Ryu ga Gotoku Studio Announces Leadership Change

Sega’s Ryu ga Gotoku Studio posted an announcement regarding leadership changes at the Yakuza series developer. Studio Head Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Daisuke Sato are both leaving the developer and Sega as a whole. Masayoshi Yokoyama will take over as Executive Producer and Director of Ryu ga Gotoku Studio as part of its restructuring, with a photo showing the seven new lead members below. Messages from all three are posted on the studio’s official website.

In his message, Masayoshi Yokoyama revealed that development is underway in a new mainline title for the Yakuza series. The game will be a sequel to Yakuza: Like a Dragon and continue following the story of its protagonist Ichiban Kasuga.


(left to right)
Takayuki Sorimachi, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio Animation Director
Yutaka Ito, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio Technical Manager and Lost Judgment Director
Ryosuke Horii, Yakuza series Chief Director
Masayoshi Yokoyama, Director of Ryu ga Gotoku Studio / Executive Producer
Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Yakuza series Chief Producer
Nobuaki Mitake, Yakuza series Art Director
Daisuke Fukagawa, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio Visual Design and Cutscene Director


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