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PS3's Yakuza 1 & 2 HD update now has a trailer and screens, giving us a better idea of how it'll look when it attempts a Japanese takeover on November 1. The game was officially announced this week and there's still no word yet on whether the HD-ification will have an international release.

July 19th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The Yakuza 1 & 2 HD update originally spotted in a Sega Japan release schedule is official, with Famitsu featuring a back-tattooed blowout of the PS3 update. A preview page of the article was posted today on the publication's website.The top of the article reveals a November 1 release date for...

July 18th 2012 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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A now-pulled listing on a Sega Japan release calendar revealed plans for a PS3 Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition, listed as due in December for ¥5,229 ($66). Though no other details were given, the title pretty much says it all: the first two Yakuza games, originally made for PS2, updated for release...

July 13th 2012 at 12:20pm 0 Comments
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A hit in Japan since it was released last winter, many of those who knew about Yakuza were ecstatic once they heard a version for the English-speaking crowd was coming stateside. Today, I was able to get up close and personal with a title that, on the outside, may resemble just another GTA clone, b...

June 22nd 2006 at 5:25pm 0 Comments
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What do Michael Madsen (Mr. Blonde), Michael Rosenbaum (Lex Luthor from Smallville), Eliza Dushku, (Faith from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Rachel Leigh Cook (She's All That), and Mark Hamill (uhh, Luke Skywalker) all have in common? Yup, none of them are Japanese and all of them are lending their vo...

June 17th 2006 at 11:45pm 0 Comments
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Sega's lauded Japanese Yakuza game Ryu Ga Gotoku ("Like a Dragon") is going to bring its distinct brand of gangster-infused street brawling to the US and Europe. Matt Woodley, Creative Director of SEGA Europe said: "We feel that the street brawling gameplay in particular will impress everyone... G...

February 23rd 2006 at 3:00pm 0 Comments