It really is Yakuza week at SPOnG. Not only has Yakuza 3 finally been released in the West, and not only is Yakuza 4 just round the corner for Japanese gamers, but Sega has also teased that it is working on another game in the gangster series.Famitsu
) reports that "Project K
" was announced at an event in Tokyo last night. Series director - and fantastically tanned man - Toshihiro Nagoshi is taking the helm with what is suspected to be a spinoff title in Kazuma Kiryu's troubled universe.
A teaser video showed the familiar setting of Kamurocho, with a "young man" walking the streets in the rain. Throughout the trailer, the following phrases flew by the screen; "The boy knew the graveness of the crimes he continued to commit / The boy doesn't know that cruel fate awaits / But the boy knows that fighting is his destiny."
If we were to put our guessing hats on, we'd say it sounds an awful lot like a prequel starring a young Kazuma. But maybe it's a story involving a brand new character. No platforms and release dates were announced for the game, but we'd be surprised if it wasn't heading for the PlayStation 3 at least.