New IP from Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, the Yakuza studio, in development

SEGA has released their 2018 performance summary, which falls under the “Road to 2020” initiative, and among the information contained within is a confirmation that Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, the creators of Yakuza, are working on an “unannounced new title” which falls under the New IP section. For comparison, other New IP in this section include Kotodaman and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – the former being a smartphone game and the latter being a console game.

Longtime Ryu ga Gotoku Studio fans might remember their previous attempt at a new original IP, Binary Domain. Binary Domain wasn’t the success Ryu ga Gotoku Studio had hoped it would be (in my opinion, part of the blame falls on SEGA badly marketing it in the west), but it is great to see that the studio is hard at work on another new IP.

Remember, it took Sonic Team a few attempts at original non-Sonic IPs before they found success, so here’s hoping Ryu ga Gotoku Studio’s next attempt is a success!


2 responses to “New IP from Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, the Yakuza studio, in development

  1. Zylo:Mark III says:

    I would hate for them to use the tagline “From the studio behind the Yakuza series…” but if it’s necessary for them to promote this new IP, then so be it. I just hope they budget accordingly and market properly; things I feel can either make or break a new IP.

  2. Albert says:

    I’m quite curious what the author is referring to in the last paragraph. What was Sonic teams successful IP aside from Sonic?

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