While it’s been known that the Yakuza and Binary Domain developer Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio will be holding a live event in Chiyoda, Tokyo, we now know that it’ll be livestreamed. The even will be running from 7-8pm JST, and the Japanese studio is scheduled to announce multiple projects on August 26 according to Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi. One of the announced titles will be “something expected,” and by the branding of the event, Yakuza fans should be happy. My money is on a Yakuza 2 remake.
The livestream will be able to be watched on YouTube:
Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio most recently finished development on Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, which will arrive in North America in 2018. We got to check out the upcoming title at E3 2017, and came away impressed. Here’s a snippet from our preview:
While the graphical improvements were immediately noticeable, I didn’t know just how big of an upgrade The Song of Life was until I got into my first fight. Combat in the Yakuza series has always been enjoyable (I’ll take any excuse I can to swing a bicycle at pedestrians), but it’s been undeniably stiff in the past. All of that rigid movement is gone, as Yakuza 6 feels incredibly fluid. I was able to pull off every idea I wanted to in combat, be it picking up a traffic cone or slamming a bad guy into the wall of a nearby restaurant.
They also are releasing Yakuza Kiwami, a remake of the 2005 Yakuza title for PlayStation 2. Our review of that just went live, so check it out if you haven’t.