Sega Reveals Next PS4 Yakuza Actress Audition Winner; More Info Coming on August 29 [Updated]
Eri Kamataki has been selected to portray one of the female main characters in Shin Ryu Ga Gotoku.
Sega held a press conference on July 10, announcing Eri Kamataki as the winner of the actress audition held for one of the main characters of the next PS4 Yakuza game, temporarily titled Shin Ryu Ga Gotoku.
Eri Kamataki was among the contestants who already had experience in Japanese showbiz, as she’s a model who appeared on multiple TV shows, commercials, magazines, and photobooks. Kamataki will be acting a currently unnamed female character in the next PS4 Yakuza game, who’s part of protagonist Kasuga’s group of friends and fights alongside him.
Sega’s Toshihiro Nagoshi was present during the press conference and announced that further, “detailed” information on the next PS4 Yakuza game, will be published on August 29.
While they announced the final results today, I was expecting some kind of trailer or at least a new visual revealing Kamataki’s character in-game, so the fact that we have to wait for more in August is a bit disappointing.
All this information comes from a series of tweets by Famitsu, who had a reporter at the event. Full reports on the event by Japanese outlets will be published in the next few hours. We’ll update this story then if any other interesting pieces of info surfaces from these reports.
Update: Here are additional details from the event:
The event was held at Tokyo’s UDX Theater. Toshihiro Nagoshi stressed out while they already did auditions in the past for cameo characters, this one was very different and how Eri Kamataki’s character plays an active role in the story.
When sharing her impressions after her victory was announced, Kamataki mentioned how happy she is as she likes Kasuga more than anyone else and will be glad to walk alongside him. When asked what she will do with the 1 million Yen prize money, Kamataki said “I’m a realist, so I’ll be using the money to move out”, which made the audience laugh.
Among the ten finalists, besides Eri Kamataki who won the main role, four other contestants were selected for a special award, and these four will also appear in the game in some way, which is currently undecided.