Yakuza series has a new studio lead and sequel plans

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The Yakuza video game sequence successfully passed the torch from lengthy time foremost protagonist to yet another with Yakuza: Like A Dragon very last yr and now developers Ryu Ga Gotoku are hunting to do the similar. Collection director Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Daisuke Sato are both of those leaving Sega, handing about the RGG studio guide posture to author and producer Masayoshi Yokoyama. Along with the announcement of the alter, Yokoyama says that RGG approach to “let our video games do the speaking” like the in development sequel to Yakuza: LAD. &#13

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“Ryu Ga Gotoku’s predecessors have handed down their beliefs and know-how to just about every and each employees member,” Yokoyama states in the studio’s announcement. “You can witness it in the recently produced Misplaced Judgment and will see it in the forthcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon which will proceed Ichiban Kasuga’s tale.”&#13

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“No matter whether it’s 6 months or a single year from now, I hope to present you a new Ryu Ga Gotoku title by a new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio that is distinctive but even now the same, and a little something that will spark a feeling of ‘this is what we are waiting around for’ within just you,” Yokoyama also states, allowing on that he is associated with doing work on the story for the sequel.&#13

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Yokoyama also mentions the “energetic conversations among followers” about change following Yakuza: Like A Dragon’s initial announcement. The collection reboot surely modified loads. It largely took place in a new metropolis as an alternative of the longstanding sequence house in Kamurocho. It also retired stoic sequence protagonist Kazuma Kiryu in favor of the scruffy dork up prime there—a extremely enjoyment, likeable dork, thoughts. It also changed the sequence combo-dependent struggle system to a change-primarily based one particular. &#13

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It was, for all that, distinctive but even now the exact same as Yokoyama suggests. I was quite smitten with Y:LAD, distinctive bits and all, nevertheless I’ll acknowledge to missing the old battle technique. Just after looking at it by to the conclusion, I will not be astonished if RGG are headed into even extra “similar but unique” waters as they proceed Kasuga’s story.&#13

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RGG have earlier mentioned that the lively transform-centered battles of Y:LAD are here to continue to be, while the vintage conquer ’em up fight of Yakuza games previous will live on in their PlayStation exceptional spinoff collection Judgement.&#13

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As for director Nagoshi’s departure, a report from August prompt that he would be leaving Sega, specifically to start off a new crew beneath NetEase. The former has turned out real, however the latter hasn’t yet been officially confirmed.&#13

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