Yakuza Creator Wants to Make a Tarantino Game

Ever wanted to get a Tarantino-inspired game? Well, it's about to happen, thanks to Yakuza creator Nagoshi.

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Now that I think about it... how come we never had a Tarantino game? | © Jordan Hristov

So here's what you need to know right off the bat: Toshihiro Nagoshi is the mastermind behind Yakuza, games which were always published by Sega, but Nagoshi has since departed Sega and joined NetEase. Ever since then, it's gotten all quiet about Nagoshi and his upcoming project... until now" Nagoshi wants to make a Tarantino-inspired game.

Yakuza Meets Tarantino?

In an interview with 4Players, Nagoshi revealed the details about his next game:

Of course, I can't reveal too much about our game yet, but I can give a rough idea. It will definitely contain violence as a game element, but I don't want to go too much in the direction of thriller or even horror. I want my game to be more like a Quentin Tarantino film – so there can be humor. Something that's just intimidating or just bloody and brutal doesn't suit my taste. I want a human touch, a bit of silliness, and a bit of seriousness, that's what I'm in the mood for at the moment.

That's all we have on the game, and although it's not a lot, we can confidently state that that a Tarantino-like story in the hands of Nagoshi sounds like a match made in heaven. Humor, violence and a great narrative have always been what made the Yakuza games so great. Add a bit of thriller and horror elements into the mix, and Nagoshi's next game might just surpass his Yakuza outings - with a little Tarantino magic to help.