Like a Dragon 8: Infinite Wealth (Ryu Ga Gotoku 8, Yakuza 8) containing Main Story Chapter Walkthroughs, Substory Walkthroughs, Mini-Game Guides, Character Guides, Boss Guides, Beginner Guides, Strategy Guides, Best Abilities and Skills, Best Weapons and Equipment, Post-Game Unlockables, New Game Plus Unlockables, Game Collectibles, Directories and Databases, Trophies and Achievements, Game Cheats, Tips and Tricks, News and Updates, and more. Like a Dragon 8: Infinite Wealth is a single-player, turn-based role-playing developed by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and published by Sega. LAD 8: Infinite Wealth (2024) is set to release on January 26, 2024, and will be playable on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Microsoft Windows).
News and Updates
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Main Story Walkthroughs
Demo (Chapter 0)
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|Demo (Chapter 0)
Main Story Chapters
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Demo Substories
|Substory 8: Snap Those Sickos
|Substory 11: Wait for Me
|Substory 14: Neck-Deep In Love
Chapter 1 Substories
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|Substory 1: Radio Active
Chapter 2 Substories
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|Substory 2: Sujimon, Generation II
|Substory 3: Crazy Money
Chapter 3 Substories
Chapter 4 Substories
Chapter 5 Substories
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|Substory 30: Close Encounters of the Bird Kind
|Substory 31: Let’s Go Alo-Happy
|Substory 32: Tropical Photo Rally
|Substory 34: The Legend of the Labyrinth
Chapter 6 Substories
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|Substory 33: The Island at Rock Bottom
|Substory 35: Love and Punishment
Chapter 9 Substories
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|Substory 36: Relics of the Past
|▼LAD: Infinite Boss Guides
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Playable Characters
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Non-Playable Characters
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Unique Jobs
|Dragon of Dojima (New)
|Homeless Guy (Returning)
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Male Jobs
|Action Star (New)
|Pyro Dancer (New)
|Linebacker (DLC, New)
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Female Jobs
|Night Queen (Returning)
|Tennis Ace (DLC, New)
Collectibles and Locations Guides
Personality Stat Guides
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The Bucket List Guides
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|Bucket List Side Story Guide
|Life Links List and Guide
|Memoirs of a Dragon Locations and Guide
|Unfinished Business List and Guide
Sujimon Battle Guides
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Sujimon Battle Guides
|Sujimon Battle Guide
|Sujimon List (Sujidex)
|Sujimon Gacha Guide
|How to Get Sujimon Gacha Tickets
|Sujimon League Guide
|How to Get All Sujimon
|Sujimon Evolution Guide
Gameplay Features Guides
Gameplay Mechanics Guides
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Gameplay Mechanics Guides
|How to Increase Personality Stats
|How to Increase Bond Level
|How to Unlock Jobs
|How to Change Jobs
|How to Swim
|How to Change Outfits
Battle System Guides
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Battle System Guides
|Battle System Guide
|How to Perfect Guard
|How to Do Back Attacks
|Extreme Technique List
|Tag Team Attacks List and Guide
|Dragon’s Resurgence Guide
|Status Ailments List and Guide
|Death Penalty Guide
System Settings and Specs
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|PC System Requirements and Specs
|How to Change Language
|Can You Change the Difficulty?
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Mini-Games
|m Hold ‘Em
|Ounabara Vocational School
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Equipment Database
Skills and Abilities
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Ability Database
|Tag Team Attacks
Restaurants and Food Effects
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Other Databases
|▼LAD: Infinite Wealth Game Forum
|Bug Report Board
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the direct sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the series’ first foray into the turn-based role-playing genre. The follow-up title once again puts players in the role of Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking but kind-hearted Yakuza, as he embarks on a new adventure overseas in Hawaii.
In Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Kasuga teams up with iconic protagonist and legendary Yakuza Kazuma Kiryu along with a roster of new and returning characters from the first game. A new story in the franchise follows Kasuga through mysterious events and shady affairs orchestrated by the Yakuza and several other criminal elements to test his mettle and Yakuza spirit once again.
From Official Website:
Two larger-than-life heroes brought together by the hand of fate, or perhaps something more sinister…
Ichiban Kasuga, an unstoppable underdog who’s no stranger to crawling up from rock bottom, and Kazuma Kiryu, a broken man facing down his last days.
