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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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    On April 8 start your personal alchemy shop with Potion Party

    Aspiring alchemists, prepare yourself to mark your calendar if you value couch party and co-op games. On April 8 potion Party involves PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

    In Potion Party you’re who owns an alchemy shop. To fulfill your customers you should brew and sell colorful potions. With the amount of money you earn, expand your shop, and purchase new tools, furniture, and characters. But wait, parties are better with friends! So get right up to three other players together and also have an incredible evening with this particular crazy and chaotic party game.

    Potion Types

    Customers want various kinds of potions. Potions differ by color and size. Require a green potion? Mix a yellow and a blue just. Require a black one? That will require one to prepare some coal.

    Building the shop

    When you begin your shop, it’ll down be empty and run. It’s your task to include furniture, tools, and decorations to the store. Step-by-step, your shop shall improve and offer more methods to create various potions. Each new stage introduces new what to use and challenges to overcome.


    When you’re not actively helping a person, use downtime in your favor. Pre-produce some potions and put them in your storage space. Next time a person needs one of these brilliant potions, you have one accessible already. It’s also advisable to involve some candy prepared to make customers happy that require to wait just a little longer. When playing in co-op mode especially, managing your shop storage space can be an important task to obtain customers served as fast as possible.

    Reduce the chances of monsters

    Shortly, you shall get unwanted visitors. Slimes, thieves and ghosts of different kinds will invade your store and make an effort to stop your organization. All of them must be handled to eliminate them differently. Don’t let them dominate your shop.

    Play with different characters

    It is possible to unlock around 12 different fantasy characters in the overall game. Each character includes a unique special ability which makes them valuable for several tasks. These abilities could be leveled around become stronger also.

    playing together, it’s far better assemble a team that complements one another. Have Mary sell the potions to the client as she gains extra tips. Grifryt is most beneficial for brewing the potions because they can be created by him considerably faster than other characters. Zeph is really a speedy allrounder that may get zoom from the to B to greatly help out in the shop. Each character has best roles that fit them.

    Play together or against one another

    It is possible to play the complete game and unlock all stages alone, items, and build-up your store. However, you shall have probably the most fun when using others. Play as well as them in co-op mode and split the tasks in your shop to obtain additional potions sold with time. 

    It is possible to compete with friends and family in the unlockable versus mode also. Two teams (a couple of players each), will face off to end up being the potion masters. It’s about obtaining the right potion ready prior to the other team does. Only the initial team that sells the potion to the client will score a genuine point.

    Unlike other games, Potion Party targets simple controls. Everything is handled with an individual action button. This makes the overall game super accessible. One button and something analog stick just. Level of skill shouldn’t hold anyone back from fulfilling their potion-making dreams.

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    Potion Party is produced by RP Games, and published and ported to PlayStation by FusionPlay. Both are located in Leipzig, Germany. FusionPlay and RP Games worked together when making and testing game mechanics closely, balancing the overall game and optimizing it for PlayStation. Hopefully you as well as your crew have great chemistry when Potion Party hits PS4 and PS5 April 8.

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