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
    Home Tags 1091 pictures

    1091 pictures

    Exclusive 1 Night in San Diego Trailer Starring Jenna Ushkowitz & Laura Ashley Samuels

    Exclusive 1 Night in San Diego Trailer Starring Jenna Ushkowitz & Laura Ashley Samuels ComingSoon.net is debuting the official trailer for the upcoming comedy 1 Night in San Diego, starring Jenna Ushkowitz (Glee), Laura Ashley Samuels (Modern Family), and Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas). You can check out the trailer now in the player below! RELATED: Exclusive The Planters Trailer For 1091 Pictures’ New Dark Comedy Ushkowitz and Samuels star as BFFs Hannah and Brooklyn in this raunchy comedy. Hannah, a former reality TV starlet, and Brooklyn, her conscious cuddling best friend, hit the road to San Diego to reconnect with an old high school crush, Christian. When he turns out to be super lame, the pair take back the night and go HAM in San Diego. Hannah gets recognized in the club by two fans, Kelsey and Delia, played by Alexandra Daddario and Kelsey Douglas, and the quad hits the town. Things don’t go as planned for Hannah and Brooklyn and their trip turns into a night of chaos, debauchery, and ultimately tests the deepest bonds of their friendship. The movie is written and directed by Penelope Lawson (Wilde Eastern, Numb) RELATED: Exclusive Tar Trailer From 1091 Pictures’ New Horror Feature 1 Night in San Diego will be available to purchase or rent on VOD platforms on November 17 from 1091 Pictures.

    Must Read

    Get notified on updates    OK No thanks