Can You Change the Difficulty in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth?

Asil Ahsan
By Asil Ahsan
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Credits: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio

Curious about the difficulty settings in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth? Discover how to navigate and adjust them with ease.

RGG Studios’ Like a Dragon series is well known for its jampacked action and combat system. It has been captivating audiences with captivating narratives, well-developed characters, and a thrilling blend of action and drama.

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Luckily for us, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is finally here, gracing our gaming platforms with iconic characters like Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga. With the new installment on the rise, players are eagerly waiting for the game to become a success.

Over the years players have been bewildered by the sheer charisma and epic fights that come with the series. But if you are new to the franchise or just want to enjoy the story, then you might want to tame the difficulty down.

So, the question is, can you change the difficulty in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth? The answer isn’t as simple as you’d think!

Is It Possible to Change Difficulty Settings in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth?

The short answer is – No, unfortunately, you can’t change the difficulty if you are just starting out with the game. Similar to the previous mainline Yakuza game, Like a Dragon, restricted these settings to New Game+.

For owners of the $69.99 Standard Edition, adjusting difficulty settings in Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth is not an option. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and SEGA have maintained the tradition of locking the three available difficulty settings – Normal, Hard, and Legend – behind the New Game+ feature.

New Game+ is exclusively accessible to those with the $84.99 Deluxe Edition or the $109.99 Ultimate Edition, granting them the ability to modify the game difficulty.

While the game restricts changing difficulty for a more casual experience, it provides various options to tweak combat speed and technique settings.

How to Modify Difficulty Settings in New Game+

For those fortunate enough to possess an eligible copy with New Game+, follow these simple steps to adjust difficulty settings:

  1. Launch the game
  2. Access the settings menu
  3. Click on Game Settings
  4. Navigate to the Difficulty Level
  5. Choose your preferred level, and you’re all set!

Additionally, the game introduces two achievements upon completing New Game+ on different difficulty levels:

  • We’re Probably the Best! – Complete New Game+ on Hard difficulty
  • We’re Definitely the Best! – Complete New Game+ on Legend difficulty

So, whether you find yourself wandering the streets of Ijincho or the beaches of Honolulu, approach encounters with caution. Should you cross paths with adversaries, channel your inner Yakuza and fight for glory.

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