"You're never going to play this"

As promised last week, SEGA has announced the latest title in its popular Yakuza series. Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin – or Yakuza Restoration – stars a character named Ryoma Sakamoto, who has a more extravagant barnet than Russell Brand. The title looks like it’s going to be a historical entry, perhaps similar to the PlayStation 3’s 17th century instalment, Ryu ga Gotoku Kenzan.

The publisher’s yet to attach platforms to the title, but we’re assuming that the Wii U is off the cards. Earlier in the year, series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi hinted that he was done with the PS3, suggesting that this may be a PlayStation 4 game. Sadly, considering the unfortunate fate of Yakuza 5, you’re probably going to have to plead tirelessly for a Western release.

Regardless, more details will be revealed next week.