New Yakuza announcements teased for anniversary livestream

Next month Sega are expected to make new Yakuza announcements while hosting a special 15th anniversary livestream event, looking back at the popular action RPG series.

The Yakuza celebration broadcast will be available to watch live via YouTube on December 8th, running between 11:00AM and 13:00PM UK time.


Gematsu note that the stream will be presented by Kazuma Kiryu Japanese voice actor, Takaya Kuroda, and Ichiban Kasuga actor, Kazuhiro Nakaya, the lead character in Yakuza: Like A Dragon. This will be joined by the Yakuza series director, Toshihiro Nagoshi, and other prominent Sega developers who have worked on the series.

The even will look back at fifteen years of the Yakuza series though we’re none the wiser as to what Sega could be planning in terms of new announcements. Yakuza: Like A Dragon may have only just launched oversea but has been out since January 2020 in Japan so maybe there’s DLC on the way or news of a supercharged version with new content and features.

Some fans will no doubt be yearning for a return to the traditional action brawler style of gameplay, as fun as Yakuza’s recently turn-based JRPG entry was. Although it doesn’t seem likely, we may also get an update on Sega’s potential plans to remaster Yakuza Ishin and Kenzan, two period spin-offs never released outside of Japan.

For those interested, Sega will also be running a let’s play series with guests pummelling their way from Yakuza: Kiwami to Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. This will also be available to watch on YouTube.

Source: Gematsu

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