News – New Yakuza game confirmed – is it Yakuza 5?

June 30, 2010 by  
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Yakuza series director Toshihiro Nagoshi has revealed that another Yakuza game is on its way. Speaking to Japan’s weekly gaming magazine Famitsu, Nagoshi said that the next game will do honor to the Yakuza series name, and it has apparently been developed alongside the PSP’s Black Panther: Yakuza New Chapter.

There’s few details known about the game, although Majima Goro (a character who has appeared frequently throughout the series) seemingly plays a key role and looks to be a playable character. Something in relation to destruction has also been said. Interesting.

As SEGA’s sequel is set for release on the PS3, I’d be surprised if this isn’t Yakuza 5. But, never mind the fifth game in the series, the fourth game hasn’t even been released here in the west as of yet – I look forward to the spring of 2011 when it finally makes its way to these shores.