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8:00 AM on 08.28.2014

Surprise! Yakuza Zero is a prequel set in the 80s

The first details on Yakuza Zero come by way of Famitsu, where we learn Sega's PS4 and PS3 action title is set in 1988 and tells the origin stories of Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima. Because of course it does. With a title like...

Kyle MacGregor


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Hironobu Sakaguchi Reflection: Past, Present, Future of RPGs

The father of Final Fantasy, Hironobu Sakaguchi, has announced his PAX Prime 2014 panel where he will discuss his history developing role-playing games, along with revealing more about his new RPG, Terra Battle. Find out more info at PAX Prime website.




1:00 PM on 08.24.2014

Sega announces Yakuza Zero and very little else

Yakuza Zero is in development for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Sega announced today. The publisher promises to reveal more details about the title at Tokyo Game Show next month. 『龍が如く』最新作ティザーサイト [Sega via Famitsu]

Kyle MacGregor

6:45 PM on 08.18.2014

Check out what's basically a gravure-lite promo for the top-voted Yakuza hostesses

Not long ago, Sega put out a call for potential hostesses for the next Yakuza game, and this video details the finalists. With the reveal of the latest Yakuza iteration via NicoNico next Sunday, the top-ranking girl will be ...

Brittany Vincent

10:30 AM on 08.04.2014

Sega is teasing a new Yakuza reveal for August 24

Are you itching for more Yakuza? Sega has created a new teaser site it seems that will announce a new Yakuza project on August 24. Whether it's a remake or completely new title is unknown, but something is going to happe...

Chris Carter

5:30 PM on 06.30.2014

There's a brand new Yakuza game in production

Hope you're ready for another dose of Yakuza (that you can't have.) A recent interview with producer Masayoshi Yokoyama and series supervisor Toshihiro Nagoshi has revealed that the latest entry in the Yakuza series is well u...

Brittany Vincent

4:45 PM on 04.25.2014

Yakuza Ishin came to PS3 & PS4 to do right by fans, just not western ones

Yakuza Ishin, released in concert with the PS4 in Japan as the best selling (not-bundled) software, is probably never releasing outside of Japan. SEGA sidestepped localizing Yakuza 5 to put all its efforts towards developing ...

Steven Hansen

1:15 PM on 02.26.2014

Bundle bump: Knack was the best selling Japanese PS4 game

So, one of the reasons for the delayed PS4 launch in Japan was the games lineup, right? They had to get more games for that audience? I'm not sure how good of a job they did if Battlefield 4 and Killzone Shadow Fall still cra...

Steven Hansen

11:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Yakuza Ishin gets a PS4 launch trailer

The Yakuza series is basically on life support (or dead) in the west, but it's still going strong in Japan. Set to coincide with the launch of the PlayStation 4 in Japan tomorrow, Yakuza Ishin has a brand new trailer to show off some of the game's more emotional moments. Yakuza can basically do no wrong for me, so I'm definitely going to import this at some point in the future.

Chris Carter

10:30 AM on 01.21.2014

PS3 and PS4 versions of Yakuza: Ishin compared

If any of you fellow Yakuza fans want to see how different the PS3 and PS4 versions of upcoming game Yakuza: Ishin will be, check out this newly released video from Sega. You'll want to jump to about the 3:13 mark to se...

Dale North

10:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Yakuza Ishin has fishing, gardening and sexy brothels

Quick, which of those three caught your attention? Fishing and gardening, for me. This video offers a meaty look at Sega's upcoming Yakuza Ishin, which Dale raved about at TGS. I have to admit, that world looks like it'd be ...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 01.08.2014

Yakuza Restoration has a character that uses a cannon

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...

Chris Carter





1:30 PM on 10.04.2013

A full 10-minute Yakuza Ishin trailer to have a fit over

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 ...

Dale North

7:00 AM on 09.30.2013

Sega presently has no plans to localize Yakuza 5

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 project, ...

Kyle MacGregor

10:05 PM on 09.20.2013

Yakuza Restoration looks incredible

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...

Dale North

10:35 PM on 09.18.2013

Yakuza Restoration looks just gorgeous on PS4

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...

Kyle MacGregor

2:04 AM on 09.09.2013

New Yakuza title for PS4: Yakuza Ishin

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...

Dale North