New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Nagoshi gives a bit of insight on new game + original Yakuza

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PostNew Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Nagoshi gives a bit of insight on new game + original Yakuza
by Saint of Killers » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:42 pm



I guess this will be replacing Yakuza 7.

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PostRe: New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga
by Fuzzy Dunlop » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:53 pm

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PostRe: New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Cinematic trailer only
by Saint of Killers » Sat Aug 26, 2017 4:08 pm

*Googles Ichiban*

Ichiban (一番) means 'number 1' in Japanese. The Japanese language has numerous numeric suffixes that are used depending on the subject matter;[1] "-ban" is only one of many ways to turn "ichi" ("one") into "first".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ichiban


I see why some found humour in his name.

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Prologue with english subs!
by Saint of Killers » Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:10 pm


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S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Prologue with english subs!
by Seven » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:38 pm

Yeees more Yakuza

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PostRe: New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Nagoshi gives a bit of general insight on new game+OG Yakuza
by Saint of Killers » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:31 am

There's a long feature on Toshihiro Nagoshi and his games in the latest issue of Edge. He talks about the original Yakuza and the latest game.

New Yakuza Project:

It will still be quite hardcore at the beginning, but I want the player to think "Oh this game seems really interesting" - that's what I'm aiming for this time. That goes for the technology too, though I don't want to say more as it will spoil the fun. By introducing a new and more current systems, I'd like to increase the number of players. And if I do that, I can re-introducing Kiryu-san to some new fans. That would be ideal.


Yakuza 1:


It became difficult for Japanese companies to compete with western games of high quality and big budgets (...) if we wanted to do, it would have to be sports, or military, or fantasy (...)and it would need to release worldwide. (...) since everyone was thinking the same things, everyone was making similar games (laughs).
But I thought it wasn't right to follow that direction. So, first, I abandoned the idea of selling worldwide. Next, I decided I wouldn't mind if female players didn't like the game; then that no children were allowed. When I decided all that, the only target left was the japanese male.

My bosses took some convincing. I did a presentation twice, and didn't get approval. (...)
Sega was struggling for cash and was very close to bankruptcy, so it merged with Sammy. As soon as it happened, I went to see the new owner and presented the game to him, looking for his approval. Professionally, this was highly irregular and quite wrong. But I knew if the owner said "yes", it would be good for the entire company. (...)
I got his approval, but our CEO was really mad about it (laughs). He said it was unfair.

I've never said this before, but while we released this game with Sony, I'd done presentations about it to Microsoft and Nintendo. Back then they said "No we don't want it." Now they say, "We want it!" (laughs) They didn't understand the reason why I created it.

I'm often asked how I did all the research, but it's Japanese culture (...) but I did some of my own, yes. I like drinking. I also like women. I was having lots of fun in my life for a long time - whether to shake off my stress from work, or deepen the connection with my subordinates. (...) I learned a lot of interesting stories from the people I met. And some surprising stories, and some sad ones. They became elements of Yakuza's story. The name Kiryu is one of them (...). I often do that in my games - I use the name of a person I liked or who looked after me well. I still do that today.


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| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)
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PostRe: New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Nagoshi gives a bit of insight on new game + original Yakuza
by Trelliz » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:32 am

Jeez, I've only just gotten into the series from the beginning with Yakuza 0 - at this rate I'll never catch up. Also I wonder if this resurgence in popularity might mean the historical Edo period spinoff games will finally get localised to the west.

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PostRe: New Yakuza Series Project - Starring Ichiban Kasuga - Nagoshi gives a bit of insight on new game + original Yakuza
by Saint of Killers » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:25 pm

Trelliz wrote:Jeez, I've only just gotten into the series from the beginning with Yakuza 0 - at this rate I'll never catch up. Also I wonder if this resurgence in popularity might mean the historical Edo period spinoff games will finally get localised to the west.


Some fans seem to think that's just one Yakuza too many. I like to think, that, if there's ever a lull in Yakuza games, they'll think about a western release of Ishin. Maybe next gen?

| (•_•)| S: This is the best date I've been on since my last date. PB: This is not a date.
S: Neither was the last one. It was a robbery. M: Really? S: Yeah. She stole my heart. And my crown. (❍ᴥ❍ʋ)

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