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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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    Kevin Steverson’s Salvage Title Acquired by Hideout Pictures

    Kevin Steverson’s Salvage Title Acquired by Hideout Pictures Just two years after hitting shelves, Kevin Steverson’s sci-fi epic novel Salvage Title has been acquired by Average Joes Entertainment’s Hideout Pictures to be developed into a feature film, according to Deadline. RELATED: The Kane Chronicles: Netflix Adapting Rick Riordan’s Trilogy Novel Into Films Published in 2018 and the first in the novel trilogy of the same name, the story follows Harmon Tomeral, an orphan-turned-space academy pilot who faces an uphill battle as he desires to head to space. He and his friend enter in a Top Fleet Marine competition to compete for the grand prize of 100,000 credits, which would just be enough to start their own salvage company, but they two must build a mech worth of competition. With the fleet showing disinterest in Harmon, he must team up with his friends to go against regulations to salvage parts and try to become the best. The film adaptation is set to be penned by graphic novelist Doug Wagner, well-known for creating the Image Comics’ limited series Plastic, with Hideout Pictures CEO Shannon Houchins attached to produce alongside Trevor O’Neil and Potsy Ponciroli. Click here to purchase the first novel in Steverson’s trilogy! “Kevin is a tremendous storyteller and we had been tracking Salvage Title knowing that Doug is the perfect person to adapt the property for the television/film,” Houchins said in a statement. RELATED: Neil Widener and Gavin James Set to Pen Hot Wheels Movie Adaptation Steverson’s work becomes the second novel Hideout has acquired for a feature film adaptation after the production banner landed the rights to the graphic novel series Kill Whitey Donovan last year. Hideout has recently become known for providing financing on a number of projects with big names attached including Jay & Silent Bob Reboot and the Omar Epps and Kate Walsh-starring 3022.

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