Yakuza games used to be PlayStation exclusives, but over the last couple of years, the series has landed on other platforms. Just about every game in the mainline series can be found on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, but don’t expect to see Kiryu Kazuma busting heads on the Nintendo Switch.
Though Nintendo’s hybrid video game console could technically run the Yakuza games on its hardware–or even stream them in a manner similar to recent Resident Evil games–executive producer and Ryu Ga Gotoku studio head Masayoshi Yokoyama is hesitant, for now, to port the adult series to that system.
“Do we want to put a title like this where we’re going around and picking a fight with the world and doing all this Yakuza stuff, on a Switch,” Yokoyama explained. According to the producer, the family-friendly image of the Switch in its home ground of Japan clashes with the “underground feeling” that Yakuza games project.
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Author: Darryn Bonthuys