Sega announced today the exclusive Playstation 2 development of Yakuza (Japanese title: Ryu Ga Gotoku), an action-adventure game created by producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and award-winning novelist Seishu Hase.
“We feel that the street brawling gameplay in particular will impress everyone” commented Matt Woodley, Creative Director of SEGA Europe. “Getting this spot on in games has proven hard for some developers in the past, but the Yakuza team have pulled it off with great style. Add to that some of the most evocative locations seen in a game and we have a title SEGA are very excited to be releasing”
Yakuza is slated to hit the Playstation 2 in the Summer of 2006..