Brand New Explorable Setting Overseas (Hawaii)
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth takes primarily take place in Hawaii, though a portion of the main story also has features familiar locations in Yokohama, Japan. From the sands of Aloha Beach to the bustling island shopping areas like Anaconda, Waikiki and Chinatown, players can spend endless hours on things to do and sights to see.
Despite Hawaii’s alluring scenery, thugs and criminals will be roaming the streets. Players can expect to do battle with the island’s not-so-friendly elements so being adequately prepared is a given while exploring the open world.
New Playable Characters
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth introduces a new cast of playable characters that form Kasuga’s ragtag bunch, each with their own unique jobs, strengths, and weaknesses.
|The iconic hero of the Yakuza series. The legendary Yakuza known as “The Dragon of Dojima” joins forces with Kasuga on the adventure overseas, lending his still-formidable strength and valuable insight despite his failing health.
|Takaya Kuroda (JP), Yong Yea (EN).
|A taxi driver who Kasuga befriends in Hawaii. He becomes an ally to the kind-hearted Yakuza during the early events of the main story.
|Satoru Iguchi (JP), Matthew Yang King (EN).
|A cheerful housekeeper working in Hawaii with a mysterious past. She meets Kasuga and quickly becomes friends with during the main story.
|Anju Inami (JP), Suzie Yeung (EN).
|A Korean femme fatale and leader of the Geomijul and the Yokohama Liumang. She is initially hostile to Kasuga and his allies but eventually becomes their comrade through circumstances that develop during the story.
|Hana Takeda (JP), Fiona Rene (EN).
A host of new character- and gender-exclusive jobs debut in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, including those unique to new party members Kasuga fights alongside with during the story.
New Character-Exclusive Jobs
Dragon of Dojima (Kazuma Kiryu)
“The Dragon of Dojima is exclusive to the man, the myth, the legend himself. Featuring Kiryu’s distinctive fierce, fast, and heavy fighting styles, as well as a special Action Mode that only he can unleash!”
Cabbie (Eric Tomizawa)
“Armed with a wrench, the Cabbie uses his mechanical experience to manipulate electricity and water. It can leverage special techniques to exploit enemy weaknesses and inflict debuffs on them. A job that can turn the tides of battle by exploiting status ailments!”
Heiress (Chitose Fujinomiya)
“A battle style that utilizes various disciplines, centered around dance, to manipulate enemies. The Heiress can uses its speed to outmaneuver others and alter the flow of combat. A job that possesses skills that reduce the enemy’s Attack and Agility, making it effective against formidable opponents.”
“A battle style that utilizes needles, crossbows, and other lethal weaponry for a quick kill. The Assassin utilizes whips and projectiles to render enemies immobile and deprive them of opportunities to attack.”
Sujimancer (Ichiban Kasuga)
“A unique battle style that fights with the help of “Sujimon” that the user can train. This job is unique because it allows you to summon various types of Sujimon and fight in a variety of ways such as attacking and healing. The more you level-up a Sujimon, the stronger it becomes.”
New Male-Exclusive Jobs
“A battle style that excels in handling swords and bows, specializing in consecutive attacks and area-of-effect attacks. The Samurai’s sword techniques can cause enemies to bleed, which will increase the amount of damage dealt. It can also use bows to attack multiple enemies, giving it a range of options to deal with different foes.”
“A battle style that utilizes marine creatures and marine-themed items to confuse opponents. The Aquanaut boasts an array of unique techniques inspired by the sea, allowing the user to blind enemies with squid ink or paralyze them with electric jellyfish. A well-rounded job capable of both offense and healing, making it extremely user-friendly.”
“A battle style that uses dual pistols, dynamite, and rope, and excels in taking out multiple enemies. The Desperado can learn various status ailment techniques and possesses the wherewithal to take down any target.”
New Female-Exclusive Jobs
“A battle style that bewilders enemies with astonishing speed and ninjutsu techniques. The Kunoichi can use Substitution Jutsu to swap turns with allies and use clones to deal tremendous damage. A job that can use its quick agility to trick enemies and employ ninjutsu to completely alter the course of battle.”
“A battle style that utilizes cleaning techniques to elegantly sweep away enemies. The Housekeeper specializes in multi-target combat, using mops, vacuum cleaners, and other tools of the trade to attack enemies over a wide area.”
