Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth – Update Announcement!

Written by Ren

2 December 2023

Like a Dragon Infinite Wealth New Characters Update

New Information on Characters and Organizations in Hawaii
The Daidoji’s Hanawa also makes a return!

December 1, 2023 – SEGA has shared more details about the upcoming Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows, Steam), which will release on January 26, 2024. Learn more about the different factions in Hawaii, as well as key characters and organizations returning from Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is a dramatic RPG that depicts the series’ most compelling tale to date. Two beloved characters take the spotlight as dual protagonists in this adventure—Ichiban Kasuga, a man who rises from rock bottom once again, and Kazuma Kiryu, who faces one final battle as he enters his twilight years.

 

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Experience one-of-a-kind combat with dynamic, fast-paced RPG battles where the battlefield becomes your weapon, and anything goes. With a plethora of new jobs, more in-depth customization, and plenty of ways to develop your characters. Battles have evolved into New Live Command RPG Battles with even more strategic elements. You can create the strongest party by adding new jobs, extensive customization, and training elements.

 

■ New Key Characters

 

Akane Portrayed by Yoshiko Sakakibara)
The woman whom Kasuga heads to Hawaii in search of…

 

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“We’ll put our faith in you from here on.”

 

Masumi Arakawa’s old flame and believed to be the biological mother of Ichiban Kasuga. Caught in the midst of a dispute with the Hikawa, a Kamurocho-based yakuza group, she was presumed dead. However, a revelation emerges in 2023 that she is, in fact, alive in Hawaii.

 

Yutaka Yamai (Portrayed by Takehito Koyasu)
Patriarch of the Yamai Syndicate

 

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“Ugh… It’s like a meat locker in here. ”

 

A man who forms a bond with Kasuga in Hawaii. Despite his tropical surroundings, Yamai persists in wearing a coat over his suit, adamant that the place is too cold. Though little is known about the enigmatic figure, his face bears the hallmarks of a man who has survived numerous ordeals.

Dwight Méndez(Portrayed by Shuhei Matsuda)
Barracuda Kingpin

 

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“Sometimes fake is where the money’s at, more than the genuine article could ever hope for… ”

 

The leader of the Barracudas, a major force in the underworld of Honolulu. Dwight controls the organization through intimidation and fear. He uses his trusty machete to make short work of his enemies, quickly slicing open anyone who dares to oppose him.

 

Wong Tou (Portrayed by Takuya Masumoto)
Commander of the Ganzhe

 

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“A minute with me is rather expensive. ”

 

Wong rules over the Ganzhe, a notorious syndicate that rivals the Barracudas in the underworld of Honolulu. He is also an entrepreneur who has amassed an immense fortune in Hawaii. Beneath his gentlemanly grin lies the face of a cold-blooded gangster.

 

Bryce Fairchild (Portrayed by Toru Furuya)
Palekana’s Sage

 

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“Rejoice, for Madame Nele has extended her divine protection to you. ”

 

The current head of Palekana, a long-standing religious group, in Hawaii. Bryce holds an unwavering belief in supporting those without refuge and dedicates his efforts to running food banks for the homeless and providing other non-profit services. His remarkable selflessness has garnered the trust of government officials.

 

Kihei Hanawa (Portrayed by Hiroki Tochi)
A manager in the Daidoji Faction

 

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“I was going to ask if you did what you came to do.”

 

A member of the Daidoji faction and responsible for handling Kiryu. He dispatches Kiryu to Hawaii in search of someone. Despite having narrowly escaped death with Kiryu, Hanawa maintains a strictly professional relationship as his manager.

 

■ Factions in Hawaii

 

・The Barracudas

A powerful mafia group in Hawaii

 

Made up of members who share a common past living on the streets, the Barracudas are known to wield machetes and instill fear in the local populace by spilling open the guts of their enemies.

Despite their public displays of carnage, the local law enforcement have so far failed to bring them to justice, leading some to question if financial incentives are at play.

 

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・The Ganzhe

A local Chinese mafia group threatening to cleave Hawaii’s underworld in two

 

A notorious syndicate that rivals the Barracudas in strength, whose commander, Wong Tou, serves as the owner of the luxury Nirvana Hotel. The Ganzhe have forged a powerful global network by laundering for the ultra-wealthy.

For reasons unknown, they are pursuing Akane—believed to be biological mother of Kasuga—and are also in the midst of a fierce turf war with the Barracudas.

 

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・The Yamai Syndicate

A gang on the rise, led by the enigmatic Yamai

 

Under the leadership of Yutaka Yamai, this primarily Japanese group has been making a name for themselves in Hawaii.

There are whispers that Yamai was embroiled in an incident in Japan that forced him to flee to Hawaii, but the veracity of these claims remains uncertain. Operating out of Night Square, a district in Honolulu, the Yamai Syndicate grows their territory day by day with the ambition of challenging the Ganzhe and the Barracudas. Driven by the prospect of financial gain, they join the power struggle over Akane.

 

 

・Palekana

A long-standing religious organization devoted to helping the underprivileged

An age-old religious institution with a legacy spanning over a hundred years. Fire holds a sacred significance within its teachings.

The current head of Palekana is Bryce Fairchild. Based in Honolulu, the organization is known for their commitment to serving the local community. Their charitable services in running foster homes for orphaned children and providing food assistance have garnered the trust of both government authorities and the locals.

 

 

・The Daidoji Faction

A fixer organization in decline

 

Since pre-war times, the Daidoji have played a substantial hand in Japanese politics and the country’s economy. However, the fading influence of the Liberal Democratic Party has greatly diminished their sway.

The faction dispatches Kiryu to Honolulu City on a mission to apprehend a target.

 

 

■ Akane’s House

 

The home of Kasuga’s alleged birth mother. Located on the outskirts of Honolulu, the modest abode has a lawn out front and is tended to by a housekeeper named Chitose.

 

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