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SEGA's Next Yakuza Game Will Be On PS4, Stars A New Protagonist

SEGA's Next Yakuza Game Will Be On PS4, Stars A New Protagonist

SEGA has confirmed work on a new Yakuza game for PlayStation 4. Details of the new game are currently pretty thin, though, with the official title and release date still unconfirmed.

However, we do know that the protagonist will be Ichiban Kasuga, and the developer is currently planning open auditions for his partner. This might sound familiar to Yakuza fans, as Shin Ryu Ga Gotoku was first announced in August 2017, but the project has been little heard from since. This latest news solidifies that it is still in production, and that it's aiming for this generation of consoles.

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The fact that the name is still unconfirmed suggests that this new game won't be Yakuza 7, and instead a spinoff from the main series.

Ichiban Kasuga is also set to appear in Ryu Ga Gotoku Online
Ichiban Kasuga is also set to appear in Ryu Ga Gotoku Online

Gematsu reports on details of the open audition, revealing SEGA is looking for someone who is aged 20 or older. Interestingly, the role seems to be being treated more as a prize than a job, with the successful applicant receiving one million yen in prize money, albeit with the expectation that they take part in promotional activities. SEGA has run open auditions in the past, but never for a main character.

It certainly appears that SEGA is getting ready to start opening up about the project, considering this open audition is such a public move. Though, with PlayStation not attending E3 this year, we might be waiting until the Tokyo Game Show in September to hear much more about the project.

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Featured Image Credit: SEGA

Topics: video games, Sega, gamingbible, Yakuza

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

 

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