“A battle style that uses mysterious dances to attack enemies and provide support to allies. The Geodancer possesses extremely high Magic and is capable of unleashing powerful elemental techniques. A well-balanced job that excels in both bolstering and healing allies.”
New Bond System
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth introduces new gameplay mechanics that allow players to deepen their bond with allies throughout the game. By spending time with Kasuga and Kiryu’s comrades, players can unlock new jobs and abilities to form an unbeatable team.
Walk & Talk Events
Walk & Talks are special events that happen in specific locations in the game strengthen your relationship with various ally characters. Each party member (with the exception of Kasuga himself) has a unique set of Walk & Talks listed on a special character menu called a Bond Bingo card.
Whenever players view a Walk & Talk event, an item is crossed out of the Bond Bingo while rewarding players with bond level points for a specific character.
Walk & Talk events occur at locations marked with pink heart marks around the map. You can view the bond event by going to that location and pressing the △ (Y) button.
When viewing a character’s Walk & Talk event, your Bond with them will increase by 10 points which will be recorded in the Bond Bingo Card screen. Completing the Bond Bingo, meanwhile, will let you earn as much as 25 Bond points.
Meal Talks, meanwhile, are another type of bond event that occurs whenever Kasuga eats out with allies and order specific meal combos. Players can increase their bond with friends by ordering food that they at various restaurants in the game.
Other Ways to Raise Bond Levels
Give your allies presents.
A gift icon may sometimes appear when you enter certain shops in the game. This means that a gift can be purchased for one of your friends to increase your bond level with them.
Bear in mind that each of your friends will prefer a gift that suits their own personal taste. Because of this, try to get to know them more through bond walks and other events so you can pick out the best gift for them.
Play mini games together.
You can also deepen your bond with characters by spending time with them at play spots (mini game areas). Try taking your allies to sing at the karaoke bar or play darts with them to raise bond levels throughout the main story.
Trigger party chats.
Triggering party chats in specific locations in the game can also raise your bond level with various party members. Look for green titles that appear on the left side of the screen. In these conversations with allies, you will sometimes be given choices that can lead to increased bond levels with allies.
Bond levels also go up whenever you clear battles with party members. You gain a +1 increase in Bond with allies for defeating regular enemies and a +10 for taking down bosses and tougher foes. In general, the stronger the enemies you win against, the faster your Bond Levels go up.
Benefits of Raising Bond Levels
Allows you to learn Tag Team attacks.
Raising your Bond with allies lets you learn powerful Tag Team attacks that can be used during battle.
Performing a Bond Pursuit or ending a character’s turn will cause the gauge to the right of the character icon (called the Hype Meter) to fill up. To activate a Tag Team attack, press the R2 button in the order in which a character has filled up their gauge.
Ultimate Tag Team Attacks
It is also possible to unleash an even more powerful Tag Team attack called the Ultimate Tag Team during Kasuga’s turn. To perform the Ultimate Tag Team, all characters who have learned a Tag Team Attack must have filled up their gauges by the time Kasuga is able to act.
Note that you can hold off using your accumulated Hype Meter and save it for the next battle. This means that it is possible to save a Tag Team and Ultimate Tag Team attack for when you are about to take on powerful foes, especially bosses, during the main story.
Activates passive abilities during Bond Drama.
Useful passive abilities can also be learned by raising your Bond Levels and triggering Bond Dramas. Many of these passive skills grant effects that can give you the edge in battle such as increasing the activation rate of Bond Pursuit on enemies knocked down by allies or increasing the power of certain ally-related moves.
Unlocks new jobs
As with the previous Like a Dragon turn-based RPG title, increasing Bond Levels in Infinite Wealth will unlock more jobs for each character.
Aloha Links is a new features that lets Kasuga increase his Personality Stats by interacting with various non-player characters (NPCs) in the game. Aloha Link characters are not limited to people as Kasuga can also befriend various animals found all around Hawaii.
Aloha Links becomes available in the game by talking to Kei at Revolve Bar. To befriend an Aloha Link (identified by a smiley above their heads), you must greet them by pressing the □ button.
The Bucket List
The Bucket List is a special section of the game that centers on Kazuma Kiryu as he revisits his past amid his final days with cancer. In The Bucket List, players are introduced to three new features which are Life Links, Memoirs of a Dragon, and Unfinished Business.
