The past two years have been a busy but successful time for Sega producer Toshihiro Nagoshi. His modern-day drama game Ryu ga Gotoku (better known as the Yakuza series in North America) depicted the story of the yakuza (or mafia) life in Japan, and it was a hit success when it came out in December of 2005. After a very short period of just ten months in October 2006, he followed up with the sequel, Ryu ga Gotoku 2 (just announced for release in North America). Given the short time span between the two releases, it wasn't surprising when Nagoshi announced the development of another sequel less than a year later. However, it was surprising that the sequel will take place some 400 years in the past, with the title of "Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan!" During the Tokyo Game Show, Nagoshi took the stage at Sega's booth to introduce his new title and give a lot of information on it.