SEGA’s wild Yakuza series is set to unleash its eighth mainline game in the west in November, and a movie in the future.

The news comes via Variety. The stories in the series, which kicked off on the PS2 back in 2005, have always been rich for the movie plucking, so we’re pretty keen to see what sort of cinematic experience they’ll come up with.

While not to every gamer’s taste, Yakuza is the second most popular SEGA property – nobody outruns Sonic the Hedgehog, of course!

As of now nobody is attached in the writing, directing or acting departments, so there are just three rather important boxes to be checked before we hear much more about this one.

Meanwhile, here’s the trailer for  the latest game in the series, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which arrives on PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4 and Xbox One in November. Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.