Ryu ga Gotoku 3 set for Spring
Sega shares tie-up and voice actor details, promises TGS surprise.
As part of a pre Tokyo Game Show briefing today in Tokyo, Sega offered new details along with a general release period for Ryu ga Gotoku 3, the latest entry in the adult-oriented, story-heavy series that's known overseas as Yakuza.
Producer Toshihiro Nagoshi took the stage himself to announce a general time frame for the title. Previously flagged only with a TBA date, the game is now set for final release this Spring.
In what has become expected of any new Ryu ga Gotoku series announcement, Nagoshi announced two additional high profile actors who will be lending their vocal talents to Gotoku 3. Joining the cast are Daisuke Miyagawa in the role of Mikio and Hiroyuki Miyasako in the role of Tsuyoshi Kanda.
The two shared video messages in commemoration of their roles. Miyasako joked that he looks completely different from Kanda, as even though he's a bit thin on the hair, the character is completely shaven. He admitted to having never sweated as much when doing a voice role before. Miyagawa mentioned his happiness at being offered the role, and said that the recording process was enjoyable.
Sega has been slowly sharing cast members for the game over the past few months. Today, it provided a list of who's playing what:
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366203/]Kiryu Kazuma[/a] -- Kuroda Takaya
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366191/]Haruka[/a] -- Rie Kugimiya
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366199/]Daigo Dojima[/a] -- Satoshi Tokushige
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366201/]Tsuyoshi Kanda[/a] -- Hiroyuki Miyasako
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366200/]Go Hamazaki[/a] -- Jouji Takahashi
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366205/]Yoshitaka Mine[/a] -- Shido Nakamura
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366189/]Shigeru Nakahara[/a] -- Shigeru Izumiya
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366190/]Rikiya Shimabukuro[/a] -- Tatsuya Fujiwara
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366204/]Mikio[/a] -- Daisuke Miyagawa
- [a href=http://www.andriasang.com/e/galleries/2008/09/16/ryu_ga_gotoku_3/2132366202/]Mysterious Man[/a] -- Tetsuya Watari
The guests won't end with the two new reveals. Nagoshi promised a big musical tie-up for the game, to be announced at TGS.
Japan's biggest gaming event will see a number of festivities surrounding Gotoku 3. While the game will not be playable, Sega will ahve a stage event in which it details the game's storyline. The Koakuma Ageha models, who serve as the basis for the game's hostess club girls, will appear on stage during the event.
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