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Jul 202022

We’ve known for a while now that Yakuza 8 is in development, but now we got our first look at it.

Not a trailer, not official screenshots… but rather, off-screen footage during a tour of RGG Studio.

MMA fighter Mikuru Asakura will appear in Yakuza 8, and he posted a video about getting the part in the game that includes a studio tour.

(People have been referring to this as a leak, but it’s clearly not a leak; this is an intentional tease.)

During the tour, they briefly show work being done on a new scene for Yakuza 8 that provides glimpses of Ichiban, Adachi, and Nanba. This part occurs at around 10:26 in the video.

Notably, Ichiban has a new hairstyle here, although when you see him from behind, you can tell it’s not short hair but rather a ponytail. Judging by this fan’s translation of the subtitles, it looks as though Adachi and Nanba have come looking for Ichiban, who is now using his Hero’s Bat to hang clothes on.

I haven’t played Yakuza 7 yet, but I’m working on it. I’m currently on the first part of Yakuza 5.

According to Gematsu, a new city will appear in Yakuza 8 and RGG Studio also has a separate title currently in development. I wonder if that could be one of the “unannounced titles” mentioned last November.

Still not the big reveal we’ve been waiting for, but it’s nice to see a tease of Yakuza 8 in development nevertheless. Are you looking forward to Yakuza 8?

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  3 Responses to “Our First Glimpse of Yakuza 8”

  1. Hell yeah. Yakuza 0 is still the only one I played but I loved it. Will definitely check out more of them in the future.

  2. […] they’ve already confirmed and even teased Yakuza 8, that feels like the most likely possibility, the first actual trailer for the next Yakuza […]

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