Sega has announced the development of Yakuza 5 and the formation of Yakuza Studio.
Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi heads up the new team. According to Japanese magazine Famitsu (translated by Andriasang), Yakuza Studio is not a Yakuza-exclusive developer, despite its name. In fact, its first game is Binary Domain.
Following that game's launch, Yakuza Studio will create Yakuza Black Panther 2 for PlayStation Portable, the sequel to the PSP spin-off. In Japan it launches in spring 2012.
Five million Yakuza games have been shipped globally, Sega has announced.
SEGA has finally decided that it will release Yakuza 2 in Europe sometime this year.
Those of you with sneaky eyes will have noticed two fresh samplers for Yakuza 3 on the Japanese PlayStation Store.
SEGA has confirmed that Yakuza 2 will make its Western debut in the US next year. However, there's still no news of a possible European release.
SEGA has confirmed to Eurogamer that Yakuza 3 is in development for PS3.
It's due for a Spring release next year in Japan, but is currently unconfirmed for Europe.
Details on the new offering are still scarce, but we expect to be plunged once more into the criminal underbelly of Japan to explore, investigate and fight our way to victory and respect.