Yakuza Developers Blasting Off For Space Game

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Toshihiro Nagoshi, the producer behind the Yakuza franchise, is moving from the gritty urban streets of Japan to somewhere more celestial: space.


In the latest issue of Famitsu, Nagoshi talks about his upcoming project, Binary Domain. The game differs from his previous titles in that not only it is multi-platform and sci-fi themed, but it also is an online game — with ROBOTS.

The Yakuza games are PlayStation-only affairs, while Binary Domain is headed for the PS3 and the Xbox 360. The reason for making the game multi-platform is Sega hopes the title will appeal to international players.

The game is set in Tokyo in the year 2080, and will feature high-level enemy A.I. and focus on making online fun for players. No word on when the game will release, but more details are expected in the near future.



Only 2080? How much Sci-Fi are we talking about here?