Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi confirms Sega’s departure with Yakuza: Like the announcement of the sequel to the dragon

Toshihiro Nagoshi, creator of the Yakuza series, has confirmed that the dragon will leave both the studio and Sega for a long time. As part of the restructuring announcement, RGG Studio also confirmed that it is currently working on a sequel to the yakuza: like a dragon.

this news from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and Nagoshi Chinese developer and publisher Hong Kong NetEase follows reports that it was in “final negotiations” with Nagoshi to hire him from Sega, a company since 1989.

Nagoshi did not reveal in a statement what his next move was, but he confirmed that he would leave Sega and RGG Studios.

“As we leave Sega, Ryu will resign as the head of Hong Studio,” Nagoshi wrote. “Thanks to us and the fans who have supported the Yakuza series over the years. You have my deepest gratitude.

“Thanks to what I’ve learned from many around me, I’m sticking and I’m here now. It’s thanks to my colleagues who supported me that I was able to hone my thinking of continuously pushing the limits. is.

“Today, Hong Studio is the new dragon that will be introduced in the series. It’s unclear what will be born, but I think this new generation will further strengthen and provide the foundation that has been built up over the years. To make that happen, they also need to continue to learn, challenge and grow. Thank you for your continued support of the studio’s efforts.

“Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for your support. Please look forward to a new beginning!”

Nagoshi will leave the door of RGG Studio with Daisuke Sato, the producer of the Yakuza series who has been in charge of the studio for nine years.

In the future, Ryu will be the new director of the studio for a long time, and Masayoshi Yokoyama, the series producer, will discuss how the team will continue to advance what led the studio to success and open up new paths. According to Yokoyama, one of the first steps on the road is the sequel to the yakuza. Like the story of a dragon and Kasuga Ichiban.

“Ryuga Gotoku’s predecessors have inherited their beliefs and know-how to all staff,” writes Yokoyama. “You can witness it in the recently released Lost Judgment and see it in the next sequel to the Yakuza, like the dragon that continues Kasuga’s number one story.

“This game is currently being developed by Sakamoto, Director Horii, Director Ito, and Director Mitake. I am working on the story with myself, Takeuchi, and Furuta.

“For six months or a year from now, a new dragon will be at Hong Studio, and a new dragon that is different but the same, but exciting, will show you the title of Rising Gotoku. This is what we are. “I’m waiting for you. I seriously want to continue my life as a video game creator.”

Nagoshi joined Sega in the early days of the arcade, and after working on series such as Virtua Racing and Monkey Ball, Ryu established the studio and yakuza franchise for a long time.

For more information, see Lost Judgment Review, Lost Judgment and Yakuza: Like a Dragon Review, What the Studio Says Is Drawing a New Future.

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Adam Bankhurst is an IGN news writer. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst When Cramps.