During his recently-aired “Sega Raw” livestream, Yakuza Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi was asked about his plans for the series.
Nagoshi-san mentioned that he’ll do something again this year about the Yakuza series. When pressed by his co-host, he stressed on the “Something.”
After that, he continued by mentioning that he’ll reveal whatever he’s working on little by little, encouraging fans to wait for it.
No further hint was provided about the nature of whatever Nagoshi-san is hiding up his sleeve, so all we can do is waiting, but in most cases Yakuza games get revealed in the summer.
Considering that Yakuza 6 is said to be the last game featuring iconic hero Kazuma Kiryu as a protagonist, it’ll be interesting to see who could take his mantle.
Nagoshi-san himself was at the forefront of the reveal of Sega’s new corporate identity concept, based on the idea of generating amazement among gamers.
In the meanwhile, western gamers still have plenty to enjoy from the Yakuza series regardless of this upcoming reveal: Yakuza Kiwami (the remake of the glorious first game of the franchise) will be released in the west on August 29th, while Yakuza 6 will come early next year. If you want to see quite a bit of its gameplay, check out some PS4 Pro footage, more featuring minigames, and the sexy “live chat” feature.
In the meanwhile, prequel Yakuza 0 launched to critical acclaim, including our own.