Before the release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the developers confirmed that they wanted to further develop the Ichiban Kasuga story. Finally, the new protagonist of the saga will have his chance, since the sequel is underway and he is the chosen one. In an interview with Famitsu, the director of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Masayoshi Yokoyama, has revealed that the next title it won’t happen right after from the end of the previous installment, but will be set several years later.
At the moment, the information is very scanty, since beyond confirming that the study is immersed in the development of a new chapter (the eighth main one), hardly anything is known about what the future will hold. In that same interview, however, a sketch of what we can expect from the developer has been outlined. Yokoyama has revealed that Ryo Ga Gotoku Studio works on new intellectual properties, while emphasizing that the Judgment saga is still on his mind.
What about the Judgment series?
Months ago, the possibility of seeing more deliveries of Judgment began to blur, since according to information published by Nikkei, SEGA and the talent office to which the actor belongs Takuya Kimura, who plays the protagonist in both games, are going through a bump due to the image rights of the interpreter. From the Japanese company they have not referred to these vicissitudes in an official way, so everything is still up in the air.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon went on sale last year 2020 as a launch game for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. The game, which is also available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and PC, puts us in the shoes of Ichiban Kasuga, a yakuza who get out of jail after being behind bars for a few years. When he is released, he realizes that the world has changed, but not the goings-ons that are forged in the Japanese underworld.