The creator of Yakuza reveals a little more about the next game he will propose with his new development studio.
Early this year, Toshihiro Nagoshi announced the creation of his new studio under the patronage of the Chinese publisher NetEase. A studio that also includes former veterans of Sega who worked for the Yakuza series.
A new title is currently in production at the studio and Nagoshi has revealed a bit about the direction he wants to take in an interview with the German magazine 4Players.
A Tarantino-like game
The new franchise that Nagoshi and his team are currently working on is still quite mysterious. However, today, its creator reveals a little of his ambitions. And, as he described it, his new project does not seem to deviate too much from the Yakuza formula.
So he wants to create a game where violence will be a significant part of the game. However, it should not be cold, there would also be drama and humor. In fact, Nagoshi would rather take Tarantino’s films as a reference.
Here is what was said, among other things:
Of course, I can’t say too much about our game yet, but I can give a rough idea: it will definitely contain violence as a game element, but I don’t want to go too much in the direction of thriller or even horror[…]. I want my game to be more like a Quentin Tarantino movie – so there can be some humor. Something that’s just intimidating or just bloody and brutal doesn’t work for me – I want a human touch, a little bit of craziness and a little bit of seriousness, that’s what I’m craving right now.
Although Nagoshi obviously wants to reveal more, that’s all we’ll have to make do with for now. However, according to him, we shouldn’t have to wait very long for his game to be revealed to the public. At the Tokyo Game Show? Not sure, it could be too early. We’ll see.