It seems like it was just yesterday we were jealously watching the Yakuza 3 trailer, wishing that we could at least get our hands on the second game in the series. Now, it seems our prayers have been heard by benevolent overlord Sega, which announced last night that Yakuza 2 is among three Japanese developed games coming stateside in 2008. Needless to say, we're excited to get our hands on it, if only to try to make sense of the game's chronological relocation to feudal Japan in the three-quel. Either way, the press release promises "punching hundreds if not thousands of people really, really hard", so a good time will be had by all.
Also included int the announcement were two DS games, Dinosaur King and Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer. Dinosaur King asks players to collect 100 dinosaurs, each with special moves, and battle them against each other. ("Not Pikachu, please don't sue!"). The other title, Mystery Dungeon is part of a massively popular franchise in Japan that hasn't made much of a splash in the U.S. ... save for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. Is anyone else seeing a theme emerge?