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Yakuza Combat Will Forward Be Turn-Based Going

Following the reveal of Lost Judgment, an interview with Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio director Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa has surfaced on IGN. Lost Judgment brings Ryu Ga Gotoku back to its action-combat roots, leaving many fans to wonder if that meant the Yakuza series would also return to that style following last year's Yakuza: Like a Dragon.Speaking to IGN, Nagoshi and Hosokawa confirmed that the Judgment series will carry on the studio's action style of gameplay, while Yakuza will continue to evolve as a turn-based RPG. "The Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG," they told IGN. "On the other hand, over the years, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio has accumulated resources and know-how of making flashy and exhilarating action games that are effortless to enjoy. We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgment." Yakuza: Like a Dragon's turn-based combat Romain Mahut of GameBlog was in attendance at a virtual "Judgment Day" event that followed the Lost Judgment reveal and asked if the studio considered using turn-based combat similar to that of Yakuza: Like a Dragon for Lost Judgment. "For Yakuza: Like a Dragon, we changed the game's battle system from action into a turn-based RPG," Nagoshi said in response. "This was a huge challenge for us, but it was well-received, which we were thrilled to hear. We did discuss the possibility of developing that battle system further for our next title, and while we may pursue the turn-based system even outside the Yakuza series, the conclusion we ended up at was that because this is a different series, the best approach would be to keep them separate and refine what makes each series great. It's my hope that our customers feel the same way we do. That's why we chose 'action' as an important keyword for the Judgment series.  Nagoshi also said on the Judgment Day video he believes that, when possible, a simultaneous global launch is "the right way to go" and that the team has "determined to make every effort to support this for all [its] games moving forward." This is significant as the Yakuza series has a long tradition of Western versions releasing years after the Japanese version. Following the success of Yakuza 0 in the West, the release windows have narrowed, but Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which debuted last year, still had a 10-month gap between the Japanese and worldwide releases. Lost Judgment's action-oriented combat Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available now on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, while Lost Judgment comes to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 24. For more on what we thought about Yakuza: Like a Dragon, check out our review here. For more on the history of the Yakuza series, read our retrospective featuring interviews with Nagoshi and other members of the team here. For more information on Nagoshi's career, you can read our profile on him here. [Source: IGN, Sega of America on YouTube]

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    Can you think it’s been a decade since Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs the World exploded onto the screen? Neither can Mark Webber, who discussed the cult classic while promoting his upcoming film The Host to No Words.

    “Oh my God, yeah! Scott Pilgrim is the greatest,” Mark said. “That film means so much if you ask me. Every single person who done that film still means so much if you ask me and is part of my life. Also to have reconnected with everyone – we did a read for charity recently, for Water for folks … also it was so rad to see everyone after these a decade – that is crazy to all or any folks that it’s been a decade. What the f**k? How did that happen?”

    Webber revealed he and the cast knew at the proper time these were making something special.

    “I knew at that time – most of us knew,” he said. “Yeah, it didn’t make the amount of cash it was likely to make at the box office, but most of us knew we made a incredible really, special film. Therefore it feels extra special now having seen the generations of fans and the cult status the film has achieved is merely so rad.”

    The actor then spoke about how exactly the film was experienced by him as both a participant and a fan. “It’s cool in order to watch a film that you’re in and believe that way. Each time I watch the movie it’s just so enjoyable. And having the ability to play my Sex Ba-Bomb albums in the motor car for the youngsters. They’re like, ‘That’s you dad really?’ And I’m like, yeah! It’s awesome pretty. I’m bragging to my pre-teen son that I’ve got 11 million streams on Spotify! Sex Ba-Bomb, this fictional band, ended up succeeding actually. It’s an awesome kick really.”

    Finally, he ended by reiterating his love for cast and crew and his hope that Scott Pilgrim will continue steadily to thrive in the history of pop culture.

    “I really like everyone on that film – most of us have this awesome love for every other. And it’s awesome to see a lot of people rediscovering it and keeping it alive. It’s a bummer as the plan was it had been likely to hit theaters and become re-released, but this example we’re all in right has turned everything ugly now. It’s nice that still, regardless of the re-release not happening, it’s still being honored again.”

    Scott Pilgrim vs. the World starred Michael Cera as Scott Pilgrim, a man who falls hard for Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Ramona Flowers. But to win Ramona’s heart, Scott must face her seven evil exes, including Lucas Lee (Chris Evans), Todd Ingram (Brandon Routh), Roxy Richter (Mae Whitman), and Gideon Graves (Jason Schwartzman). Alison Brie appears as Scott’s evil ex also, Envy Adams, alongside Alison Pill as Kim Pine, Aubrey Plaza as Julie Powers, Kieran Culkin as Wallace Wells, and Ellen Wong as Knives Chau.

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