Rye Ga Gotoku Studio‘s Masayoshi Yokoyama has confirmed that Goro Majima will be returning for Like A Dragon 8, although he won’t be part of the main cast this time around.
Majima is a fan-favourite character and a long-time rival/friend of former series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu, having popped up in all main entries in the series in one form or another. He was playable in Yakuza 0, with players experiencing his days as a cabaret club owner and his eventual transition into the Mad Dog of Shimano.https://twitter.com/suzuwuh/status/1638961683312832514?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1638961683312832514%7Ctwgr%5E5781099c007d972086fc9c1b5b14a5cce679a72f%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fthegamespoof.com%2Fgaming-news%2Fgoro-majima-will-return-in-like-a-dragon-8%2F
Yakuza Kiwami expanded on his role from the original PS2 version of Yakuza by introducing the Majima Everywhere feature, which sees the character popping up all over Kamurocho to fight with Kiryu. He appears in the other games too, albeit not quite as prominently.
Like A Dragon 8 is currently in development for PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S in 2024.