We recently got unexpected news that Ryu ga Gotoku Studio is working on a new Yakuza game. The details we know so far are that the title will feature a new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga. For those who don’t know, Ichiban Kasuga debuted in Yakuza Online. This is surprising because the staple protagonist has been Kiryū Kazuma, who is beloved by the Yakuza series community.
The series producer Daisuke Sato has confirmed they’re announcing more info on the game on July 10, 2019. In regards to Kiryū Kazuma, the producer could not share any information about him appearing in this new game. Sega will have the latest information to share on the new Yakuza game along with the reveal of the supporting actress for the game.
The Yakuza series has been one of Sega’s most successful and beloved franchises with the likes of Sonic The Hedgehog and Valkyria Chronicles series. With numerous sequels and the successful spin-off game, Judgement. It’s not surprising that we are getting another game in the Yakuza franchises. What is surprising is the before mentioned shift in protagonists from Kiryū Kazuma to Ichiban Kasuga.
It’s highly likely that this game will be available on PS4 and eventually PC. However, the true questions are if this game will be a cross-generation title from PS4 to PS5. I think it all depends on the release date of the game. Personally, I’m very excited about this news because I’m a fan of the Yakuza franchise.
So what do you think of the announcement a new Yakuza game? Are you happy with the switch of a different protagonist? Let us know in the comments down below.
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