Main Yakuza Series to Stick with Turn-Based Combat in Future Games


IGN spoke with Ryu ga Gotoku Studio executive producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa about the future of the Yakuza series, and it sounds like fans who enjoyed Yakuza 7 / Yakuza: Like a Dragon are in for a treat. According to the producers, future entries will maintain the turn-based RPG gameplay that was introduced in the latest installment.

When asked if the Judgment series—which is getting a second installment in the recently announced Lost Judgment—Represents the continued style of earlier, action-centric Yakuza games, the producers replied, "That's right." Thus, the main Yakuza series will continue its newly established focus on turn-based combat.

"We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgment, "they added.

If you haven't given the new standard of turn-based Yakuza gameplay a shot yet, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, and PC.

Source: IGN via Gematsu


Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his comics at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox..

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