The new Yakuza game will star Ichiban Kasuga and is coming to PlayStation 4, Sega has announced.
In addition, the company is also hosting auditions for Kasuga's female companion, with openings available for those aged 20 years and over. The successful candidate will bag one million yen in prize money, perform in the game, and also take part in promotional efforts for the title (via Gematsu).
Applications for auditions kick off on April 21, just in case you fancied a shot. Sega has held auditions for previous Yakuza games, so it's not really a surprise they're doing it again.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life was released last April, and was the final game in the series to star Kazuma Kiryu, who was the main protagonist of all previous major Yakuza games. Kasuga is his replacement, apparently.
Sega's Ryu ga Gotoku studio released a brand new IP, Judgment, in Japan last December on PS4. However, the game was recently pulled from stores and digital outlets as a result of the arrest of one of the game's actors for drug use, casting uncertainty over its planned US and UK release this summer.
The new Yakuza game has yet to attract a release date and official title, but we'll keep our eyes peeled for more info.