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Sega announces winner of Yakuza casting competition

July 12, 2019 1 min read

This week, Sega announced that winner of its contest to find a female lead for the upcoming Yakuza title, the first of which to feature the new wild-haired protagonist Ichiban Kasuga.

Eri Kamatagi was selected as the winner of the somewhat peculiar casting competition, and will now portray the as-yet unnamed female lead. Kamatagi is no stranger to showbiz, as she has already held roles as a model and actor in various shoots and TV shows in Japan. The prize also includes a sweet one million yen in prize money. Four runners-up will also be featured in the game in minor roles.

Alongside the reveal of the contest winner, New Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nagoshi announced that much more information of the next game in the long-running bike-trashing series will be revealed on August 29, hopefully bringing us a title, some plot details or a release date.

New Yakuza is currently in development for PS4.

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