If you’ve been enjoying Yakuza: Like a Dragon, or you’re a fan of the Yakuza series in general, some interesting news emerged today. To celebrate the Yakuza franchise’s 15th anniversary, Sega hosted a livestream going over various Yakuza-related news.

Included in this was subtle confirmation of a new Yakuza game, although no further specific info was provided on the subject. 

Another Yakuza Game Is Already In Development

Chief Creative Officer of Sega, Toshihiro Nagoshi, confirmed that a new Yakuza game is in development during the livestream celebrating the 15th anniversary of the series. As for what this new game is about, what it’s called, when it’ll be released, that’s still unknown. 

Specific info certainly wasn’t part of the announcement, but the knowledge alone that another Yakuza game is being made is exciting enough in and of itself.

The livestream also offered some additional information regarding the latest Yakuza release, Yakuza: Like a Dragon. On March 2, the PS5 version of the game will be released in the west as well as Japan. 

If you purchased the PS4 version of Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the PS5 upgrade will be available for free.

For people wondering why the team went in the JRPG direction that they did with Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the answer was essentially that they’d done everything they could with action games.

It made sense to go in a new direction as a JRPG with a new protagonist. The changes made have undoubtedly been successful as well. In a 2020 annual report from Sega, it was noted that the Yakuza series has sold over 14 million copies during its lifetime sales across all titles.

A large portion of these sales have been over the last few years with the release of games like Yakuza 0 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

With that information in mind, what are your thoughts on the success of games like Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and confirmation that a new Yakuza game is in development? Let us know on the Prima social media channels.

If you’d like to see more from the 15th anniversary livestream for Yakuza, we’ve embedded it below.

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