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8:00 AM on 08.11.2013

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

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...

Wesley Ruscher

9:45 AM on 08.09.2013

'Surprise' Yakuza announcement coming August 18th

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 ...

Chris Carter

12:30 AM on 06.26.2013

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

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...

Steven Hansen

8:30 AM on 05.20.2013

This Yakuza 1 & 2 Wii U trailer has me nostalgic

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...

Chris Carter

11:45 AM on 05.17.2013

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

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...

Jordan Devore

7:00 AM on 04.27.2013

SEGA wants YOU to design a new mascot!

[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 ...

Tony Ponce

5:00 PM on 02.26.2013

This is how to prevent a suicide in Yakuza 4

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...

Allistair Pinsof

3:00 PM on 11.21.2012

Japanese PSN gets Yakuza 5 demo next week

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...

Dale North

11:30 AM on 10.10.2012

This Yakuza 5 limited edition PS3 is hideous

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...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 09.21.2012

TGS: Kickin' it with Kazuma the cabbie in Yakuza 5

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!

Dale North

12:30 PM on 09.21.2012

TGS: Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition looks like Yakuza 3

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

11:00 AM on 08.22.2012

Yakuza 5: Haruka's dance off battle system

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...

Dale North

2:00 PM on 08.08.2012

Play Taiko Drum Master in Yakuza 5

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...

Dale North

5:00 PM on 08.06.2012

Yakuza producer teases an announcement for tomorrow

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...

Dale North

3:30 PM on 07.19.2012

First trailer for Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Edition

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...

Conrad Zimmerman

4:00 PM on 07.17.2012

Hong Kong: The city that defined console generations

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...

Allistair Pinsof