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  • Blog Post: Sega Announces Yakuza Zero For PlayStation 3 And 4

    Sega has revealed the title of the next Yakuza title, but that's about it. More details are promised for the Tokyo Game Show later this month, but right now all we know is the name, Yakuza Zero, and the platforms, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. This will be the first new-gen Yakuza title. It's... More
  • Blog Post: Yakuza Restoration Announced For Japan

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Yakuza 5 To Have Modernized Gameplay?

    Yakuza franchise creator Toshihiro Nagoshi said that he feels that the next game in the series has to innovate in its action mechanics. Speaking at a Japanese press conference covered by Famitsu and translated by Andriasang , Nagoshi said that he has no plans to remove or drastically alter the "drama"... More
  • Blog Post: Yakuza Series Has Shipped Over 5 Million Copies

    Sega announced that its Japan-set brawler saga has passed the 5 million shipped mark (not necessarily sold). This milestone was accomplished with the help of zombies. The latest entry in the Yakuza series, Yakuza: Of the End, throws out all pretense and lets zombies loose in Kamurocho. Instead of utilizing... More
  • Blog Post: Robots Take Over Tokyo In Binary Domain

    Kicking off December with word of a new release, SEGA debuted its newest property today – Binary Domain. A squad-based shooter spearheaded by Toshihiro Nagoshi – the creator best-known for the Yakuza series – Binary Domain puts players in the fray of a Tokyo overrun by robots in 2080... More
  • Blog Post: Yakuza Ad Hints At Major Change For The Series

    The next Yakuza doesn't even have an official title yet, but a recent ad in Famitsu suggests that the next game in the series will be significantly different from what fans are used to. The ad below shows the game's fictional Kamurocho district in shambles, with storefronts on fire and buildings... More
  • Blog Post: Yet Another Yakuza Game Coming

    Remember when we said a Yakuza spin-off was on its way to PSPs in Japan? Now we have confirmation that another entry in the Japanese mob saga is coming down the pipe, but this one is a full console game. In an interview with Famitsu magazine, Yakuza director Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed some small details... More
  • Blog Post: Yakuza 4 Making Its Way West

    It turns out it's not just people in Japan who want to play an action-RPG focused on being a big-time Japanese gangster. Pretty much from the moment Yakuza 3 arrived in North America and Europe in March, hardcore fans of the series have been begging for a Western release of its sequel. Today, Sega... More
  • Blog Post: New PSP Yakuza Spinoff To Feature Over 300 Minutes Of Cutscenes

    Japan's beloved Yakuza series will be receiving a PSP spinoff this year, and it will feature over 300 minutes of fully-voiced cutscenes. Fans of the series won't be playing as longtime hero Kazuma Kiryu this time around, however. You'll be assuming control of Tatsuya Ukyou, a young delinquent... More
  • Blog Post: New Yakuza Spin-Off Coming To PSP In Japan

    While North American gamers have only had a few weeks to dig into Yakuza 3 , the series is already much further along in Japan. Not only is Yakuza 4 already available across the Pacific, but series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi is already talking about an upcoming PSP spin-off. The project, originally revealed... More
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