Yakuza 8 off-screen footage revealed, mixed martial artist Mikuru Asakura to appear

    Adachi, Nanba, and Kasuga appear.

    The first off-screen footage of Yakuza 8 was revealed in a Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio tour by MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura, who confirms his role in the new title.

    SEGA and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio confirmed Yakuza 8 was in development following the departures of Toshihiro Nagoshi and Daisuke Sato. The studio was restructured with appointed president Masayoshi Yokoyama at the helm, a development veteran for the Yakuza series.

    During the studio tour, SEGA president Haruki Satomi and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio president Masayoshi Yokoyama offers Asakura a role in Yakuza 8. He accepted the offer in the video, and more details about the new game were revealed alongside footage.

    Yakuza 8 features a new city, and another brand new game is in development at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio according to Satomi and Yokoyama. The off-screen footage shows Ichiban Kasuga, Koichi Adachi, and Yu Nanba during a cutscene. Following the footage, Asakura goes in for his 3D modeling shoot.

    The studio tour is available below through Asakura’s official YouTube channel.

    Yakuza 8 and Yakuza: Like a Dragon 2 are tentative titles for the Japanese and English releases respectively. Once development progresses further, more details will be shared including release dates, titles, and platforms.

    Yakuza: Like a Dragon is available now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC via Steam. The latest RGG Studio title, Lost Judgment, is available now for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S. Lastly, reviews for the full game and DLC are available below:

    Soul Kiwami
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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Managing Editor of Final Weapon and a Games Writer at Game Rant with four years of writing and editing experience. Raul is passionate about the Japanese gaming industry, and he's a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs, and fighting games. business email: [email protected]

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