It looks like Toshihiro Nagoshi has been hard at work since he left Sega, and now we have the first bits on what the Yakuza creator’s new game will be like.
Nagoshi spoke about the motivations for his new game, stating that he wanted it to follow the formula that makes the Yakuza games so popular: violence, drama, and humor.
“Of course, I can’t reveal 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,” Nagoshi said to German site 4Players (via VGC)
The Yakuza creator said he wants his game to be “more like a Quentin Tarantino film – so there can be humor. Something that’s just intimidating or just bloody and brutal doesn’t suit my taste – I want a human touch, a bit of silliness and a bit of seriousness, that’s what I’m in the mood for at the moment.”
When 4Players asked when fans will be able to see Nagoshi’s new project he said: “Again, I have to be vague. But it’s like this: If I have an idea and want to realize it – then it soon bubbles out of me,” he said.
He continued, “I’m not the type who can hold something like that back for long. So, you probably won’t have to wait too much longer…. Or rather: I think I will go public with it much sooner than other developers would!”
The Yakuza creator left Sega after 30 years to start his new studio, Nagoshi Studio, with Chinese company NetEase Games. When asked by 4Players why he made the change he replied that he wasn’t interested in becoming a CEO of Sega and would much rather continue being a game designer and game maker.