Ghost of Tsushima proved to the Japanese video game industry that gamers can enjoy content that contains historical facts about their country.
Last year Toshihiro Nagoshi, creator of the Yakuza series, was very excited about the launch of the Sucker Punch game. He even went so far as to say that the title must have been developed by Japanese.
Now it is Daisuke Sato, producer of Yakuza and Binary Domain, who said in an interview for the French portal Game Blog, that after the success of Ghost of Tsushima, we could see the launch of two spin-offs of the Yakuza franchise.
These are: Kenzan (Ryū ga Gotoku Kenzan ) and Ishin! (Ryū ga Gotoku Ishin ) . Games that arrived in 2008 and 2014 respectively and remaining exclusive to Japan.
The reasons why they stayed in Japan is because before the arrival of Ghost of Tsushima, SEGA believed that Western players were not going to enjoy games that touched on historical periods in Japan such as the aforementioned Yakuza spin-offs.
Likewise, Daisuke Sato pointed out that after the launch of Yakuza 0, the studio was focused on remastering the main games of the franchise.
The Yakuza franchise is in its prime
After many years of having remained an exclusive PlayStation franchise. The Yakuza series has made the leap to other platforms such as Xbox and PC.
Currently, you can find the top 6 games available on Game Pass so you can learn about the history of Kiryu Kazuma, his relationship with the Japanese mafia and a series of bizarre events that make the franchise unique.
Similarly, Yakuza: Like a Dragon is also available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC, the latest installment in the franchise that brought a new protagonist and a renewed playable system geared more towards the RPG genre. .
A new live-action movie is being developed by SEGA.