1Up: Binary Domain, the newest game announcement from Sega director Toshihiro Nagoshi, comes a bit out of left field -- not only because it's a big departure from the Yakuza games he's been working on for years, but also because he just announced his next game, Ryu ga Gotoku Of The End, only a couple of months ago.
"Actually, I already had the foundation of ideas for this game in my mind around by the time we wrapped up Yakuza 3," Nagoshi told Famitsu magazine in an interview published this week. "I think it's safe to say that gamers have come to embrace the Yakuza series -- so what, then, should we tackle next? Continuing with and evolving the Yakuza series is important if we want to answer our fans' needs, of course, but is that really good enough? Our dev team's skills have steadily improved and their creative desires are going in all kinds of directions, so it was frustrating for them not to be able to try a project that takes a completely different approach from Yakuza."