Yakuza: Like a Dragon already brought some innovations to the Yakuza series. Starting, of course, with Ichiban Kasuga, who played the lead role of the legendary Kazuma Kiryu. Big footsteps, but he got through his first assignment well. The focus on Kamurocho also lagged behind, instead a lot takes place in Isezaki Ijincho.
The future could bring even more fresh air for Yakuza in this regard. Kazuki Hosokawa spoke about it in an interview with the gamer. Actually, it was mainly about Lost Judgment, for which Hosokawa acted as director. He held this office and other leadership positions in many yakuza games.
In the interview he also talks about the future of the Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio. In his role, it’s only natural for him to think about how the studio’s games reach as many people as possible.
Global simultaneous publishing on multiple platforms is part of that – progress has been made recently. Hosokawa also suggested in conversation that the Yakuza series could leave Japan behind and the characters could explore new countries and regions in the future.
In other words: Los Angeles or Berlin instead of Kamurocho or Isezaki Ijincho. What do you think of that? Can you imagine that or are the Japanese neighborhoods exactly what Yakuza is all about?
Images: Yakuza: like a dragon, Sega / Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio
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