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

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Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has confirmed that a sequel to past year’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon is successful development, and that bid creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is officially leaving Sega. 

This quality comes from a post connected the authoritative RGG site celebrating the studio’s 10th day this year. In it, the workplace acknowledgment its fans for the enactment implicit the past 10 years alongside quality that Nagoshi is departing from Sega. 

“As I depart from Sega, I’m besides leaving my presumption arsenic the caput of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio [which Nagoshi started],” Nagoshi said. "Thank you to the fans who person supported america and the Yakuza bid for galore years. You person my sincerest and deepest gratitude.” 

Yakuza shaper Daisuke Sato, who besides announced his departure, said that arsenic helium leaves Sega, bid shaper Masayoshi Yokoyama volition win him arsenic the caller RGG workplace lead. He besides revealed that Yakuza bid main shaper Hiroyuki Sakamoto and Yakuza bid main manager Ryosuke Horii volition present service arsenic the halfway leaders of RGG. 

RGG manager Yokoyama explained that erstwhile RGG archetypal became established, it was fundamentally synonymous with Nagoshi, thing helium didn’t privation to trust excessively heavy connected successful presumption of sanction power. 

“However, I did not privation to trust excessively heavy connected that...so though I had small power astatine the time, I kept warring for change,” Yokoyama writes successful the post. “Ten years person passed since then, and that absorption I had felt has changed to a feeling of comradery implicit clip and now, I americium inheriting the workplace from a large director.” 

Yokoyama writes aboriginal successful the station that RGG’s predecessors person passed down “their beliefs and know-how to each and each unit member,” and that this tin beryllium witnessed “in the precocious released Lost Judgement and volition spot it successful the upcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which volition proceed Ichiban Kasuga’s story.” 

Yokoyama writes aboriginal successful the station that RGG’s predecessors person passed down “their beliefs and know-how to each and each unit member,” and that this tin beryllium witnessed “in the precocious released Lost Judgement and volition spot it successful the upcoming sequel to Yakuza: Like A Dragon, which volition proceed Ichiban Kasuga’s story.”

Sakamoto, Horii, RGG method manager and Lost Judgement manager Yutaka Ito, and Yakuza bid creation manager Nobuaki Mitake are processing the sequel. Yokoyama, specifically, is moving connected the story. 

“Whether it’s six months oregon 1 twelvemonth from now, I anticipation to amusement you a caller Ryu Ga Gotoku rubric by a caller Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio that is antithetic but inactive the same, and thing that volition spark a feeling of ‘this is what we are waiting for’ wrong you,” Yokoyama writes. “I’d similar to proceed connected my beingness arsenic a video crippled creator with earnestness.” 

This quality comes astir 10 months aft Nagoshi revealed helium stepped up from Sega main originative serviceman to Sega originative director. Then, backmost successful August, reports indicated that NetEase was reportedly successful last negotiations to prosecute Nagoshi (Thanks, gamesindustry.biz). Despite Nagoshi’s ceremonial departure from Sega, there’s inactive nary authoritative connection that he’s leaving to articulation NetEase. 

While waiting for a sequel to 2020’s Like A Dragon, cheque retired our thoughts connected the crippled successful Game Informer’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon review and past work our thoughts connected the latest RGG crippled successful Game Informer’s Lost Judgment review. Check out Game Informer’s interrogation with Nagoshi astir the instauration of Yakuza, his career, and much aft that. 


Did you prime up Like A Dragon oregon Lost Judgment? What did you deliberation of them? Let america cognize successful the comments below!

[Source: RGG Studio]

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