The lights are on
The next entry in the Yakuza series has been announced in Japan, with very few accompanying details.
The game is called Yakuza Ishin, or Yakuza Restoration. It stars the fellow below who goes by the name Ryoma Sakamoto. Platform, release date, whether or not it will make it to North America are all unknowns right now, but more details are coming in next issue of Japanese video game magazine Famitsu.
The last Yakuza title to release in North America was Yakuza: Dead Souls. You can check out our review of that game here.
Our TakeThe Yakuza series is hugely popular in Japan, but it has never quite found its footing in North America. It certainly has its fans, though, so I wouldn't be surprised to see it make its way here. The subtitle, Restoration, makes it sound like a remake of some kind. Hopefully we'll know more soon.
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I really enjoy the series and am not ashamed to say so. I love the over the top moments. Come one you know how wild Japanese games are.
It's a shame It's a really awesome series for beat em up fans. They need to realease a North American version of Yakuza 5 before releasing this though.
Honestly, I enjoyed Dead Souls' spinoff idea, so another look at that story would be interesting instead.
I always thought the Yakuza games looked interesting. And while I enjoyed the demos I only picked up Dead Souls... which I have yet to play. :P
I always wanted to try out this series since I had so much fun with the demo for 4. From what I played, its pretty awesome but I guess since the control scheme is different people hate it.
Gah, I want Yakuza 5 here so much...
Come to me please.
Baa Damn sega needs to hurry up and localize 5 as it is :/
Dear lord, I really want 5 to be localized in NA. I love Yakuza and only wish it was more popular over here.
I hope this comes to America! The Yakuza series is one of my favorite franchises, and it's always both exciting and nerve-wracking when a new title is announced. Exciting because hey, it's Yakuza! Nerve-wracking because you never know for certain if it's going to be available Stateside or not. It's the agony of being a fan of any mildly-obscure Japanese franchise, such as the various Koei Warriors games. Hopefully, the Yakuza fans will be as lucky with this game as the Dynasty Warriors fans were with DW8.
Come to America!!
This could be a sequel to Kenzan.
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