comments from game creators about their aspirations for the year 2024 were shared, Yakuza 8 director Masayoshi Yokoyama shared that Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has a major announcement in store for 2024.

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The Yakuza director mentioned that him and his team at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio are very pleased with the upcoming release of Ryu Ga Gotoku 8 aka Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth next year. The game is set for release on January 26, 2024.

As for what the major announcement, it may be a new entry in either the mainline Yakuza series or a new game in its spinoff series, Judgment. Only time will tell what the studio has in store for its fans.

Previously, during an interview, Yokoyama offered a rather vague idea about the length of the main story in Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth. According to him, if players want to clear only the main story, it would take about 3 to 4 days without sleep. This means no sleep, no detours, and almost no side stories. If it is indeed accurate, the duration would come in at around 72 to 96 hours of playtime just for the main story. Yokoyama recommended that Yakuza fans should not marathon the game without sleep, and should instead enjoy the game bit by bit.

In response to a question regarding the possible arrival of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth to Xbox Game Pass, Yokoyama stated that there are currently no such plans. He mentioned that, in the case of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, he saw Xbox Game Pass as a way of “handing overseas players his “business card”. In other words, letting players new to the series enjoy the game and get to know Kiryu was Yokoyama’s objective with the decision to put Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name on Xbox Game Pass.

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