Yakuza 8’s first official trailer reveals Kiryu, Ichiban, and that it’s not called Yakuza 8

We got our first official look (that is, our first look that didn’t come via monitors in the background of a YouTube video (opens in new tab)) at Yakuza 8—which appears to be officially just called Like A Dragon 8 now, even in the west—during the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio summit today. Ladies and gentlemen, Kazuma Kiryu is back and he too has made startling and dramatic decisions about his hair.

The trailer doesn’t reveal too much. It features Kiryu and Ichiban strolling purposefully down the streets of Kamurocho as weighty voices at the edge of hearing intone solemnly in (unsubtitled) Japanese. Eventually, Kiryu says that he and Ichiban “don’t have a choice,” to which Ichiban responds, “Guess it’s hero time!” And then, well, there’s a close-up that reveals our beloved Kiryu has gone full DMC’s Nero (opens in new tab) with his hair, which is now cropped short and turned aggressively, indiscriminately white.

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