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New Yakuza announcement coming September 15

We -- that is, not-Japan -- are behind on the Yakuza series. Patiently we wait for a digital Yakuza 5 release this fall; it came out in 2012 in Japan. Japan has since seen Yakuza Ishin, Yakuza 0, and now another entry in the Yakuza series w...   read

 
 
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Still excited for Yakuza 5 this fall? Watch this developer interview series

The PlayStation team visited Tokyo earlier this year to chat with a pair of Yakuza developers (General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama), in anticipation for Yakuza 5's digital worldwide release later this ye...   read

 
 
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Japanese sales charts

Yakuza 0 tops Japanese charts, spurs PS4 sales

Sega's open-world beat-'em-up Yakuza 0 was the top-selling game in Japan last week, debuting with a combined 236,329 physical sales across both PS3 and PS4, according to Media Create. While the lion's share of purchases came on the older pl...   read

 
 
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Watch a full walkthrough of the Yakuza Zero demo

Yakuza Zero is the next game in the Yakuza franchise coming this year in Japan on PS3 and PS4, but we know so little about it. Until this week that is, when YouTube channel Japanese Entertainment provided a full demo walkthrough of the gam...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 5 is finally coming west!

Somebody pinch me! Yakuza 5 is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America next year, Sony announced today at the PlayStation Experience. This is definitely better late than never! It sounds like Sony had a big hand in making this a real...   read

 
 
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Here's a full 15-minute Yakuza Zero story trailer

Even if you don't understand Japanese this new Yakuza Zero story trailer looks hot as fire. This was the exact one blaring from Sega's Tokyo Game Show booth a few weeks ago, made watchable on the internet for the first time today. It's kin...   read

 
 
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Oh yes: Seven minutes of Yakuza Zero gameplay and details

Warning: Kinda NSFW Here's a heaping pile of Yakuza Zero gameplay to kick your morning off right. It's in Japanese, coming hot off Sega's YouTube channel, but you don't need to understand it to appreciate all of the face smashing and ...   read

 
 
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Watch this new Yakuza Zero footage and daydream about playing it

New footage of the recently announced Yakuza 0 (or is it Yakuza Zero?) was revealed today at Tokyo Game Show 2014. I can always count on seeing new Yakuza games at TGS, but I can also count on being disappointed after my initial excit...   read

 
 
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Yakuza Zero

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 Zero, anything...   read

 
 
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Yakuza Zero

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&#...   read

 
 
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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 announced as we...   read

 
 
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Yakuza

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 happen later this mo...   read

 
 
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Yakuza

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 underway. While ...   read

 
 
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Yakuza Restoration

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 Ishin, and it'l...   read

 
 
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PS4 Japan launch

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 cracked the top fi...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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 see the differenc...   read

 
 
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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 fun to explore....   read

 
 
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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 weapons like a gian...   read

 
 
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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 you can have th...   read

 
 
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Yakuza 5

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, Yakuza Re...   read

 
 
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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 from the PS4. Wow....   read

 
 
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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 predecessors' cont...   read

 
 
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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 story Sakamoto R...   read

 
 
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Yakuza Restoration

Yahooza! Sega announces Yakuza Restoration

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 longer a surprise wh...   read

 
 
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