MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura savored his tour of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, capturing footage of the numerous workspaces, Sega president Haruki Satomi (he conducted the tour), and even some new Yakuza screenshots. Asakura might’ve inadvertently captured photos from Yakuza 8 or the Like a Dragon sequel, but without having any further more context, the reality continues to be a secret. You can look at the online video beneath.
Like a Dragon’s protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, and his good friends appear in a number of screenshots. The charming hero’s afro days are guiding him as he now sports activities slicked-back again hair and a ponytail. Based on a Famitsu report that Nibel translated (see below), Yakuza 8 requires location in a new location, and Mikuru Asakura can make an appearance.
The off-screen screenshots are the to start with peak at Yakuza 8 (component of a driving-the-scenes YouTube online video)
Posting states that the game will aspect a new town Ichiban has his hair tied back again alternatively of an afro
Also, it seems Mirai Asakura (MMA fighter/YouTuber) will be in Y8
— Nibel (@Nibellion) July 19, 2022
In any situation, Ichiban bore his way into our hearts in 2020. Jeff Cork reviewed Like a Dragon and stated:
“Like a Dragon is a departure from the game titles that came prior to it, but I observed individuals variations to be revitalizing. As significantly as I liked the Yakuza formulation, it was definitely a components. Like a Dragon has more than enough acquainted features to make it feel like, at its coronary heart, it really is a Yakuza sport. All the whilst, I entirely appreciated how a lot of a new identification this entry is establishing. This is hoping this is the 1st action in however another fantastic journey for the collection.”
I’m thrilled to see Ichiban’s subsequent journey, irrespective of whether it’s a numbered entry in the franchise or not.
[Source: Famitsu via VGC]