Toshihiro Nagoshi Shares Development Updates on Next Yakuza PS4 Game on SegaNama

Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi briefly spoke about numerous upcoming Sega games including the next Yakuza and Shin Sakura Taisen

July 24, 2019

In this month’s SegaNama steam, Toshihiro Nagoshi shared a brief development update on the upcoming PS4 Yakuza game, tentatively named Shin Ryu Ga Gotoku.

Nagoshi mentioned the development is going smoothly and how it’s a very fun game to develop because of all the fun situations possible thanks to Kasuga Ichiban being the protagonist. While Kiryu did laugh or cry at times, Kasuga shows much more of his emotions all the time, so it brings forth a lot of fun elements.

Sega also officially announced a press conference on August 29 which will reveal more on Shin Ryu Ga Gotoku. This isn’t surprising news as Nagoshi already stated at the end of the actress audition that more “detailed” information would be coming on August 29.


Nagoshi also shortly spoke about Shin Sakura Taisen, and how he’s supposed to appear on the game’s next stream to reveal the battle system. Funnily enough, he wasn’t sure himself if his appearance on stream was scheduled or not. He mentioned how he’s been helming and pushing the game’s development from the start in the shadows, and didn’t want to publicly show up like that, but it’s too late now.

While slightly unrelated, it’s also worth noting that Toshihiro Nagoshi and SegaNama MC Ayana Tsubaki also spoke this month about the Kyoani tragedy and other serious subjects, such as: the pressure faced by developers or artists in general after releasing a hit, YouTube, social media and people trolling or propagating rumors for views and money, or haters. I’d rather not summarize the discussion, as the best way to properly convey their thoughts would be to directly translate everything, but I sadly don’t have the time for that. If you understand Japanese I definitely recommend watching the beginning of the stream, and the “Ask Nagoshi anything live” corner at 1:06:40.

The full SegaNama July 2019 stream is embedded below. Judgment, the latest console game by Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, is out now on PS4.


Iyane Agossah

Living near Paris, Iyane (He/Him) is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been loving anime and Japanese games for over 25 years and plays Genshin Impact for its story and exploration. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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