The character of Ichiban Kasuga will not be sidelined. Yakuza: Like a Dragon introduced a new protagonist after seven main installments in which the story of Kazuma Kiryu was developed. Now, get ready cambios en el seno del Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, since the departures of Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Saito, creator and director of Yakuza, respectively, have been confirmed. In a statement, the new head of the studio, Masayoshi Yokoyama, has revealed that they are working on a sequel to Like a Dragon.
“The predecessors of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio have passed on their beliefs and knowledge to each of the team members,” Yokoyama said. “You can witness it in the recently released Lost Judgment, and you will also see it in the sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which the story of Kasuga will continue “.
As stated by the new leader of the developer, the game is currently in development and will feature Hiroyuki Sakamoto as a producer. Ryosuke Horii, Yutaka Ito and Nobuaki Mitake will direct, while Yokoyama himself will write the script with Takeuchi and Furuta.
It will be revealed in the coming months
At the moment, nothing else has been revealed about the game. It is known that the next project will be uncovered in the next few months, perhaps not for a year. Yakuza: Like a Dragon, meanwhile, marked a before and after within the saga, not only because of the change of protagonist, but also because they opted for a JRPG-style turn-based battle system. Previously, the game worked with fights in real time.
Lost Judgment is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S, while Like a Dragon can be enjoyed on those same platforms, but also on PC.
Source | SEGA