Yakuza Studio head Toshihiro Nagoshi held his “Nagonama” live broadcast on Nico Nico Douga, earlier today, where he shared new information about Yakuza 5, as well as other, more personal things.
Yakuza 5, said Nagoshi, is set in two cities: Kamurocho, and another city, whose possible candidates are Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka. He wouldn’t share information on the game’s number of playable characters–he would not rule out the possibility of either one, or multiple characters.
Kazuma Kiryu, Yakuza frontman and series protagonist, will be the main character. A Yakuza without Kazuma is like a Super Mario Brothers game without Mario, said Nagoshi.
Like Yakuza games before it, Yakuza 5 will have a hostess component. Though, they haven’t decided on whether they’ll hold auditions again.
Nagoshi wants to create a “zero chapter” to the series, set in the Tojo Clan’s past.
In other, more Nagoshi-personal details, he revealed his favorite vegetable is tomatoes, he likes gummy candy, is confident in his singing talent, and sleeps with his cat.