Soul, Tech, and Body parameters exclusive to Kiryu under the Awakening screen will increase by making progress in these features, enhancing the legendary Yakuza’s performance in battle.
Like Links are a series of special story episodes that center on the legendary Yakuza Kazuma Kiryu. As the iconic series’ protagonist comes to terms with his impending death due from cancer, he reunites with old friends a means to reflect on his past.
To unlock new Life Link episodes, you must level up Kiryu’s Awakening rank by progressing through the Memoirs of a Dragon and Unfinished Business objectives.
Revisiting locations significant to Kiryu (Memoirs of a Dragon) or meeting certain conditions during The Bucket List story (Unfinished Business) will reward you with Awakening points to rank up Kiryu’s Awakening level.
Memoirs of a Dragon
Memoirs of a Dragon are a collection of locations that Kazuma Kiryu can visit during The Bucket List story section of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Most of these accessible areas hold important memories for Kiryu from events that have occurred in past Yakuza games.
Visiting a Memoirs of a Dragon location will reward you with Soul, Tech, and Body points for Kiryu which increase the Dragon of Dojima’s performance in battle. This also contributes to raising Kiryu’s Awakening level which will unlock new Life Link episodes for the legendary Yakuza.
Unfinished Business are a series of special objectives that Kazuma Kiryu can complete during The Bucket List story section of Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. The conditions to clear each objective greatly vary, ranging from requiring Kiryu to defeat a specific number of enemies using one of his many Battle Styles to eating at different restaurants.
Clearing Unfinished Business objectives will also reward you with Soul, Tech, and Body points for Kiryu for improving his combat effectiveness as well as making new Life Link episodes accessible during The Bucket List story section.
Street Surfer (Segway Scooter)
The Street Surfer segway scooter is a new feature introduced in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth that lets Kasuga move around the various maps of Hawaii faster.
To ride the Street Surfer segway scooter, press down (↓) on the directional pad while outside of battle. To get off, press down on the d-pad again, enter a battle, or approach a charging station found all throughout the city.
By choosing your destination on the map and pressing R2, you can enable the Street Surfer to go into auto-run mode. This lets you travel without having to control the segway scooter manually to reach your desired location.
Note that entering battle or colliding with vehicles will instantly disable auto-run. Because of this, try to keep an eye on the road even if you are cruising automatically in the game.
Charging the Street Surfer
The Street Surfer runs on batteries that must be recharged when it is depleted. You can find charging stations to restore your segway to running condition which require money to use.
You can customize the Street Surfer to suit your taste by changing out its body or tires in the game. These modifications are likely to not affect the segway scooter’s performance and are only a means to personalize your vehicle to your liking.
You cannot talk to people while on the Street Surfer.
Note that you cannot interact with people when you are riding the Street Surfer. If you want to talk to someone, get off the Street Surfer by pressing down on the d-pad.
You cannot enter buildings while on the Street Surfer.
It is also not possible to enter buildings (including restaurants, shops, and other enclosed areas) when you are aboard the Street Surfer. You must get off if you want to enter any areas with a door to go through.
Characteristic of the Yakuza franchise are the myriad of side content available for players to spend time on apart from the game’s main story campaign. These include a staggering number of side quests (substories), mini games, and other optional features that Kasuga and his friends can engage in to earn rewards, deepen their bonds as allies, and unlock even more content in the game.
Substories make their return in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and are found all throughout the open game world. These side missions are mostly unrelated to the main campaign but serve to provide some interesting backstory on various non-player characters that Kasuga meets on the streets of Hawaii.
Substories can range from the comical to the dramatic. Doing these side quests is a good way to spend time outside of progressing through the main story as many of them are self-contained mini episodes of events going on around the streets.
Clearing Substories lets you earn useful rewards in the form of items, equipment, and money. It is also possible to increase some of Kasuga’s Personality Stats by meeting certain conditions during each side quest.
Crazy Delivery is a new mini game in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth where you ride a road bike around town and deliver food to earn money. During the mini game, you can increase the tips you receive from customers by performing flashy tricks and maneuvers.
Delivery Points you earn in the mini game can be exchanged for money or valuable equipment and items which can be useful during the main story.
The Karaoke mini game returns in Like a Dragon 8: Infinite Wealth which lets different characters in your party sing songs by pressing a series of buttons displayed on the screen in the correct rhythm.
