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RGG Studio debut a docuseries delving into Like A Dragon 8’s development

Documentaries chronicling game development are great. With so much marketing fluff surrounding games, it can be nice to hear directly from the devs about their inspirations, struggles, and creative intentions. Hearing them chat candidly, making jokes and getting excited, is a good reminder that real-life people are at the heart of every game – what a crazy concept. Luckily, these types of documentaries seem to be increasingly common, evidenced by the Yakuza (or Like A Dragon) docuseries that just debuted on YouTube. Read more

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I was supposed to play loads of Like a Dragon: Ishin, but I spent two hours in chicken racing instead

Like a Dragon: Ishin keeps the Yakuza tradition of amazing mini-games alive, with a touch of human soul. “I know the type,” says the Chicken Race Receptionist. “The true gamblers. The stallions at the track. The cocks in the henhouse.” He is, of course, referring to me: Like A Dragon: Ishin player character, Sakamoto Ryoma. On a quest to find out who really murdered his father, Ryoma has landed in the Japanese capital of Kyo, intent on sniffing out any leads he can in a world full of political intrigue and social unrest, on the cusp of a new age….

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Yakuza creator wants his next game to “be like a Tarantino film”

Specficically, drawing on the mixture of silliness and violence that Tarantino’s films tend to have. In a recent interview, Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi said that his next game at his new studio will be “like a Quentin Tarantino film.” Nagoshi recently spoke to German publication 4Players (translations by VGC), where he provided some light details about his next game, a new IP from Nagoshi Studio at NetEase. While he wasn’t able to provide any concrete details, he did talk about how he doesn’t want to move too far away from his roots. “Of course, I can’t reveal too much about…

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Our first look at the next Yakuza game comes from an unlikely source

In a vaguely Yakuza sort of way, we’ve been treated to our first glimpse of what’s likely to be Yakuza 8. First spotted by Japanese video game magazine Famitsu, MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura and his team posted a video of them touring Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s offices before he gets his face scanned by a wall of cameras. But before the face-scanning, they record snippets of the Yakuza: Like A Dragon lads having a heated discussion in a small apartment. Ichiban has a ponytail! Apparently, there’s a new town? And I got my mum to translate some bits. Sorry mum….

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Yakuza 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2 are back on Game Pass, and there’s never been a better time to start the series

Yakuza is now a mainstream game – and one of the most successful IPs Sega owns. There’s no better time to try it out. Despite starting on the mean streets of Tokyo in the 90s, Yakuza has become a sensation all around the world over the past few years. The series is as popular as a boozy Friday night down your local karaoke joint. It’s as touching as a heart-to-heart with your best mate, over the beaten body of a double-crossing crime boss. It’s got as much cinematic clout as anything Martin Scorsese has crapped out over the past few…

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Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi may be leaving Sega for NetEase

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. The legendary Toshihiro Nagoshi may soon end his storied career at Sega. Toshihiro Nagoshi, creator of the Yakuza, and Judgment series, is seemingly on his way out of Sega. According to a new Bloomberg report, Nagoshi is in “final negotiations” with Chinese giant NetEase. NetEase, and rival Tencent have been looking to expand beyond China, and the two have been poaching top-level talent from Japan. Nagoshi would be given the funding to establish and lead a new team at NetEase….

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Looks like Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming to Xbox Game Pass soon

By Dom Peppiatt 13 June 2021 01:11 GMT Yakuza: Like A Dragon is probably coming to Xbox Game Pass soon – at least that’s according to the Brazilian Microsoft Store.We’re less than 24 hours away from the big Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, but already we’re starting to see some of the big announcements that are likely to be made by the platform holder.Ahead of the big show going live, a Brazilian Twitter account has shared some images noting that DLC for the Sega-published title was listed for Xbox Game Pass. Microsoft removed any references to the subscription service sharprish once the tweet…

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Sega gets Yakuza: Like a Dragon off SteamDB over fear site is selling pirated copies

Sega seems to believe SteamDB is illegally distributing copies of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PC.Sega has pulled off a particularly strange move. The Japanese publisher sent a DMCA notice to SteamDB‘s hosting service, which resulted in Yakuza: Like a Dragon no longer appearing on the site.SteamDB is the project of Pavel Djundik and Martin Benjamins. The site tracks much of what happens to games and apps on Steam, be it updates, player activity, .exe modification – pretty much anything a developer does to a game behind-the-scenes. It’s a great resource into the world of releasing and updating games on…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon players can download the Legends Costume Set for free

