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Yakuza Studio working on Yakuza 8, Judgment, and brand new games

Ryo Ga Gotoku Studio is currently working on Yakuza 8 and other unreleased games and will “take great care” in the Judgment series.

In a conversation with Famitsu (translated by IGN Japan), Masayoshi Yokoyama, the studio director of Ryu Shima Studio, said, “I can’t explain Yakuza 8 in detail yet, but it will be a continuation of the story of 7. You can set it in a few years. “

Yokoyama hinted that he would follow the story of the yakuza further, like Kasuga Ichiban, the main character of the dragon, and confirmed that “the story is set today in the year when the game is released.”

He also talked about other projects in the studio other than the mainline yakuza series. “We also pay close attention to the Judgment series,” he said, but did not say that the third game in the series was under development.

“We are working on not only judgments, but also both yakuza and judgments, as well as other unpublished titles,” Yokoyama said.

Please note that in this case, the translation from Japanese to English is not clear, so the number of unpublished titles that Ryu is working on by Hong Studio is unknown. It can be a single game or multiple new games. Based on Yokoyama’s statement that he wants to work on a “whole new” game, the game he’s working on may be from an existing series, as long as the work is in place.

Yakuza: Like a screenshot of the Dragon Xbox Series X

These new projects came about when Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi left the studio with former studio head Daisuke Sato.

“I’m a little sad to take a new path without Mr. Nagoshi and Mr. Daisuke Sato, but the staff is very proud of what we are making,” said Yokoyama. More than ever. ”

For more information on Ryo Ga Gotoku Studio games, see the Lost Judgment and Yakuza: Like a Dragon reviews. And to enhance your knowledge of the series, check what you (probably) didn’t know about the yakuza.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and entertainment writer.