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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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    Mayans M.C. Renewed for a Fourth Season at FX

    Ahead of the Mayans M.C. Season 3 finale on May 11, FX has officially renewed the Sons of Anarchy spinoff for a fourth season, according to Variety. The next season is expected to debut in 2022. The first three seasons are available to stream on FX on Hulu.“Elgin James, his creative collaborators, this incredible cast and crew delivered on another epic season of Mayans M.C.,” said Nick Grad, president of original programming for FX Entertainment. “Through three seasons, Mayans has told stories that resonate well beyond the border where the club thrives and survives, inviting fans inside their world and giving them a seat at the table.”your brothers always got your back. ride on. @mayansfx has been renewed for season 4. pic.twitter.com/NPwBXLv57L— FX Networks (@FXNetworks) May 3, 2021RELATED: Donald Glover: Atlanta Season 3 is ‘Probably Out’ Early 2022“I am deeply indebted to everyone at FX and 20th for allowing us to continue to tell the stories of the characters that Kurt [Sutter] and I created and whom our cast and crew took to new heights in Season 3,” added James. “In Season 4 we look forward to diving deeper into each character’s truths, exploring the danger of the combustible world they inhabit, and for each writer, cast member, and crew to stake out our place as storytellers.”The series follows the life of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes (JD Pardo), a newly patched member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ and his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) are closer than ever after uncovering the truth behind their mother’s murder while their father Felipe (Edward James Olmos) struggles to reconcile the choices he and his sons have made.Mayans M.C. also stars Ray McKinnon, Carla Baratta, Danny Pino, Michael Irby, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Emilio Rivera, Sarah Bolger and Sulem Calderon.RELATED: FX’s Dave Season 2 Sets Return Date & Guest Stars Including Kevin HartThe 20th Television and FX Productions series is executive produced by co-creators Elgin James and Kurt Sutter along with Michael Dinner.

    Donald Glover: Atlanta Season 3 is ‘Probably Out’ Early 2022

    Fans of FX’s Atlanta have been patiently waiting for more information on the top-rated show’s third season. In a new message on social media, show creator Donald Glover said that fans can expect Atlanta Season 3 sometime in 2022.RELATED: FX’s Atlanta Season 3 Officially Begins Production!“Atlanta Season 3 comes out probably the beginning of next year,” said Glover via a voice note on Twitter (which has since been deleted). The actor, who raps under the name Childish Gambino, went on to state that he isn’t sure when his next musical album will release.Since its release, Atlanta has become one of the most popular shows on television, mainly due to its stellar cast. Atlanta’s 11-episode second season concluded in 2018, and FX planned on the third season launching in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed that. Glover also recently confirmed that production filming on the third season had already begun by posting photographs from the set.Atlanta is created and executive produced by Glover and stars Brian Tyree Henry, LaKeith Stanfield and Zazie Beetz. The series has already taken home two Golden Globe awards in its history and has been renewed for a fourth season, which doesn’t have an estimated date just yet.MORE: Ms. Marvel Set Photos Show First Look at Iman Vellani in CostumeListen to Glover’s comments about Atlanta Season 3 in the audio below:Donald Glover saying that season 3 will be released in the beginning of the next year pic.twitter.com/mr3Grm4Dw6— Maurício 🧪 Rodrigues (@MauricioRodrix) April 30, 2021

    Mayans M.C. Season 3 Trailer: One Wrong Move Could Take up a War

    Mayans M.C. Season 3 trailer: one wrong move could start a war FX has released the full trailer for the upcoming third season of their Sons of Anarchy spinoff series Mayans M.C., providing us a preview of what to expect in the new season as EZ Reyes and the gang deal with the border shutdown. The series is scheduled to make its return on March 16, 2021. Check out the Mayans M.C. Season 3 trailer in the player below! One wrong move could start a war. Watch the SEASON 3 OFFICIAL TRAILER now. #MayansFX returns March 16th. Next day FX on Hulu. pic.twitter.com/g2cWphG0Il — Mayans MC (@MayansFX) February 22, 2021 RELATED: Danny Boyle to Direct Sex Pistols Limited Series For FX Mayans MC is the next chapter in the Sons of Anarchy saga, Kurt Sutter’s award-winning series that was the highest-rated ongoing drama series in FX history for seven seasons. The Mayans were recurring and pivotal players in Sons of Anarchy throughout the show’s seven-year run. Purchase the first season of Mayans here! The spinoff series is set in a post-Jax Teller world, where EZ Reyes, fresh out of prison, is a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Now EZ must carve out his new outlaw identity in a town where he once was the golden boy who had the American Dream within his grasp. RELATED: Taika Waititi’s New Comedy Reservation Dogs Gets a Series Order at FX Mayans MC stars Edward James Olmos, JD Pardo, Sarah Bolger, Clayton Cardenas, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Raoul Trujillo, Antonio Jaramillo, and Carla Baratta. Noberto Barba directed the pilot and will be an Executive Producer, with Sutter serving as Executive Producer and Elgin James serving as Co-Executive Producer. The series is produced by Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

