J-Games    Anime    Videos    Features   

First footage of Yakuza 4 on PS4 surfaces


Tanimura is definitely odd looking

Sega has uploaded some footage of Yakuza 4's PS4 remaster to YouTube. Along with showing off a much higher resolution and a rock-solid framerate, this is also the first look we're getting of protagonist Masayoshi Tanimura's new actor. Famtisu had revealed screenshots, a release date and details about the remaster days ago and some fans were left scratching their heads at the recasting of a main character.

Why don't you take a look a judge for yourself?

In all honesty, I had a hard time distinguishing him in the first shot of the trailer. From his side profile, new actor Toshiki Masuda bears resemblance to original actor Hiroki Narimiya. It's everywhere else that comes off odd to me. I'm too used to Narimiya's voice and I just cannot get on with that weird face in close-up shots.

Those nitpicks aside, everything else looks just as I remember it in Yakuza 4. The game has some excellent ambiance and that is being completely retained. Seeing as how this isn't a Kiwami style redo, that makes perfect sense. It still sucks about Tanimura's complete change, though.

PS4専用ソフト『龍が如く4 伝説を継ぐもの』プロモーション映像 [YouTube Japan]

You are logged out. