The Yakuza/Like a Dragon series is largely set in Japan and aims to recreate real locations. One way to achieve this is by including actual Sega arcades where players can simply emulate other games. These arcade spaces typically correspond to the time period in which the games were released.
For example, Yakuza 0 is set in 1988 and includes games like Space Harrier, Fantasy Zone, Out Run, etc. When the long-time protagonist Kiryu Kazuma enters a retro arcade in Infinite Wealth, he reminisces about the time he spent in these arcades and praises Sega. “It looks like an old-school arcade.
I guess this is what kids these days call ‘retro’,” says Kiryu. “I used to hang out at arcades like this back in the day. Had a lot of fun there.”
“The people behind all these games must be incredibly creative and unique. Come to think of it, most of the games I played were from a company called Sega. They always seem to innovate with each new game they release.
And with a lineup like theirs, I’m sure they’ll be around for years to come.” Sega has certainly achieved critical and commercial success with Infinite Wealth, which is the fastest-selling game in the series to date, surpassing one million copies in the first week. Bigger, more sophisticated, richer, and more intense, this new episode exceeds all our expectations.”
However, Sega has also created some frustration because the New Game Plus mode in Infinite Wealth is exclusive to the Deluxe and Ultimate versions of the game, with an additional cost. A video game enthusiast for 40 years, he only occasionally escapes to lament his defeats on Twitter.