News story here:
computerandvideogames.com/ne … ?id=124058
Official website here:
Gentlemen, start your drooling! Atleast if you own a PS2 since, so far, that’s the only certain system the game will be appearing on as its logo is present on the website.
Here’s the news story for those who can’t (or don’t want to) visit the website:
[quote]Well, that August 23 date has been and gone (oh, how poetic is the passing of time) and now all can be revealed! The Project J title has now been dumped in favour of the far more catchy Ryu Ga Gotoku - roughly translating as “Like a Dragon”.
Sporting a distinctly adult focus, the game is a gritty action-adventure following the exploits of Kazuma Kiyuu, a shady character from the criminal underworld of fictional Japanese district, Kamurocho. On release from prison, Kazuma becomes entangled in the disappearance of Haruka, a mysterious girl with ties to a gargantuan sum of money.
The game seems to bare a striking resemblance to the Dreamcast classic Shenmue, sporting a fully realized virtual town where gamers are free to explore, eat in noodle bars and fast food joints to restore energy, play mini-games in arcades and pachinko parlours - all while the main storyline unfolds. Furthermore, the game will include a detailed battle system, said to play up to the brutal and bloody side of videogame violence that includes everything from hand-to-hand combat to an extensive weapons system.
With some top Japanese talent onboard, including numerous well-known actors providing the in-game voice work and author Hase Seishu, responsible for Nagoshi’s original story into reality, it’s clear that Sega has some serious plans for Ryu Ga Gotoku when it hits Japanese stores this winter.
Given Shenmue’s tempestuous history in the Western market, it’s unclear whether we’ll be seeing the game on these shores, but we certainly hope so.[/quote]