Games of the studio Ryu Gotoku are usually quite long, not counting Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, the next main game of the team will not be an exception: the city of Gonolulu is three times more Jokogama from Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
Director of the studio Masayoshi Yokoyama has repeatedly said that this is the longest game in the series, but what makes her such? In an interview with Automaton-Media, he said:
First of all, the main story is long. It has two main characters and many other characters, so the number of side effects associated with each of them is large.
Tasks such as Dondoko Island and Bucket List also "Filled by side content and are sufficiently substantial to be independent games, depending on how you play in them". But, on the other hand, both Dondoko Island and Bucket List are optional.
In the end, side stories in Like A Dragon Games have always been optional. You can only go through the main story, if you want, or you can play in side stories to feel the volume. This remains unchanged in Infinite Wealth. In addition, if you try to go through everything, it may never end.
Although Yakuza: Like a Dragon also requires a certain time to pass, Yokoyama noted that Infinite Wealth "much more voluminous".
Already in the process of debugging, I can say that Infinite Wealt "infinity" to a completely new level.
Even if the players focus on the main plot, according to its estimates, it will take "about 3-4 days without sleep", "Without bypass ways and almost without side stories". Therefore, Yokoyama advises fans to go through the game "little by little, without losing sleep".
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is released on January 26, 2024 for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and PC. The game will not be released at Game Pass, and is not currently planned.