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New Yakuza game starring Goro Majima?

June 30, 2010

Just when you think you couldn’t get enough of Yakuza, here’s the info on a new title for PS3:

The Yakuza series has gotten so big for Sega that it now has two entries in development simultaneously. PSP’s Black Panther Yakuza New Chapter is speeding towards its September release. This week’s Famitsu reveals that, simultaneous with that, series director Toshihiro Nagoshi and the Yakuza development staff have been working away on another entry.

Similar to past Yakuza unveils, this one comes in the form of an interview with Nagoshi. Expectedly, Nagoshi was able to provide just a few vague details on the new game. He didn’t even share a name, so we’ll just call the game “Yakuza New Project” for now.

Development on this new Yakuza game has been progressing simultaneous with Black Panther, Nagoshi told the magazine. Like Yakuza 3 and 4, the new game is set for PlayStation 3.


Majima Goro, a popular character from past Yakuza titles, will be a playable character in the new game. Nagoshi said that he’d wanted to make Majima into a main character for some time, as the character’s unique personality offers the chance for a unique story and expression. In the new game, they’re working on giving us a closer look at the Majima character, without losing the elements that make the character who he is.

This particular Yakuza title might potentially debut at Tokyo Game Show. We’ll keep in touch.

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