Yakuza creator’s subsequent game will “be like a Quentin Tarantino film,” could also be revealed quickly

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After leaving Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio within the fall of 2021, Yakuza sequence lead Toshihiro Nagoshi began a brand new studio underneath the NetEase banner. Nagoshi Studio, because it’s aptly referred to as, is seemingly drawing inspiration from American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino for its upcoming game.

Speaking to German web site 4Players (through VGC), Nagoshi expressed a want to strive one thing completely different along with his subsequent undertaking. “It will definitely contain violence as a game element,” he mentioned, “but I don’t want to go too much in the direction of thriller or even horror.” Nagoshi is seeking to the movies of Quentin Tarantino, which mix graphic violence with comedy. “I want my game to be more like a Quentin Tarantino film, so there can be humor. I want a human touch: a bit of silliness and a bit of seriousness.”

If you have been to ask a Yakuza fan if the video games have been already humorous, you’d get plenty of affirmative solutions. In that sense, Nagoshi is staying in his aspect with the brand new game. Upon founding the brand new studio, he said that he desires to make video games “that offer a high level of human drama.” Perhaps he felt a have to make clear that the brand new game received’t be self-serious, which could possibly be inferred from that quote. Lots of quips and farcical conditions within the Tarantino type would definitely counter that.

It doesn’t sound like we now have to attend lengthy to be taught extra concerning the game both approach. “I’m not the type who can hold something like that back for long,” Nagoshi continued. “You probably won’t have to wait too much longer. I think I will go public with it much sooner than other developers would.” In different phrases, count on the game to be revealed within the close to future.

As for the Yakuza sequence that Nagoshi left behind, issues appear to be in good arms. Yakuza: Like A Dragon was a departure for the sequence, however the final one underneath Nagoshi’s lead was nonetheless a enjoyable JRPG price exploring. Since then, we’ve seen off-screen footage of Yakuza 8, exhibiting off a unique haircut for protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. It additionally confirmed the return of two characters: Koichi Adachi and Yu Nanba.