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New Yakuza Game in Development for PlayStation 3 and 4

by Ron Duwell | July 5, 2014July 5, 2014 8:00 am PST


SEGA has confirmed that the next game in its popular action RPG series, Yakuza, is in development for both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Speaking with Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, Series Supervisor Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama confirmed that the game will not be a spin-off entry like the 19th century samurai inspired Yakuza: Ishin or the zombie apocalypse knock off Yakuza: Dead Souls.

The two stopped short of confirming this to be Yakuza 6, not strapping a number onto the game. Like most games in the main series though, SEGA will be aiming for realistic recreation of modern day Japan with busy urban environments and more mini-games than you can shake a Pocky stick at.

No mention came of a localization, but it all seems moot now with Yakuza 5 and Yakuza: Ishin not coming to America yet either.

What also comes as no surprise is that SEGA is aiming for a cross-generational PlayStation 3 release. The PlayStation 4 has not caught on in Japan with so few reasons to go out and buy one, and the huge PlayStation 3 audience simply can’t be ignored.

It’s a shame, but cross-generational games will be pretty much guaranteed for every major series from Japan as it struggles to establish a home-grown next-gen audience.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...