Nagoshi promises gameplay changes for Yakuza 5

In a press conference today following the announcements of Yakuza 5 for PS3, Yakuza Black Panther 2 for PSP and a dedicated internal Yakuza Studio, Sega’s Toshihiro Nagoshi said that he was planning some major changes in development of Yakuza 5. With the engine used in Yakuzas 3 and 4, and the spinoff Kenzan, showing its age, Nagoshi said that Yakuza 5 would see innovations in both technology and playstyle. As such, development may take some time, and Nagoshi said he hoped fans of the series wouldn’t mind the wait. The game may be shown in some form at the Tokyo Game Show later this month, but Nagoshi admitted that he felt the announcement had been made a little early.