New Yakuza Game in Development at Sega

We’ve learned a new Yakuza game is in the works, following the release of Yakuza 6 in Japan.

The news comes via Famitsu, who recently hosted the Famitsu Awards 2016 event. Series general director Toshihiro Nagoshi confirmed a new game, or possibly multiple new games for the series, after Yakuza 6 won an Excellence Award from Famitsu.

He revealed that he’s already working on the next game, and that as the title is still a bit early in development, he’ll be able to talk about it in the future. He noted that as the Dragon Engine was created with Yakuza 6, the engine should be completed alongside the next game or two.

Nagoshi said that he doesn’t want to be held down to confirming just one title, rather it could be multiple games. He noted that since Yakuza 6 is described as the final chapter for series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, they won’t suddenly go “we were just kidding!” or something like that.

The latest game in the series to get a western release, Yakuza Kiwami, is launching on August 29th in both North America and Europe. Yakuza 6 has a western release planned as well, however we’re not expecting that until 2018. In case you missed it, you can find our thorough written and video review for the latest game to be released in the west, Yakuza 0 here (we highly recommend it!).

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  • Migi

    Binary Domain 2!! you morons!!! I like the Yakuza series but idon’t want it to go Stale because of whatseems to look more like Yearly releases. Or atleast bring Kenzen west ffs, And with that i mean make it a ps4 port.

  • Yakuza 2 Kiwami?

    That said, I’d love something like… a female Yakuza boss. (I believe there was a female who briefly took over for a boss for a while in real life.)

  • DrearierSpider

    So SEGA, about those PC port considerations you were just talking about…

  • Matheus Faria’

    But Yakuza is an yearly release series! (almost, but since 2005, the year yakuza 1 came out in japan, there were 11 yakuza games released [plus 2 psp ones]). So in a time span of 12 years there where 13 yakuza games made… and that does not mean that it’s quality is diminished in any way.

  • CrimsonColossus

    Probably a Yakuza 2 remake.

  • s_fnx

    I would give up if I were you(at least for this specific series).

  • TsukuyomiMagi99

    Kenzan and Isshin realese SEGA.

  • loop
  • DrearierSpider

    Never.

  • tccboss

    I could see that happening.

  • tccboss

    That’s one tough schoolgirl.

  • Make a petition you PC dick sucker lmao.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    I feel like Kiwami 2 is an inevitability, and maybe some other side game like isshin/dead souls. Don’t think another mainline is hitting the PS4 unless it’s like, after the PS5 is already out (like with Y5 on PS3)

  • Uncle Ocelot

    >Ai-chan
    Ah, I see you too are a man of culture and taste.

  • DrearierSpider

    Why not? Worked for Dark Souls and these other SEGA games.

  • Stay salty Sony Slave.

  • Sigma

    MORE PC PORT BEGGING.

    when 90% of PC ports are halfassed after thoughts.

  • Sigma

    Yakuza 7 will be about Haruka taking *spoiler* on Maury to confirm if he is or is not the father and because she can’t do that right. The entire Japanese underworld is in disarray.

    Personally I’d like 7 to be about Majima deciding he and Saejima deserve better and take the Tojo Clan by force and you play the game with them doing just that.

  • Migi

    Stale for this series depends on the main story. Gameplay wise it remains fun but even at some point its going to diminish and i’d like it to be later than soon.

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  • Hellt

    Multiple games at once? In 2012 we had Yakuza PSP2, Binary Domain 2 and Yakuza 5. Yakuza 7, Yakuza Kiwami 2 and new IP all at once announced this year?

  • DrearierSpider

    Nah, that’s just you stupid console peasants being misinformed as usual. Valkyria and Bayonetta were both quite good. Even the ones that are half assed, like Dark Souls, are still miles ahead of the console version.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Want.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Yes!

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    At this point I don’t think they need one with all their ports of old PS3 games sell well.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Nah. Yakuza is likely coming to PC. Frankly as long as Japan’s console market is in the shitter like it is now, they can’t ignore the success of recent Sega ports, Atlus ports, and nearly every FF game being on PC. Tales made the jump. Dark Souls made the jump. Fucking Dangonronpa made the jump. And the highest selling entry of the Senran Kegura series is the First PC port.

    FFXV had low sales in Japan and it still topped the charts. Its Europe and the Americas that are wanting their titles more than their own domestic consumers. If Sega Europe just keeps porting games, Sega will be more inclined to bring Yakuza over.

  • Fenrir007

    It’s a matter of time until someone puts her in a cameo in a major, non-mobile game. This pleases me.

  • PoppyLongJohns

    That is actually really funny looking.

  • sanic

    Shit I’m not sure who could replace kazuma, I only really liked majima and akiyama outside of him when they did that stuff in 4/5/0

  • Fenrir007

    There’s a 2016 sequel to that movie, too.

  • s_fnx

    Sega is a stubborn company.

    Only a miracle would make them port Yakuza to PC.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    I mean… they’ve been porting more niche titles than Yakuza recently…

  • s_fnx

    That’s true but I think the main reason Yakuza is not on PC(or out of the Playstation) is because of Toshihiro Nagoshi.

    But if they do someday make a port of any Yakuza game for PC it’s gonna be massive.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    How do you figure? He worked on Binary Domain which went to PC on release. He’s also a Board Director for ATLUS and they’re niche as hell but have plenty of PC releases. Its mainly SEGA Europe doing the ports to PC for these random drop titles. 2015 was Valkyrie Chronicles, this year was Bayonetta.

    I think they can likely only work on porting one game at a time on top of what they’re working on. If Sega Europe was bigger I bet we’d have seen Vanquish or Yakuza ported by now.

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  • loop

    yes, with that girl super idol (but she’s not hiroko), everything i heard from that one is bad, still i’m going to watch it someday.
    there’s also a 2006 tv series.

  • Fenrir007

    I actually “acquired” the movie you posted to watch it later. I tried getting the sequel, but it had no subs. Dunno if the TV series is subbed.

  • loop

    the tv AFAIK is hard to get, “graduation” the sequel is not strictly a sequel, something like a reboot or a spiritual sequel or something along those lines. the subs for that one are everywhere, just look for them.

  • Fenrir007

    I couldn’t find it neither in nyaa nor in asiandvd.

  • loop

    i don’t know exaclty this site or disqus rules about this, so im going to be careful.
    just look for them in subtitle sharing sites, the two main ones have it, so even the subtitle download script or some media players (smplayer to name one) should find and download them for you.
    or just google it the first result is good enough

  • Fenrir007

    Oh you meant the subtitles. Alright, I know where to look.