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New Yakuza Information Teased

Marcus Estrada

Fans of the Yakuza series will be happy to know that a bit of information has come out about the series and its future. Speaking with Dengeki Playstation, Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nagoshi gave a handful of hints and updates as to what the team is planning.


As you might expect, they wish to further refine the fighting system. It has already seen some smoothing over since the initial game's launch 2005. Many tweaks overall will be made, but none of that is the most interesting piece of information. Nagoshi confirmed that the next Yakuza game will not be on PS3. No, this doesn't mean it will be jumping to 360, but that it is to be in development for an upcoming system.


Yakuza 5, which launched in Japan at the end of last year, is said to be the last game in the series for PS3. With that, the franchise will have released five games on the system. Yakuza 3, 4, 5, Kenzan! and Dead Souls all saw release on PS3 although Kenzan! remained a Japanese exclusive.

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