Sunday, May 9, 2021

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]
More

    Latest Posts

    Don’t Look Up: DiCaprio, Streep, Chalamet & More Join Adam McKay’s Comedy

    Don't Look Up: DiCaprio, Streep, Chalamet & More Join Adam McKay's Comedy

    Don’t Look Up: DiCaprio, Streep, Chalamet & More Join Adam McKay’s Comedy

    According to Deadline, Adam McKay’s comedy Don’t Look Up has added Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name), Ariana Grande (Scream Queens), Jonah Hill (The Wolf of Wall Street), Himesh Patel (Yesterday), Kid Cudi (Bill & Ted Face the Music), Matthew Perry (The Ron Clark Story), and Tomer Sisley (Balthazar) to its cast. The group will be joining the previously announced Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), and Rob Morgan (Mudbound) in the Netflix feature.

    RELATED: Caste: Ava DuVernay Writing & Directing Feature Adaptation at Netflix

    Don’t Look Up will be written and directed by Adam McKay, who is also set as a producer Hyperobject Industries banner with Kevin Messick. The film will center on two low-level astronomers who have to embark on a media tour to warn mankind of an approaching asteroid that is going to destroy Earth. According to Variety, Lawrence and DiCaprio are expected to play the two astronomers but the streamer has not yet confirmed the roles.

    McKay has had a successful run in the satire genre over the past few years, earning one Oscar nomination and one win for 2016’s The Big Short and three Oscar nominations for 2018’s Vice, including Best Picture.

    RELATED: Hillbilly Elegy Trailer Starring Gabriel Basso, Amy Adams & Glenn Close

    Don’t Look Up is expected to begin filming before the end of the year.

    (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, Christopher Polk/Getty Images for TNT & Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)

    Latest Posts

    Don't Miss

    Get notified on updates    OK No thanks