These days people are a little surprised when they don’t see one of their favourite series being ported to the Switch, especially if it was popular in the PS3 and Xbox 360 era. Games from that era port to the Switch with ease. Thanks to the first two Yakuza games being ported to the Wii U (in Japan), fans have held on to hope that it’ll be ported to the Switch. It’s time to leave those dreams in the past.
In an interview with IGN Japan, Toshihiro Nagoshi, head of Sega’s Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, finally answered the question on the lips of many a Yakuza fan – will the series appear on the Nintendo Switch? His answer was that there are ‘no plans at the moment’. Sweet, short and to the point. Playing a Yakuza game on-the-go could be something special, but for now that’s not going to happen. He did however say that he would love to see one of his beloved characters appearing in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but that it likely won’t ever happen.
While at it the producer, Kazuki Hosokawa, touched on the question whether we’ll see Judgment appearing on PC: “It’s not impossible, but I can’t say either way.”
Considering that SEGA has stuck with the PlayStation brand over the years, it makes sense that they hold no punches and continue down that lane. If you want to enjoy the entire Yakuza (and spin-off Judgment) series you best own a PlayStation console for the time being. Judgment, which is a detective thriller, launches exclusively for the PS4 on 25 June.