SEGA’s RPG franchise could get a new game announced in the following weeks as a reportedly-deleted tweet from Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio’s Masayoshi Yokoyama suggests that Yakuza: Like an Asura could be “the next chapter”.
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SEGA has just release Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the confirmation of a new game before 2021 seems unlikely, but the Japanese giant might have a good reason to share the good news. Sega will be celebrating the 15th-anniversary of Yakuza, the leaked image could indicate that fans will explore the story of Masaru Watase.
SEGA will celebrate the anniversary with a 151.5 hour-long gameplay stream, it will be live from December 2, 2020, at 13:00 JST to December 8, 2020, at 20:30 JST. The stream will host key developers and other staff members as they try to finish every mainline Yakuza game released on the PS4, from Yakuza Kiwami all the way to Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. The stream will also feature special guests appearing every day at 20:00 in Japan.
After the gameplay stream, SEGA will host another live stream on December 8, 2020. In the special event the Japanese voice actors Takaya Kuroda and Kazuhiro Nakaya, who voiced the series protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Ichiban Kasuga, respectively, will be present as guests.
It’s confirmed that Yakuza’s general director Toshihiro Nagoshi, studio representative and producer Daisuke Sato, and chief producer Masayoshi Yokoyama will look back at the history of Yakuza before revealing what’s next in the franchise. It’s expected that Yakuza: Like an Asura will be announced at that moment.
Source: Tech Raptor