Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed during a SEGA livestream that they will be revealing the team's new intellectual property (IP) at Tokyo Game Show next month.
According to Nagoshi, this is an IP three years in the making. Will it be sci-fi horror? Your guess is as good as ours at this point. For sure it's being developed for home consoles but that's about all we know so far. Nagoshi further teased by saying it's going to be "something completely different," so it's safe to assume it's not a crime drama.
The Yakuza team at SEGA has been working on Yakuza for years, and this will be their first non-Yakuza game since 2012, when they shipped the cult third person shooter Binary Domain. This week's Yakuza Kiwami 2 is just the latest in the franchise, which, having gained significant momentum puts the team in a most opportune position to announce their new project.
There's no word on how SEGA will present this new IP, but we're definitely going to keep an eye out when Tokyo Game Show kicks off on the weekend of September 20.