MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura loved his tour of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, capturing footage of the varied workspaces, Sega president Haruki Satomi (he carried out the tour), and even some new Yakuza screenshots. Asakura may’ve inadvertently captured photographs from Yakuza 8 or the Like a Dragon sequel, however with none additional context, the reality stays a thriller. You may watch the video beneath.
Like a Dragon’s protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, and his pals seem in a number of screenshots. The charming hero’s afro days are behind him as he now sports activities slicked-back hair and a ponytail. Primarily based on a Famitsu report that Nibel translated (see beneath), Yakuza 8 takes place in a brand new location, and Mikuru Asakura makes an look.
The off-screen screenshots are the primary peak at Yakuza 8 (a part of a behind-the-scenes YouTube video)
Article states that the sport will characteristic a brand new city; Ichiban has his hair tied again as an alternative of an afro
Additionally, it seems Mirai Asakura (MMA fighter/YouTuber) shall be in Y8
— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 19, 2022
In any case, Ichiban bore his means into our hearts in 2020. Jeff Cork reviewed Like a Dragon and stated:
“Like a Dragon is a departure from the video games that got here earlier than it, however I discovered these modifications to be revitalizing. As a lot as I loved the Yakuza system, it was positively a system. Like a Dragon has sufficient acquainted parts to make it really feel like, at its coronary heart, it is a Yakuza recreation. All of the whereas, I totally appreciated how a lot of a brand new id this entry is establishing. This is hoping this is step one in one more nice journey for the collection.”
I am excited to see Ichiban’s subsequent journey, whether or not it is a numbered entry within the franchise or not.
[Source: Famitsu via VGC]