Yakuza to Get Another Title Soon, Confirms SEGA

Published 01/03/2021, 10:54 AM EST


Japanese studio SEGA gave the world one of the major gaming hits of 2020 with Yakuza: Like a Dragon. The game earned a nomination at The Game Awards 2020 as well as wide critical acclamation from the community. SEGA only released the game worldwide on November 10, 2020, for the PS4, Xbox One X, Microsoft Windows, and Series X|S.

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The PS5 edition of Yakuza is yet to come with its release scheduled for March 2, 2021. Therefore, when the Chief Creative Officer of SEGA announced that the team has begun development for a new title, it came as a surprise to all.

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Details available on the new Yakuza game

The announcement came during a livestream by the studio. The team was celebrating Yakuza’s 15th anniversary where all the important people were present. Among these, Takaya Kuroda, the voice actor behind Kazuma Kiryu, the protagonist of the series, was also there. However, he was the bearer of bad news as he said he was unsure whether his character will make a return.

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Most likely, the upcoming game will also feature the current protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga. Keeping this in mind, it is possible that SEGA can go ahead with a sequel to Like a Dragon. However, it wouldn’t be strange if the studio goes for a spinoff or a standalone instead, as this is something it has done in the past.

As of now, these are the only available details on the upcoming game. Since it is currently under development, it will definitely be a while before SEGA can launch the game. Moreover, with the ongoing pandemic, the development will be slower than usual. Therefore, fans shouldn’t get too excited to see a new Yakuza title, at least for another couple of years.

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For the time being, it is the PlayStation 5 users who are the most excited as they are yet to play the current Yakuza: Like a Dragon. SEGA tried something different this time instead of how the usual Yakuza games run. It would be interesting to see if it wants to try to replicate this success or go back to its traditional ways.

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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