Toshihiro Nagoshi shares Yakuza 5 tidbits

New cities are being considered alongside Kamurocho, including Sapporo and Osaka; Kiryu Kazuma will still be in the game.

While the Yakuza (or Ryu ga Gotoku) series has earned positive reception and sold adequately well in North America, it is a hugely celebrated series in its homeland of Japan. Recently, series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi shared a few small details about the upcoming Yakuza 5 in a live morning Nico Nico Video broadcast.

Yakuza 5 will still be set in Kamurocho and in a yet-to-be-determined new city.

According to a report on Japanese gaming site Andriasang, Yakuza 5's setting will still be in the city of Kamurocho, alongside a new digital re-creation of another Japanese city. Candidates for the new city include Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka.

Main series hero Kazuma Kiryu will still be in the game, with Nagoshi stating that it wouldn't be a Yakuza series without him. The creator also stated that he would like to insert a prequel chapter that details the formation of the Tojo Clan, which was the focal Yakuza clan of the series.

Nagoshi did not talk about whether he will include a hostess component, nor did he mention whether the game will have multiple protagonists as was the case in Yakuza 4. For more information about the latest Yakuza title that will be localised in English, check out GameSpot's coverage of Yakuza: Dead Souls.

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19 comments
j1965
j1965

great game!!

Harrymanhunter1
Harrymanhunter1

HollowNinja is a My Little Pony fan.Anybody watches that ****** show,his comments should not be taken seriously.

cr8ive
cr8ive

Damnit, they can't give us a taste of hostesses and just take it away!! ... we only had 1 game with the cabaret club!! If anything, they should add a hot-coffee mode :)))

Soothsayer42
Soothsayer42

@HollowNinja wow ur so annoying... go play minecraft

Raxyman
Raxyman

That's SEGA for you.

Legolas_Katarn
Legolas_Katarn

Great news, and good to see another city being added.

shalashaska88
shalashaska88

er, guys, English teacher here. The title is not wrong, titbits is british, tidbits is american. :)

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Yakuza is one of the few reasons left to own a console. It would be nice if it wasn't console exclusive anymore, though.

SanjuroGT
SanjuroGT

they better keep everything from the japanese version i do not want to see a stripped down version like they did with Yakuza 3

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

Yakuza 5, now features awesome t*ts :P

NoLifeGamin
NoLifeGamin

Where are the t*ts!? This article is a LIE!!!

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

I am kinda over Kazuma and Kamurocho. No offense, I LOVED 3 but I would like to see them aproach the series from a completely new angle.

hobotech64
hobotech64

No, don't fix the title. It's too awesome.

Megamandrew
Megamandrew

Uh, it's "tidbits", not "titbits". You guys might want to fix that.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

i just got done beating Yakuza of the end so i cant waitt

momoh410
momoh410

Oh YEAH!!!! YAKUZA 5!!!!!!!