Ryu Ga Gotoku studio confirms willingness to continue Yakuza, announcing a new game that will continue the story of the last chapter
Just over a month ago Toshihiro Nagoshi, the father of the Ryu Ga Gotoku studio and the Yakuza series, revealed his departure from the development studio and from SEGA itself, along with producer Daisuke Sato. There is no news about it where they went, in addition to the rumors that they wanted to suppose the arrival of Nagoshi in the Chinese company NetEase. In place of former RGG veteran, Masayoshi Yokoyama took over the leading role of the firm, along with director Horii and producer Sakamoto. In a statement made in the Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Yokoyama reassures about the fate of the Yakuza series, revealing how the new game will be. a sequel di Like a Dragon.
The future of the studio and the new Yakuza game
The doubts that gripped fans of the Yakuza series in recent weeks were not only the result of abandonment of the historical exponents of the saga, but also for the new twist that the franchise has taken with Kasuga Ichiban and the new game Like a Dragon, which has revolutionized the entire game system. In addition, the Judgment title seems to be at the end of the line, due to the ongoing dispute between SEGA and Johnny Associates, or the agency of the actor who plays the investigator of the game, Takayuki Yagami. This is because the agency’s policies conflict with SEGA’s ambitions to bring the title to PC, considering it a platform not relevant to the gaming industry.
Meanwhile, while Judgment may find its end on a somewhat bitter note, despite the latest released game having had a resounding success, the Yakuza series it will go on its own steps: It has been confirmed that the next title will be a continuation of Ichiban’s story, and that it will be set after several years from the events of the first episode. In addition, to fill the void potentially left by Judgment will also come other unpublished IPs and not yet announced, outside the best known sagas of the Ryu Ga Gotoku studio.
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