Toshihiro Nagoshi Confirms Goro Majima Will be Back in Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Toshihiro Nagoshi Confirms Goro Majima Will be Back in Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed new details on Yakuza: Like a Dragon in this month's SegaNama stream, most notably that Goro Majima, Daigo Dojima, Taiga Saejima, and other past characters will be in.

Sega held the November edition of its monthly SegaNama stream today. The stream, as usual, featured Sega’s Chief Creative Officer Toshihiro Nagoshi and coolest MC ever Ayana Tsubaki. During the Yakuza corner of the stream, Nagoshi most notably revealed new information on Yakuza: Like a Dragon, confirming that Goro Majima will make an appearance in the game.

Nagoshi also mentioned that Daigo Dojima and Taiga Saejima will be appearing in Yakuza: Like a Dragon too. He explained that the game’s story eventually touches what’s going on with the Tojo clan and Kabukicho at the time, and how that’s something they’d obviously do in the story. He also teased that other characters who appeared in multiple past games are coming back too.

Toshihiro Nagoshi didn’t say in what form these characters will return, but it’ll probably be more than just a cameo. Regardless of what happened in Yakuza 6, it’s not surprising past characters including Kiryu will be appearing in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Japanese games always do that. And Goro Majima is a fan favorite so it was obvious he’d be in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.
I personally don’t believe these reveals are actual spoilers, as that’s just how Japanese games’ promotions work. Anything they show before release might seem huge, but when the game’s actually out, you usually realize when playing it there’s way more to discover, and they purposefully kept hidden all the most important details and parts.

Nagoshi also spoke about how the Like a Dragon sound development team included many chiptune-like sounds in the game, in accordance with the whole old JRPG and Dragon Quest feel.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon launches on January 16 in Japan and later in 2020 in the west, exclusively on PS4. Toshihiro Nagoshi explained at TGS 2019 why the game isn’t named “Yakuza 7” in the west. You can also watch some gameplay here. The latest story trailer revealed Kiryu, and Sega also published a video interview with Yuichi Nakamura, which we translated.

We cover the SegaNama stream each month. Nothing worthwhile happened on the October one, but the Setempber one, with Nagoshi speaking of a hypothetical TV cooking show he could do with Kojima, was pretty interesting.