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Yakuza 5 in Development, Black Panther Sequel Due for PSP

Toshihiro Nagoshi forms the "Yakuza Studio"

From the first Yakuza Black Panther.

Yakuza series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi will be making some big announcements later today. Thanks to Famitsu, we know the content of the announcements, and they are quite big!

The magazine details three major Yakuza series developments this week:

First up, for those who thought Yakuza was just a five year fad, the magazine reports that Toshihiro Nagoshi has formed the Yakuza Studio. In Japanese, the studio's name is the slightly less alarming "Ryu ga Gotoku Studio."

The first game from the studio is a sequel to PSP spinoff Yakuza Black Panther. In development for PSP, the sequel is titled, in Japanese, Kurohyou 2 Ryu ga Gotoku. It retains the basic gameplay systems of its predecessor. The game will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show. A release is set for Spring 2012.

Finally, the magazine reveals that Yakuza 5 is in development.

We should get more details on these items later in the day at Sega's press conference.

PSP still has some major titles on the way in 2012. (Screenshot from the first Yakuza Black Panther).

[via Sinobi]

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