It appears that the upcoming Yakuza 7, which was announced via Sega's Japanese social media channels, will be at least twice the length of any previous games in the series, and will also feature a new combat system, thanks to more information that has been translated by the community.
The game's developers recently sat down for an interview with Japanese publication Famitsu. Twitter user BlackKite translated it from Japanese to English, with the article stating that there was going to be a new combat system in the game, which is designed to make the game's new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga, much more of a "team player".
The game is also going to be an action-RPG this time around rather than the ususal action-adventure format, and will be twice as big as previous entries in the series.
According to the article, "the total play time will be longer than the past, it will take more than double the main story alone" - which while a rough translation, is pretty clear. Given previous Yakuza games could hardly be accused of being short, this does look like it's shaping up to be an epic adventure.
The game will likely make it over to western shores, as Sega currently have a policy of exporting previously Japanese-exclusive titles to western audiences, but as for which platforms they appear on, we don't yet know.
Stay tuned to GameFront for more on this as we learn it.