Yakuza creator forms new studio
Toshihiro Nagoshi will be joined by core Yakuza staff to form Ryu ga Gotoku Studio
Yakuza and Super Monkeyball creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has formed a new studio within Sega, Andriasang reports.
According to an interview with Nagoshi in Famitsu magazine, the studio will be called "Ryu ga Gotoku Studio" - named for the Japanese language title of the Yakuza series.
However, Ryu ga Gotoku Studio is working on projects outside of the Yakuza franchise: its first release will be the multi-platform squad-based shooter Binary Domain, with Yakuza Black Panther 2 for PSP to follow.
Nagoshi will be joined by Masayoshi Kikuchi, Daisuke Sato, Yojiro Ogawa and Masayoshi Yokoyama. The studio will begin recruiting soon.