Your performance in the mini game largely depends on timing button presses. If you can input a button it overlaps with the vertical line on the left side of the screen, you will get a GREAT rating. Getting successive GREATs will allow you to aim for high scores during the mini game.
A long press (hold), meanwhile, is done by pressing down on the button from the moment the button overlaps the vertical line on the left until the horizontal bar continues before finally releasing the button.
Dondoko Island is a new mini game in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. It is a miniature garden simulation game that lets you develop you very own resort island by erecting buildings and installing facilities for you and guests that choose to spend time there.
You can earn resources to develop the island by collecting or disposing trash in your surroundings. You can also catch insects and fish.
When you have the necessary funds, you can start developing the island by purchasing and installing buildings, stores, vehicles, and other useful amenities.
Collected materials and trash can also be used for DIY furniture which can then be installed at your home on the island.
Respond to guest requests.
Guests who choose to spend time on your island will often have personal requests. Satisfying their needs will make them spend more money during their stay so be sure to attend to their requests as much as possible.
Random events occur on the island.
Different events can occur on Dondoko Island which include the arrival of pirates or wild boar attacks.
You can visit other players’ islands online.
If you are playing online, it is possible to visit the Dondoko Island of other players by talking to the online person on the island.
Miss Match is a new mini game in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth that allows you to increase Kasuga’s various Personality Stats by meeting and dating different women.
Using the Miss Match app on Kasuga’s smartphone, you can look for potential dates by making the appropriate responses when chatting on the phone, sending your potential date stamps, and finally meeting them face-to-face.
m Hold ‘Em Poker
m Hold ‘Em poker is a new card mini game in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth which can be played at the m Hold ‘Em amusement center. There are a total of 10 locations to play it in Meguro, with one of them found at Isezaki Ijincho in Yokohama.
The interior of the amusement facility is faithfully reproduced in the game, and you can not only play poker but also eat and drink there.
The Gambling Hall is another new gambling location in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth which is found in Waikiki Street (Honolulu City). Going to the Gambling Hall lets you play the Koi Koi and Oichobaku card games with money on the line.
Darts Live 3
The Darts Live mini game returns in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and features familiar game modes like 01 in addition to new formats like Center Count-Up.
To play Darts Live 3, head to Crystal Aloha Resort at Waikiki Town South Area (Honolulu City).
Playing darts is a fun group activity to play with allies and increases your Bond throughout the game.
You can visit various SEGA game centers found all throughout the game world to play different SEGA classic arcade games. Note that you will need to pay money to start playing on an arcade cabinet.
Spike Out is a 3D action game developed in 1998 that enabled co-op multiplayer.
SEGA Bass Fishing
A realistic bass fishing game developed in 1997 that featured advanced graphics for its time.
Virtua Fighter 3tb
Virtua Fighter 3tb is a 3-on-3 team battle game developed in 1997.
The Sicko Snap courses are a series of new mini games in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth that require you to photograph Sickos while riding the special trolleys around Hawaii. You are given a time limit to shoot Sickos you find while cruising as well as a fixed amount of film.
You earn a score for each Sicko you shoot while going through the course. At the end of the mini game, you will be evaluated based on the number of Sickos you photographed and the quality of each shot.
Survival Can Collection (Can Quest)
The Can Quest mini game returns in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth as Survival Can Collection. As with the previous title’s version of the mini game, Survival Can Collection requires you to collect as many cans as you can around the course within a time limit.
Ounabara Vocational School
The Ounabara Vocational School also reappears in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, serving as a way for Kasuga to increase his different Personality Stats by passing specialized test questions.
Finally, the ever-popular Sujimon Battles also make its return in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. Players can once again capture, train, and battle collectible fighters known as Sujimon in exciting 3-on-3 team battles throughout the game.
Sujimon are obtained through a number of ways, including recruiting them from random battles, defeating them in Sujimon Raids, and rolling for them in the Sujimon Gacha using money or Sujimon Tickets.
English Story Trailer
Source: Official SEGA YouTube Channel
|Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth / LAD: Infinite Wealth/ Yakuza 8 / Like a Dragon 8/ 龍が如く8
|Single-player / Turn-based / Role-playing
|Platform and System
|PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam and Microsoft Windows)
|Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
|January 26, 2024 (All Platforms and Systems)