The next Yakuza game is in development
posted on 06.30.14 at 10:10 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New interview in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu.

Yakuza: Ishin

Development on the next Yakuza game has begun, this week’s issue of Famitsu magazine reveals.

An interview with series supervisor Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Masayoshi Yokoyama reveals the latest game is in production and discusses auditions for the new game’s hostesses.

Further details have yet to leak.

The latest entry in the series, Yakuza: Ishin, launched for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 in Japan on February 22.

Thanks, Famitsu.

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  • TetsuyaHikari


  • Vayne

    More Yakuza games.

  • Ultrapieguy

    Not that the west will be getting any. :/

  • Crossbones (Prodigy-X)

    So F*** The West I See. Looks like we’re not getting 5 or Ishin.

  • 永次

    Ishin was awesome, I can’t wait for the new Ryu ga gotoku.

  • Demolish

    What about Yakuza: Ishin? Or Yakuza 5

    I’m still waiting these games!!!

    • Anime10121

      Ask Sega NA :(

      • Aiddon

        more like ask Nagoshi himself, his team is the one that localizes them. Remember, he said that the reason Yakuza 5 was never localized was because he wanted to make Ishin.

  • Sal Romano

    It will never come here, lol.

    • Anime10121

      Sad but true… And I was so hype for Ishiin PS4 :(

    • Shippoyasha

      I can retaliate with imports…. but that hole in my wallet… no.. please no!

  • Thatguy

    So… No Ishin for us. Because team can’t localize game, when they are busy with development, right?

    • Budgiecat

      I’m sure they’ll run with that…

  • Articuno76

    They made a lot of player friendly choices with Ishin. Honestly the best Yakuza they’ve put out since 2. Kinda excited to see what they can do with a proper PS4 Yakuza game (true open world with no load screens).

    But they can’t keep Ishin’s gameplay structure for a regular Yakuza game (being caught up in an torrent of side-quests as you simply try and go about your business).

    It doesn’t make sense for so many people to approach you for help when you’re playing a scary Yakuza-looking guy – not to mention it drags down pacing. Y5 was filled with unwelcome semi-skippable padding like that.

  • BizarreJelly

    Oh boy I can’t wait to never play it!

  • Learii

    F Sega they don’t even care about us I mean no Yakuza 5 or Ishi F that sh*t

  • Gintoki79

    Screw you Sega. We want Yakuza 5 in west!

  • Guest

    That reminds me, I wanted to pick up Ishin.

  • Kiryu

    And we are getting none of them in the west.

  • 罪罰

    Oh man, fantastic news. Can’t wait to see what Nagoshi and his team do with a new engine and the new hardware. But first! Gotta learn more kanji ~_~

    • Budgiecat

      I wonder if he’ll dare make it as big as GtA V considering he did say he would have to seriously 1 up Yakuza 5 despite it being such an opus for him…

  • Luna Kazemaru

    woop woop can’t wait :P

  • Budgiecat

    “wah wah wah SEGA of America wah wah wah”

    Awesome, new Yakuza. Yet another Sega game I desperately want that won’t get localized.

    • 罪罰

      I love you too.

      • Budgiecat

        best friends day

  • kurosan9712

    Love the localization whines below.

    People who need localizations exist to suffer! HA-HA-HA!

    • Budgiecat

      *scratches kurosan9712 a thousand times*

      • kurosan9712

        Why, thank you. That place was itching a lot. Do it again.

        • neocatzon

          I have sharper claws. *scratches chalkboard*

          • Budgiecat

            You’re too slow, my scratches move at the speed of light…

            • neocatzon

              Damn, it’s about time to reforge these claws with solar flares.

        • Budgiecat

          what place

  • Kamille

    When’s Yakuza 5 for the West? It’s getting late. They could have used E3 to generate some interest with all the new features Y5 has. But you know Sega, they are as stupid as they come. They even denied a proposition by Operation RainFall of localizing the game at a lower cost.

    • Budgiecat

      Last time their excuse was that they had to choose between focusing on it or working on Yakuza Ishin for PS4/PS3, so they chose the latter because they said they wanted to support Sony at PS4 launch.

      Now I’m sure their excuse this time will be ‘we are too busy focusing on new Yakuza’

      All while really Sega could just let Atlus localize it…

  • ivarious

    >Sega’s Toshihiro Nagoshi, well known as the producer of the Yakuza series, was the first to speak, pledging his will to work on the console and on Windows as well.

    Since Japan has very small PC market, I think he’s hinting towards a western release.

  • PrinceHeir

    Yakuza 6 on PS4!

    Damn Already 6 Yakuza main games(assuming) plus spin offs like Kenzan, Ishin and Black Panther.

    It would be awesome if Shenmue got the same treatment T__T

    • Budgiecat
      • BizarreJelly

        Go home Ryo you’re drunk

        • Budgiecat

          You’d be too if you had +12 years without a sequel…

    • kurosan9712

      I actually heard some rumors, that Suzuki Yuu MIGHT be working on something with “III” in it. He presented a slide with “III” at gamelab presentation.
      Unconfirmed, but rumors are such a thing. You never know if it’s true or not.

  • Bobby Jennings


    • Budgiecat

      what is it Bobby…talk to me Bobby….


      • Bobby Jennings

        I kinda wanted to get into the series with Ishin but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen my little kitty. :/

        • Budgiecat

          you might wanna start with the 4 localized games (and Dead Souls maybe)

          • Bobby Jennings


            • Budgiecat

              c’mon Bobby….don’t make that face Bobby….

    • Pyrofrost

      You’re a fellow importer for christ’s sake, why are you moping?

      • Budgiecat

        leave Bobby alone….

      • Bobby Jennings

        I dunno. Don’t wanna spend all that money on something I’m just trying out.

        Plus I’m broke.

        • Budgiecat

          you can pick up Yakuza 3 & 4 for dirt cheap….

          • Bobby Jennings


            • Budgiecat

              damn…that bad huh?


              • Bobby Jennings


  • Pyrofrost

    *insert complaint about the lack of Yakuza localization* :p

    Anywho~ my hype meter is off the charts and my AmiAmi account is ready. This will be another day-one buy.

  • Sesshomaru

    I want Yakuza 5!!!!!!

  • Akari Akaza

    I love SEGA for bringing MIKU-CHAN……^_^ Too bad Sega won’t localize this and the another ones of course….=(

  • Ash_Riot

    Localization for SEGA looks like this nowadays:

    MIKU>All other SEGA games.

    …I just don’t understand. :/