Yakuza 8 Development Approaching Climax & Actors Voicing Dialogue; RGG Studio Reiterates Multiple Upcoming Projects

The recent Yakuza Super Talk live stream on Nico Nico provided some updates regarding the franchise’s future. The next game’s development has been confirmed to be approaching its climax, with actors now recording dialogue, which usually occurs at least a fair ways into development. Studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama has stated that while he can’t provide further comments on Ichiban’s next outing, more news on the adventure will likely be shared later this year.

Additionally, RGG Studio is working on other titles, with those games still being a complete mystery. This facet was mentioned previously, but it being reiterated means that they are determined to continue these multiple projects.

Credit to Twinfinite for summating a translated list of points from the recent Yakuza Super Talk live stream.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the seventh entry in the Yakuza series and stars actors Shinichi Tsutsumi, Ken Yasuda, and Kiichi Nakai, who lend their appearances and voices to the game’s prominent cast members along with Kazuhiro Nakaya voicing the game’s main protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon stars a brand new protagonist for the first time since the series began, Ichiban Kasuga, a low-level yakuza member trying to make it in the world. His story will lead him to form a crew of unlikely allies as he attempts to follow his dreams from rags to riches.

You can read our review.


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