Yakuza: Like A Dragon Sequel Confirmed As Collection Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Proclaims Departure From Sega

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Sequel Confirmed As Series Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi Announces Departure From Sega

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has confirmed {that a} sequel to final yr’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon is in improvement, and that sequence creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is formally leaving Sega. 

This information comes from a put up on the official RGG web site celebrating the studio’s tenth anniversary this yr. In it, the studio thanks its followers for the assist over the previous 10 years alongside information that Nagoshi is departing from Sega. 

“As I depart from Sega, I’m additionally leaving my place as the top of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio [which Nagoshi started],” Nagoshi mentioned. “Thanks to the followers who’ve supported us and the Yakuza sequence for a few years. You might have my sincerest and deepest gratitude.” 

Yakuza producer Daisuke Sato, who additionally introduced his departure, mentioned that as he leaves Sega, sequence producer Masayoshi Yokoyama will succeed him as the brand new RGG studio lead. He additionally revealed that Yakuza sequence chief producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto and Yakuza sequence chief director Ryosuke Horii will now function the core leaders of RGG. 

RGG director Yokoyama defined that when RGG first grew to become established, it was primarily synonymous with Nagoshi, one thing he didn’t wish to rely too closely on by way of title energy. 

“Nonetheless, I didn’t wish to rely too closely on that…so though I had little affect on the time, I stored preventing for change,” Yokoyama writes within the put up. “Ten years have handed since then, and that resistance I had felt has modified to a sense of comradery over time and now, I’m inheriting the studio from a fantastic director.” 

Yokoyama writes later within the put up that RGG’s predecessors have handed down “their beliefs and know-how to every employees member,” and that this may be witnessed “within the not too long ago launched Misplaced Judgement and can see it within the upcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which is able to proceed Ichiban Kasuga’s story.” 

Yokoyama writes later within the put up that RGG’s predecessors have handed down “their beliefs and know-how to every employees member,” and that this may be witnessed “within the not too long ago launched Misplaced Judgement and can see it within the upcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which is able to proceed Ichiban Kasuga’s story.”

Sakamoto, Horii, RGG technical supervisor and Misplaced Judgement director Yutaka Ito, and Yakuza sequence artwork director Nobuaki Mitake are creating the sequel. Yokoyama, particularly, is engaged on the story. 

“Whether or not it’s six months or one yr from now, I hope to point out you a brand new Ryu Ga Gotoku title by a brand new Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio that’s totally different however nonetheless the identical, and one thing that may spark a sense of ‘that is what we’re ready for’ inside you,” Yokoyama writes. “I’d prefer to proceed on my life as a online game creator with earnestness.” 

This information comes about 10 months after Nagoshi revealed he stepped up from Sega chief inventive officer to Sega inventive director. Then, again in August, reviews indicated that NetEase was reportedly in remaining negotiations to rent Nagoshi (Thanks, gamesindustry.biz). Regardless of Nagoshi’s formal departure from Sega, there’s nonetheless no official phrase that he’s leaving to affix NetEase. 

Whereas ready for a sequel to 2020’s Like A Dragon, take a look at our ideas on the sport in Recreation Informer’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon evaluation after which learn our ideas on the most recent RGG recreation in Recreation Informer’s Misplaced Judgment evaluation. Try Recreation Informer’s interview with Nagoshi concerning the creation of Yakuza, his profession, and extra after that. 


Did you decide up Like A Dragon or Misplaced Judgment? What did you consider them? Tell us within the feedback under!

[Source: RGG Studio]

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