Sure, Yakuza 4 might only be coming to the west next spring, but Sega Japan are already teasing the next major entry in the series – and it could be the last. A mysterious ad appeared in this week’s Famitsu, showing a destroyed city, a PS3 logo, and the words “The End”.
Announced back in June, barely anything is known about what could be Yakuza 5 but a reveal is expected at the upcoming Tokyo Games Show. The ad depicts the main series setting, Kamurocho, after what looks like some kind of natural disaster.
As to whether the next game could actually mean the end of the series, it’s certainly possible. Sega have already revealed that the game will feature Kiryu Kazuma, Goro Majima, Shun Akiyama and Ryuji Goda as playable characters, all of which have appeared in previous games – the finale could bring them back together one last time. On top of that, should this next title be released in 2011, it would mark the seventh in the franchise in just over five years. Maybe it’s time for it to rest.
More information will be revealed about Yakuza Next as well as the PSP spin-off Black Panther at TGS next month.