The map will be three times the size of the previous largest locale.
Screenshot showing a lovely Hawaiian beach with blue waters, and plenty of beach goers.

The map size in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Yakuza 8) is huge. Taking place in Hawaii in a place called Honolulu City, the map is stated to be three times the size of Yakuza: Like a Dragon's (Yakuza 7) Isezaki Ijincho. Ijincho became the largest play area in the Yakuza series, coming in at three times the size of series mainstay Kamaurocho. This in turn makes Infinite Wealth's map roughly nine times the size of Kamurocho.

This information was first revealed on Twitter from developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. As part of this information reveal, RGG Studio shared a look at some of the different districts in Honolulu City. We got looks at Aloha Beach, the shopping focused Anaconda area, Chinatown, and an area called District 5, which is an "illegally occupied zone" full of mafia and gang members.

RGG Studio has not shied away from talking about how big Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is. Beyond the massive map size, studio lead Masayohi Yokoyama says that Infinite Wealth will be the longest Yakuza game to date. It was not clear if Yokoyama was talking only about the completion time for the game's main story or if he was talking about what it will take to 100% the game. Those of you who have played through Yakuza 5, with its 36 hour long main story and average 100% completion time of 155 hours, are probably sweating bullets right now.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will continue off after the events of Yakuza: Like a Dragon where you will once again play as Ichiban Kasuga. It will also continue off after the events of the shorter spin-off title, Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. Like a Dragon Gaiden put you back in the role of Kazuma Kiryu in a story that explains what he was up to before and during the events of Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is set to be released on January 26 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. I, for one, sure cannot wait to see how I get emotionally destroyed in Infinite Wealth given how much I cried at the end of Gaiden.