The Yakuza franchise is always well-received by the critics, even though it's not so huge in North America and US gamers often have to wait a long time to get new entries.
Now, the same developers that gave us the great Kazuma Kiryu are working on a new multiplatform title designed to cater to a wider audience . In development for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, Binary Domain has been revealed by Famitsu; producer Toshihiro Nagoshi dished on a few important details. The game is set in Tokyo in the 2080s and the city has been separated into rich and poor sides. Even more interesting is the fact that human life has been almost taken over by robots, and things are starting to get a little out of hand. Now, the setting was an area of contention: the overseas development staff wanted an environment more accessible to an international audience, but Nagoshi said that because he was born in Japan, it's easier for him to make a dramatic story in his home town. On top of this, enemy AI ought to be really slick and intriguing, and it appears we're looking at a third-person shooter. This may not be surprising, though, as Yakuza: Of The End features that new element.
It's another talented team attempting to appeal to the Western audiences but the question is, can they make it work?
Related Game(s): Binary Domain