18 April 2024
Games Technology

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth Has An Animal Crossing Recreation Mode

A Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth screenshot shows Ichiban playing the guitar.

Pay no thoughts to the horrifying mascots within the background.
Screenshot: Sega / Kotaku

Throughout immediately’s Xbox Partner Preview, a showcase for Microsoft’s upcoming third-party video games, we bought a brand new have a look at Sega’s subsequent Yakuza journey. No, not Gaiden, the opposite one: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. As a substitute of displaying off twin protagonists Ichiban Kasuga and Kiryu Kazuma kicking all types of avenue punk ass throughout Hawaii, immediately’s trailer pumped the brakes and gave us a peek at its madcap new Animal Crossing-inspired sport mode.

Infinite Wealth’s new Joyful Resort Dondoko Island mode can have you managing your individual island resort. Like Nintendo’s cozy 2020 life simulator Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you’ll be able to go fishing on the seaside, customise the island’s buildings and furnishings, and have Ichiban craft particular DIY tasks. The similarities between Dondoko Island and AC:NH don’t finish there. DonDonki Island may even allow you to forge friendships with the island getaway’s many outlandishly dressed vacationers when you handle the island’s inflow of funds and infrastructure similar to Animal Crossing’s Tom Nook.

Right here’s the trailer:


Dondoko Island might present Ichiban and firm some much-needed reprieve from the melodrama of his crime-riddled life, however that doesn’t imply you received’t must sock a few uninvited company alongside the way in which—this can be a Yakuza sport in spite of everything. Together with ensuring everyone seems to be having an excellent time on the island, you’ll additionally must defend it from intruders.

This isn’t the primary time the Yakuza sequence has turned a Nintendo sport like AC:NH into its personal sport mode. In actual fact, Yakuza: Like a Dragon had Mario Kart-esque and Pokémon-inspired stints within the type of Dragon Kart Racing and Sujimon, respectively. Except for offering gamers with a enjoyable different to punching fools, these minigames have been additionally an effective way to earn a bunch of money to buy well being gadgets and upgrades for the principle marketing campaign’s difficult boss fights.

A Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth screenshot shows Ichiban showing off a chair he built.

Screenshot: Sega / Kotaku

However not every thing is in regards to the cash. Generally you simply want to take a seat again, seize a guitar, and sing karaoke in entrance of a roaring bonfire. Catch a vibe, if you’ll. I can already see myself ignoring Infinite Wealth’s predominant quest to sink numerous hours into perfecting my island fortress. Talking as a longtime Yakuza enjoyer, January can’t come quickly sufficient.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth launches on January 26 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Sequence X/S, Xbox One, and Home windows.