Yakuza was “flat out rejected” by Sega in its first proposal, says series creator

May 28, 2024
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Sega initially “flat out rejected” the first proposal for Yakuza, as it wouldn’t attract the masses.

That’s according to series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi on the latest News Picks video, in which he discusses the origins of the series (thanks Automaton).

The Like A Dragon series (Yakuza in the West) debuted in 2015, but initially wasn’t seen as a profitable idea.

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