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:00 GMT To celebrate the release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon on PS5, Sega is handing out the Legends Costume Set for free.Previously available only through pre-ordering Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the set is now available to download for free across all platforms and versions of the game. You have until April 2 to grab the pack.The set includes eight costumes, two of which are clothing from Yakuza 0 worn by Goro Majima and Kazuma Kiryu. It also includes costumes worn by Taiga Saejima, Haruka Sawamura, Ryuji Goda, Daigo Dojima, Makoto Date, and…

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Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi is Sega’s next creative director

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 31 January 2021 16:30 GMT Yakuza series director Toshihiro Nagoshi is due to step down as chief creative officer (CCO) of Sega, and will become creative director instead.Nagoshi – who worked as executive director on Yakuza: Like a Dragon – has been a key part of the Yakuza franchise since it first launched back in 2005, and he’s been with Sega since the mid-90s arcade days, too.Nagoshi’s new role (which will formally begin on April 1, 2021) was revealed in an announcement that also confirmed that the company will be making some more wide-reaching changes in…

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Yakuza’s 15th anniversary livestream will include news on “future developments”

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 22 November 2020 16:29 GMT Yakuza developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio plans to hold a special livestream to mark the series’ 15th anniversary in December.Hot on the heels of the launch of the critically acclaimed Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio plans to hold a livestream that’ll include notes on future plans for the series (thanks, PCGamesN).The studio announced the plans via its Twitter account, which reveals the dedicated livestream will include a retrospective on 15 years of the series and promises to announce “future developments” for Yakuza, too. 【『龍が如く』15周年 記念特番配信決定】12月8日(火)20時より龍が如く15周年を記念した生放送番組を配信決定! ゲストに黒田崇矢さん、中谷一博さんをお迎えし、15年の歴史を振り返ると共に、今後の展開を発表いたします! 視聴URLはこちらhttps://t.co/LuDiquRGkb#龍が如く pic.twitter.com/czdiVCL0RK — 龍が如くスタジオ 公式…

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Yakuza producer wants “to get involved” with a “completely different” Sonic the Hedgehog game

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio producer Daisuke Sato has stated that he’d “like to get involved” with a Sonic the Hedgehog game that would have a “completely different” feel to other games in the series.Ahead of Sonic the Hedgehog’s 30th anniversary in 2021, SEGA has conducted an interview with long-time Yakuza producer and Binary Domain director, Daisuke Sato.The developer was asked which non-Yakuza SEGA IP he would most like to get his hands on, given the opportunity – and his response was quite a surprise.“It’s an IP that I haven’t come to before. In the sense that I want to try…

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon coming to PlayStation 5 in March 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 28 September 2020 14:38 GMT Sega has today confirmed Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on November 10 (the same day as its Xbox Series X and S release date), and will come later to PlayStation 5 on March 2, 2021.This is a slight change from the previously revealed release date of November 13, and apparently Sega has moved the game up a little to align with the release date of Microsoft’s next-gen console.The Xbox Series X and S versions will offer a Smart Delivery upgrade path…

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A live-action Yakuza movie is currently in development

Sega is partnering with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content to create a film based on the Yakuza series of video games.Currently, there are no writers attached to the project, but Erik Barmack, Roberto Grande, and Joshua Long are listed as producers on the title (thanks, Variety).The movie will follow Kazuma Kiryu and his exploits on the mean streets of urban Japan. No specific game or story has been outlined yet, so it’s unclear which Yakuza era the movie will focus on.During a TGS 2020 livestream, Yakuza Studio head Toshihiro Nagoshi noted that the film will only go into full production…

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Yakuza: Like A Dragon release date set for November

By Cian Maher, Monday, 24 August 2020 15:25 GMT Sega recently announced the official Yakuza: Like A Dragon release date, stating that the game is due to launch on November 13, 2020. Yakuza: Like A Dragon will be coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, and PS4. According to a press release received by VG247 via email, it will be available on Xbox Series X day one, meaning that Microsoft’s next-gen console will either be launching the same day or several days prior to it.We already knew that Xbox Series X was arriving in November, and that Yakuza: Like…