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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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    Olivia Colman in Talks For Sam Mendes’ Romance Drama Empire of Light

    Olivia Colman in Talks For Sam Mendes' Romance Drama Empire of Light

    Olivia Colman in talks for Sam Mendes’ romance drama Empire of Light

    Over per year following the critical and box office success of 1917 , acclaimed director Sam Mendes has finally found his next major directing project by means of an enchanting drama film titled Empire of Light . Searchlight Pictures has boarded the project officially, with Academy Award-winning actress Olivia Colman in negotiations to lead the feature.

    If the deal through push, Empire of Light would be the British actress’ latest collaboration with Searchlight after 2018’s The Favourite . Furthermore, this can mark the reunion project between Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins also, who earned his second Oscar for his focus on 1917 .

    “I’ve always been an admirer of Searchlight and the dynamic way they will have produced and released a few of the best theatrical releases of modern times,” Mendes said in a statement (via The Wrap). “This project is quite near my heart, and I couldn’t become more delighted that it has found its ideal home.”

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    Empire of Light has been referred to as a love story which will be occur and around a lovely old cinema on the South Coast of England. The film will be directed by Mendes from the screenplay he wrote. The studio happens to be likely to release the film in nov 2022.

    “Sam has written a perfect cinematic drama that captured our hearts from page one. He could be a masterful filmmaker, and we turn to dealing with him forward, Pippa, and Roger also to reunite with the fantastic Olivia with this truly special film,” Searchlight’s David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said.pippa and

    Mendes Harris are set to create through their Neal Street Productions. The project will undoubtedly be overseen by Searchlight’s Presidents of Production, Television and film Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum alongside Searchlight Pictures UK’s Head of  Development & Production, Katie Goodson-Thomas.

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    Olivia Colman first gained recognition on her behalf critically-acclaimed performances in Television shows such as for example THE NIGHT TIME Manager and Fleabag with the initial one earning her, her first Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Miniseries. On her behalf performance in Yorgos Lanthimos’ black comedy film The Favourite , she won her first Oscar Award for Best Actress and her second Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy.

    She’ll next be observed in drama films such as for example Maggie Gyllenhaal’s The Lost Daughter and the Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday along with Netflix and Sony’s animated film,  The Mitchells vs. the Machines that is set to premiere later this month.

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