Also known as 龍が如く, the Yakuza series of games can be considered one of the more popular console franchises coming out from Japan. Recently, developer SEGA announced Yakuza Online, which is built for PC and mobile devices. Slated to launch sometime in 2018, Yakuza Online takes place after the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, introducing a new lead character named Ichiban Kasuga.
SEGA currently describes Yakuza Online as a “dramatic conflict RPG”, but without any actual game screenshots, it is really hard to imagine what it would play like. Back to the new lead character, Ichiban Kasuga is 40 years old, and returns to Kamurocho after spending 17 years in prison. How will his yakuza ties come into play? What kind of betrayal will he find out? Stay tuned for more news!