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The Yakuza series is headed west. Sony announced during its PlayStation Experience keynote that Yakuza 5 will be coming to stateside PlayStation 3 systems next year, while Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls (both previously available in disc form for the PS3) will be available on the PSN starting this...

December 6th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Yakuza Zero, the recently-revealed entry in the Japanese crime sim series, will take fans back to the year 1988, developer/published Sega announced at Sony's pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference. Taking place years before the first Yakuza game, the new entry in the series will focus on two protagon...

September 1st 2014 at 3:28am 0 Comments
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Yakuza Zero: The Place of Oath will be the next game in the Yakuza series, publisher/developer Sega revealed this morning during a livestream event. Unfortunately, other than being in development for PS3 and PS4, little else is known about the game. Gematsu reports that in addition to revealing th...

August 24th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Sega plans to announce something on August 24, and while it appears to be related to the long-running Yakuza series, it's unknown exactly what the publisher has in store. Pay a visit to the Ryu Ga Gotoku website - that's the Japanese title of the Yakuza franchise - and you'll find the message seen...

August 5th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Sega Sammy CCO Toshihiro Nagoshi recently told Edge that the Yakuza development team is focusing on their Japan-exclusive PS3 and PS4 launch title, Yakuza Ishin, rather than localizing 2012's Yakuza 5 for Western audiences. Ishin is a spin-off set in the late Edo period in Japan and will feature s...

September 28th 2013 at 7:30pm 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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In mid-January, Sega locked down a North American release date for Yakuza: Dead Souls, and now Europe's date with Tokyo-based zombies has finally been scheduled.Yakuza: Dead Souls will arrive in Europe on March 16, according to Eurogamer. The PlayStation 3-exclusive is coming to North America on Ma...

February 8th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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This is so cool. Well, maybe "cool" isn't the right way to describe a service that lets you stream Final Fantasy music from anywhere, but we like the idea. In Japan, Sony just started a "PlayStation Game Music" service that allows subscribers to several mobile services to play music from first- a...

December 14th 2011 at 12:45pm 0 Comments
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You'd think the team behind the awkward Yakuza: Of the End (coming here as Yakuza: Dead Souls) might want to hide its shooting pedigree in trying to market Binary Domain -- but we suppose the selling power of the charismatic Kazuma Kiryu outweighs gameplay concerns. Fans who buy the first pressi...

November 11th 2011 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Reading about Yakuza 4 is great, but you could also be playing it! And ... wearing it! We've got five copies of the game, and five t-shirts, to give away at the end of this interview. March is typically a big month for the Yakuza series. In 2010, Yakuza 3 came out in the West in March, and...

April 13th 2011 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The more senstive among you are probably still fuming about the US localization of Yakuza 3, which excised chunks of the Japanese version, including a quiz on the country's history and hostess clubs. For the good of all your blood pressures, we're happy to report you'll have much less to get stea...

March 4th 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Capcom's Jun Takeuchi took to the stage at today's PlayStation Meeting to show off Lost Planet 2 running on the NGP handheld -- as a demonstration only, as he said Capcom was not announcing new titles at tonight's event -- "but before long we will be able to announce new titles for NGP." According t...

January 27th 2011 at 2:23am 0 Comments