SEGA Word Salad Attempts to Explain Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth's Name 1

We’ve whipped out our magnifying glasses and read this unnecessarily small statement from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s director Masayoshi Yokoyama several times now, and to be totally frank, we’re still none the wiser. The social media post attempts to explain the differences between Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth’s Western and Japanese names, but we’re not sure it does a particularly good job.

For those who don’t know, the RPG sequel’s name domestically will be Ryu Ga Gotoku 8, which is obviously consistent with previous entries in the franchise. However, its immediate predecessor’s name in North America and Europe was Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which was SEGA’s attempt to break free from numbers as it courted a new audience.

From what we can infer from the post above, the team didn’t want to reintroduce numbers in the Western release, as it would have ended up as Like a Dragon 2 or Like a Dragon 8, neither of which would have been particularly marketable. So, instead, it added the subtitle Infinite Wealth to differentiate it from the previous game.

The word salad then goes on to explain the concept of infinity and concludes that once players have finished the game you may “even be enticed to provide a subtitle of your own”. To be honest, it’s all head-spinning nonsense, and we think we need a lie down after writing this article. At least the game is looking absolutely superb, though, eh?