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Yakuza Restoration

Yakuza Restoration has a character that uses a cannon


Ryoma sounds pretty badass
Jan 08
A new developer video has surfaced for Yakuza Restoration, and it shows off a great deal of the nuts and bolts of the game (like skills and the XP system), as well as a character named Ryoma who can use a ton of oddball weap... read
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A full 10-minute Yakuza Ishin trailer to have a fit over


WESTERN LOCALIZATION, PLEASE
Oct 04
Yakuza Ishin (Yakuza Restoration) was one of the best things I saw at Tokyo Game Show this year. They showed  quick couple of minutes of the game in their TGS trailer online, but us at the show got an eyeful.  Now ... read
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Yakuza 5

Sega presently has no plans to localize Yakuza 5


Yakuza Studio focused on next project
Sep 30
Yakuza Studio has  no plans to localize Yakuza 5 for western audiences, series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi recently told Edge. Despite demand for an international release, the developer is currently focused on its next pro... read
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Yakuza Restoration looks incredible


But not playable at TGS :(
Sep 20
Look at the beautiful screenshots in our gallery of newly announced game Yakuza Restoration, known here as Ryugagotku Ishin. Announced here at TGS, the game is coming to PS3, Vita, and PS4. You can bet the shiny ones are fro... read
Yakuza Restoration photo
Yakuza Restoration

Yakuza Restoration looks just gorgeous on PS4


Coming in 2014
Sep 18
In a surprise move that surprised absolutely no one, Sega recently unveiled a new entry in its criminal action series entitled Yakuza Restoration. Today, we get our first look at the upcoming game, which eschews its pre... read
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New Yakuza title for PS4: Yakuza Ishin


Yay!-kuza
Sep 09
A new Yakuza game was announced for PS4 this morning during Sony's pre-TGS press conference. The time period is not as you'd expect in Yakuza: Ishin. This game is set at the end of Edo period, located in Kyoto. It tells the s... read
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Yakuza Restoration

Yahooza! Sega announces Yakuza Restoration


Not that we've seen Yakuza 5 localized or anything
Aug 19
Sega followed up on its announcement of a "surprise" announcement by announcing Yakuza Ishin; or Yakuza Restoration, according to Siliconera. Presently, this is only announced for Japan. Isn't a surprise announcement no longe... read
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Yakuza 1 & 2 HD

Yakuza 1 & 2 HD sells very poorly in its first week


Remember, it was supposed to be an experiment
Aug 15
The Wii U port sales woes continue with Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, as the game reportedly shipped less than 2000 copies in its first week in Japan. Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nagoshi stated in the past that the release is an "experi... read
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Yakuza

Play Yakuza 1 & 2 massage sub-stories in private on Wii U


New details emerge for the HD upgrade
Aug 11
While playing all those saucy hostess club sub-stories in private in the Yakuza 1 & 2 HD remake due later this year was already known -- thanks to this uncomfortably strange trailer -- a recent interview in Fami... read
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Yakuza

'Surprise' Yakuza announcement coming August 18th


I hope it's a localization of the Wii U HD remake
Aug 09
Gematsu is reporting that Sega is planning a "surprise announcement" at their Yakuza Character General Election on August 18th, which will be viewable outside of the Shinjuku Station in Tokyo. While the election is basically ... read
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Yakuza 1&2 HD ad

Yakuza 1&2 HD ad features a broken marriage, or something


Nintendo still advertising GamePad play while Yakuza still emphasizes hostess play
Jun 26
Yakuza and Yakuza 2 are getting the HD treatment, though as it stands the bundle is exclusive to both the Wii U and Japan. Because I'm still bitter about Valkyria Chronicles, I'll just assume they're never coming stateside b... read
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Yakuza 1 & 2

This Yakuza 1 & 2 Wii U trailer has me nostalgic


Do we have a chance for an international release?
May 20
A few days ago we got a look at the upcoming Yakuza 1 & 2 HD re-release for the Wii U, and now, the full trailer is ready for eyeball consumption. As is the case with any Yakuza game, it shows off some insane gameplay va... read
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Yakuza

Yakuza 1 & 2 HD announced for Wii U ... in Japan


Curses!
May 17
With all of the Nintendo Direct news to have come out this morning, it's been a busy day for Sega. ("Sega Direct," indeed.) One of the more interesting games shown off is, regrettably, exclusive to Japan. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD... read
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SEGA mascot contest

SEGA wants YOU to design a new mascot!


