Some off-screen footage seems of what seems like the subsequent Yakuza
We simply obtained a glimpse of the subsequent Yakuza story. And moderately than via a narrative or gameplay trailer, it’s via some off-the-screen footage of Yakuza 8 in a studio tour.
As shared by Famitsu, MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura just lately posted a behind-the-scenes tour of Sega’s headquarters. He spends the video chatting with builders, however what actually caught consideration was a second the place a display exhibits a number of Like a Dragon characters in what seems to be Yakuza 8.
— ファミ通.com (@famitsu) July 19, 2022
Ichiban, Nanba, and Adachi all seem on this scene. The Yakuza: Like a Dragon protagonist seems to have a distinct haircut once more, although it looks like his hair could be tied again moderately than minimize quick.
Return of the dragon
The event staff confirmed that the subsequent Yakuza story can be a follow-up to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, so seeing these characters once more is smart. This was alongside a bigger shake-up at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, which noticed longtime director Toshihiro Nagoshi depart the studio. The Yakuza creator would later reveal his personal studio, Nagoshi Studio, beneath the NeatEase banner.
As for the subsequent Yakuza sport? That is the primary glimpse we’ve seen of it. We did get affirmation final yr that the Yakuza sequence wouldn’t simply keep it up the Like a Dragon story, however its RPG fight as nicely. It looks like the brawler motion will reside on with Misplaced Judgement and different video games from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio.
Hopefully it is a signal that we’ll see extra of the subsequent Yakuza quickly. Yakuza: Like a Dragon was a significant departure for the sequence, with a brand new core solid and completely new battle system. Nevertheless it was extremely charming, and I’m fairly all the way down to spend some extra time with this disaster-person RPG get together.