Sega Won't Announce A New Yakuza Game At TGS 2020 (UPDATED)

Turns out Sega isn't planning to announce a new Yakuza game at TGS 2020 after all, though some projects are in development as expected.

By Iyane Agossah

September 25, 2020

UPDATE: Yakuza Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama later confirmed on Twitter no new game will be announced at the TGS SegaNama. He added there are obviously various projects in movement for the 15th anniversary of the Yakuza series, and that obviously, this includes game projects. The development team is hard at work so they can announce them someday. Yokoyama apologized for the confusion.

Stay tuned for more Yakuza and TGS 2020 coverage. The original story is below.

Sega started its TGS 2020 plans with the Sega Fan Meet-up 2020, and the first big announcement was actually Ayana Tsubaki denying a new Yakuza game will be announced during the SegaNama TGS 2020 special. She mentioned she misunderstood the event’s planning, and corrected herself as saying the “latest information of the Ryu Ga Gotoku series” will be revealed, just like what is written on the official schedule.

Ayana Tsubaki (Twitter) is the regular MC of SegaNama, featuring Toshihiro Nagoshi, and she mentioned on Twitter a few hours ago a new Yakuza game would be revealed. Looks like it’s not happening now. She deleted her tweet as well.

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SegaNama are monthly stream featuring information recaps, and sometimes new details, on upcoming Sega Atlus games. The stream also includes segments with Toshihiro Nagoshi answering many questions from fans. This is how Toshihiro Nagoshi ended up talking about Ghost of Tsushima for example. We regularly cover SegaNama on DualShockers.

As for the future of the Yakuza series, the newest Yakuza game is already available in Japan on PS4 since January, and is coming west as Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on November 10. A PS5 edition will also be arriving in the future, though no release date was shared for it for now. The series producer Masayoshi Yokoyama insinuated the next main game might keep the JRPG mechanics.

Sega is also reportedly making a new Yakuza live-action movie.

Lastly, it’s also possible a new game is indeed coming but she wasn’t supposed to say it yet. In any case. we’ll know for sure whether a new Yakuza game is coming or not on SegaNama on September 26 at 0700 ET  (other time zones). Be sure to check out our schedule for TGS 2020 and our specific schedule for Sega Atlus events to keep track of everything.

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Iyane Agossah

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

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