Winning design will become the star of a new SEGA-produced web show
Apr 27
[Boxer Hockey by Tyson Hesse] You think it's easy to just poop out a new character design and turn it into the new face of your company? Think Sonic The Hedgehog was whipped up, red shoes and everything, with as much thought ... read
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Don't kill yourself

This is how to prevent a suicide in Yakuza 4


If only police were so honorable in the States
Feb 26
The Yakuza series is full of oddball missions but the suicide negotiator in Yakuza 4 takes the cake for being the most obscene. The protagonist is asked to talk a suicide jumper down from a highrise, only to end up in a fist... read
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Japanese PSN gets Yakuza 5 demo next week


Leave the bears alone!
Nov 21
You know what to do, Yakuza fans. Get that Japanese PSN login fired up for next week, as the first Yakuza 5 demo will launch then. Gematsu says that you'll play as Kazuma Kiryu in some of the game's earlier stages in Nagasuga... read
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This Yakuza 5 limited edition PS3 is hideous


Oct 10
Someone thought it was a good idea to take the already weird looking new PS3 and barf up little gold-colored emblems on it as a special edition release for Yakuza 5. I found this ghoul of a game system on Sega Japan... read
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There's no questioning that Yakuza series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu is a badass of the highest order, but his first appearance in a Tokyo Game Show demo of upcoming PS3 game Yakuza 5 has him in a cab driver's uniform. Yep, the Dragon of Dojima is a taxi driver.  My first thought: Oh no they didn't! read feature

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I took a few minutes today at Tokyo Game Show to have a peek at how the HD re-release of the first two installments in the Yakuza series are shaping up. It's looking good, folks. Crisp and sexy, I think players will... read feature

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Yakuza 5: Haruka's dance off battle system


Aug 22
If you've been following Yakuza 5 you'll know that series character Haruka is all grown up now. And what do grown up girls do as primary characters in a fighting game about Japan's crime underworld? They dance! Sega has revea... read
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Play Taiko Drum Master in Yakuza 5


Aug 08
Weird! You know how you can visit arcades in the Yakuza games to play Sega titles? This week's Famitsu announces a collaboration between Sega and Namco Bandai that puts super-Japanese rhythm game Taiko Drum Master in Yak... read
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Yakuza producer teases an announcement for tomorrow


Aug 06
I need another Yakuza game like I need another corgi, which means that I really need another Yakuza game. Fellow fans might be in luck, as series producer Toshihiro Nagoshi has teased in a new blog post that we'll get some ki... read
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First trailer for Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition


Jul 19
SEGA has made a formal announcement regarding Yakuza 1 & 2 HD, discovered by attentive internet users last week, confirming the upcoming release. They also passed along a first trailer and have opened up a dedicated site... read
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With support from our partner, Intel, we're exploring how technology is evolving and improving the gaming experience. The company's goal is to develop tools that, in the right hands, allow us to play new and exciting games. H... read feature

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Thanks to the incompetent folks at Sega, we have details on a PS2-era Yakuza HD collection earlier than they'd probably like. A listing for "Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition" went up on their site and was quickly taken down, this ... read feature

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Japanese social games funded by Yakuza, says expert


Jul 12
Yakuza, Japan's mafia, has a long history with games: card games, Pachinko machines, and now social gaming. Some of Japan's current social games, including one about Yakuza, are funded by Japan's mafia, according to Tokyo Vic... read
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Here's the first peek at Yakuza 5


May 24
They...they all look the same, and that's coming from a hardcore series fan. Actually, it seems they've upgraded something under the hood. Recently, Sega's Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed that a new engine has been put in place fo... read
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Leaked memo: Microsoft, Activision, pull support for GAME


Mar 15
GAME is still dragging its broken legs behind itself as it crawls across a field of broken glass, suffering further indignity today with reports that both Microsoft and Activision have decided to pull back their support of th... read
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The Yakuza: Dead Souls ending theme song sure is dreamy


Mar 15
Sega's Yakuza: Dead Souls hit store shelves just two days ago, so while it's unlikely that most people out there have completed the game, I suppose it's possible. If you want a preview (not really a spoiler) of what to expect... read
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What a great idea: take the gangsters you know and love from the Yakuza series and put them up against zombies, quarantining them in Tokyo's red-light district. Oh, and give them guns. Lots of guns with unlimited ammo. We've ... read feature

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Yakuza: Dead Souls trailer shows off huge pre-order bonus


Mar 09
Yakuza: Dead Souls is finally coming to Western shores in a few days for a March 13th release. Have you pre-ordered it yet? If not, maybe this patriotic trailer will help those of you who are undecided out there. If that ele... read
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The DTOID Show: Pokemon, Binary Domain, & SSX gameplay!


Feb 27
Happy Monday, Destructoiders! It's time for another episode of your favorite, semi-regularly-scheduled internet show about video games. On today's show, Max starts us off with some Pokémon Black and White news, while ... read






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