Toshihiro Nagoshi, executive producer at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, and Kazuki Hosokawa, producer at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, have confirmed that future Yakuza games will use the same turn-based combat system as Yakuza: Like a Dragon. Speaking to IGN, the pair confirmed that Yakuza games will be turn-based going forward and that the Judgement series will feature the “signature action gameplay”.
Here’s what the pair had to say to IGN:
The Yakuza series has been transformed into a turn-based RPG. On the other hand, over the year, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio has accumulated resources and know-how of making flashy and exhilarating action games that are effortless to enjoy. We decided that we should let our signature action gameplay live on through Lost Judgement.