Sega Confirms New Yakuza Title in the Works

Sega Chief Creative Officer Confirms New Yakuza Title in the Works
| Apr 21, 2017

Only the residents of Japan have been able to enjoy the wonders that await in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, yet it has already been revealed that another title is currently in the works. According to Games Talk, during the Famitsu Awards 2016, Toshihiro Nagoshi gave reasons for fans of the franchise to be excited about the near future.

Nagoshi, who is the Chief Creative Officer for Sega, stated at the event that he wants to create a brand-new Yakuza title. However, he did not limit that to just one game. In fact, he revealed that it may be multiple instalments. As they created the Dragon Engine in Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, the future titles would feature the game engine itself, Nagoshi also pointed out.

The excitement continues, though, as this is not just an idea of his. He confirmed that work on the new title is already being done and in the near future, early development of the game could be touched on. Still, fans of this series (outside of Japan) still must wait until 2018 to play Yakuza 6: The Song of Life.

Staying true to the tradition of the series, this entry is an open-world action adventure video game that will put most of the focus on Kazuma Kiryu. Players can expect some of the same gameplay they have enjoyed from its predecessors; exploration mixed with arcade-style combat. However, only those who own a PlayStation 4 will be able to play the role of Kiryu. Sega has exclusively licensed and released this entry to Sony’s newest console. But, this should not come as a surprise as most of the series has remained exclusive to PlayStation.