    Fargo Creator Noah Hawley Talks Alien Miniseries He Pitched to FX 

    Fargo Creator Noah Hawley Talks Alien Miniseries He Pitched to FX During an interview with Observer, Emmy winner and Fargo series creator Noah Hawley discussed the Alien miniseries he had pitched to FX in 2019, with a specific focus on the “human drama.” RELATED: Fargo Season 4 First Look Dives Deeper Into the 1950s Set Story “Alien is on some level the complete opposite of Star Trek,” Hawley told the outlet. “It’s sort of about humanity at its worst. There’s this moment in the second film when Sigourney says, ‘I don’t know which species is worse. At least they don’t screw each other over for a percentage.’ If you look at what Aliens tends to be, it’s usually a trapped story – trapped in a ship, trapped in a prison, etc. And because the Alien has this life cycle to it, where it goes from egg, to chestburster, to xenomorph, there becomes a certain routine to it.” “I thought it would be interesting if you could expand,” he continued. “If you’re going to make something for television, you’ve got 10 hours let’s say. Even if you have a lot of action, like two hours, then you’re still going to have eight hours left. So what is the show about? That’s what I tried to talk to them about. As I did with Legion, the exercise is: Let’s take the superhero stuff out of the show and see if it’s still a great show. What’s the show about? Let’s take the Alien out of the show. What’s the show about? What are the themes, who are the characters and what is the human drama? Then we drop the aliens back in and we go, ‘This is great. Not only is there great human drama, but there’s aliens!’” RELATED: Black Narcissus Trailer Sets November Premiere for New FX Miniseries What do you think about Hawley’s idea for a new miniseries set within the Alien universe? Do you hope to see the pitch come to fruition one day? Sound off in the comments below!

    Mandatory Streamers: Fargo Returns For a fresh Story Occur the 1950s

    Mandatory Streamers: Fargo Returns For a New Story Set in the 1950s Welcome to Mandatory Streamers, our column covering the best new streaming content coming your way every week! For the week of September 21, Fargo returns with a new installment in the Golden Globe and Emmy winning anthology series led by Chris Rock and set in the 1950s. Check out the best shows debuting and returning online this week as well as the latest renewal announcements below, and be sure to visit our mother site Mandatory by clicking here! FX Fargo, Season 4 Premiere: In 1950, at the end of two great American migrations — that of Southern Europeans from countries like Italy, who came to the US at the turn of the last century and settled in northern cities like New York, Chicago — and African Americans who left the south in great numbers to escape Jim Crow and moved to those same cities — you saw a collision of outsiders, all fighting for a piece of the American dream. In Kansas City, Missouri, two criminal syndicates have struck an uneasy peace. One Italian, one African American. Together they control an alternate economy – that of exploitation, graft, and drugs. This too is the history of America. To cement their peace, the heads of both families have traded their eldest sons. Emmy winner Chris Rock plays the head of one family, a man who — in order to prosper — has surrendered his oldest boy to his enemy, and who must, in turn, raise his son’s enemy as his own. It’s an uneasy peace, but profitable. And then the head of the Kansas City mafia goes into the hospital for routine surgery and dies. And everything changes. It’s a story of immigration and assimilation and the things we do for money. And as always, a story of basically decent people who are probably in over their heads. You know, Fargo. Award-winning creator, showrunner, writer, and director Noah Hawley returns for the new season, along with Joel & Ethan Coen, Warren Littlefield, and John Cameron returning as executive producers. The new installment in the anthology series will debut on Sunday, September 27, and will be available to stream on FX on Hulu. [embedded content] Amazon Prime Video Utopia, Series Premiere: Based on the British series of the same name written by Dennis Kelly, the drama mystery focuses on a group of young adults who meet online and are mercilessly hunted by a shadowy deep state organization after they come into possession of a near-mythical cult underground graphic novel. They discover the conspiracy theories in the comic’s pages may actually be real and forced into the dangerous, unique, and ironic position of saving the world. Starring John Cusack (1408), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Cory Michael Smith (Gotham), and Sasha Lane (Hellboy), the Gillian Flynn-created adaptation will premiere on Friday, September 25. [embedded content] Apple TV+ Tehran, Series Premiere: In the new drama thriller directed and co-created by Daniel Syrkin and starring Niv Sultan, Shaun Toub, and Navid Negahban, Tamar (Sultan) is a Mossad hacker-agent who infiltrates Tehran under a false identity to help destroy Iran’s nuclear reactor. But when her mission fails and she’s trapped in a new life, Tamar must plan an operation that will place everyone dear to her in jeopardy. The series will begin streaming on Friday, September 25.  Renewals Harley Quinn, Season 3: HBO Max has renewed the popular adult-animated series Harley Quinn for a Season 3, with a return in late 2021! The first two seasons are available to stream now on DC Universe and HBO Max. Power Book II: Ghost, Season 2: Starz has renewed the Power spinoff series Power Book II: Ghost for a second season! The early renewal comes after the series became the network’s most-watched new show with record-breaking multiplatform views in its debut week.

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