Yakuza: Like A Dragon Sequel Confirmed As Series Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Announces Departure From Sega

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has verified that a sequel to final year’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon is in improvement, and that collection creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is officially leaving Sega. 

This information comes from a article on the formal RGG site celebrating the studio’s 10th anniversary this 12 months. In it, the studio many thanks its supporters for the assistance around the earlier 10 many years together with news that Nagoshi is departing from Sega. 

“As I depart from Sega, I’m also leaving my situation as the head of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio [which Nagoshi started],” Nagoshi said. “Thank you to the lovers who have supported us and the Yakuza collection for numerous years. You have my sincerest and deepest gratitude.” 

Yakuza producer Daisuke Sato, who also announced his departure, said that as he leaves Sega, series producer Masayoshi Yokoyama will be successful him as the new RGG studio lead. He also disclosed that Yakuza series main producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto and Yakuza series chief director Ryosuke Horii will now provide as the main leaders of RGG. 

RGG director Yokoyama discussed that when RGG very first turned founded, it was essentially synonymous with Nagoshi, some thing he didn’t want to depend way too heavily on in terms of title energy. 

“However, I did not want to rely far too intensely on that…so although I experienced small influence at the time, I held battling for modify,” Yokoyama writes in the put up. “Ten years have passed because then, and that resistance I experienced felt has transformed to a experience of comradery in excess of time and now, I am inheriting the studio from a terrific director.” 

https://www.youtube.com/look at?v=D48WiQ4XnyAYokoyama writes later in the publish that RGG’s predecessors have passed down “their beliefs and know-how to each and each and every team member,” and that this can be witnessed “in the a short while ago produced Lost Judgement and will see it in the future sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which will carry on Ichiban Kasuga’s story.” 

Yokoyama writes later on in the submit that RGG’s predecessors have handed down “their beliefs and know-how to every single and every single employees member,” and that this can be witnessed “in the just lately unveiled Misplaced Judgement and will see it in the upcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which will continue on Ichiban Kasuga’s story.”

Sakamoto, Horii, RGG complex supervisor and Dropped Judgement director Yutaka Ito, and Yakuza collection artwork director Nobuaki Mitake are acquiring the sequel. Yokoyama, specifically, is working on the tale. 

“Whether it’s six months or one particular yr from now, I hope to present you a new Ryu Ga Gotoku title by a new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio that is diverse but nonetheless the similar, and a thing that will spark a feeling of ‘this is what we are waiting for’ in you,” Yokoyama writes. “I’d like to continue on on my lifestyle as a video clip activity creator with earnestness.” 

This news will come about 10 months immediately after Nagoshi uncovered he stepped up from Sega chief innovative officer to Sega artistic director. Then, back again in August, reviews indicated that NetEase was reportedly in remaining negotiations to use Nagoshi (Thanks, gamesindustry.biz). Inspite of Nagoshi’s formal departure from Sega, there is however no official term that he’s leaving to join NetEase. 

Though waiting around for a sequel to 2024’s Like A Dragon, look at out our ideas on the recreation in Activity Informer’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon assessment and then read through our thoughts on the most current RGG recreation in Game Informer’s Shed Judgment evaluate. Check out out Activity Informer’s job interview with Nagoshi about the development of Yakuza, his career, and more soon after that. 

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[Source: RGG Studio]

Originally posted 2021-11-11 13:02:11.