At the end of last year and after the launch of Lost Judgment Toshihiro Nagoshi, producer at Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio and veteran responsible for numerous Sega successes, announced his departure. The news did not come as an unexpected surprise as rumors of a NetEase offering have been around since the summer, and now it seems we know the name of this studio: Nagoshi Studio, which has its logo.
The name has appeared in the license office of Europe and although there is no connection with the creative director it is confirmed that It is related to the development of video games and the name leaves no room for doubt. The owner of Nagoshi Studio does not appear in the information but a representative company, Ingenias, which has registered several NetEase trademarks in the past.
As published last August, Nagoshi form a new team for the giant NetEase, which is looking to expand into new markets with console games, perhaps with an open-world adventure that picks up some of the ideas seen in Yakuza Y Judgment. Along with being Daisuke Sato, head of Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, who had also announced his departure from Sega along with Nagoshi, so a small transfer of personnel between the teams is expected.
His Legacy at Sega
Nagoshi joined Sega in 1989 and has worked in one way or another on a multitude of games like Daytona, Virtua Fighter, Shenmue, Super Monkey Ball, Valkyria Chronicles, various Sonic Y F-Zero GX -for Nintendo-. His latest projects have been Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown Y Lost Judgment. His studio within Sega, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, has been revealed to be one of the most productive in the company, and Yakuza It is one of Sega’s best rated series. nowadays.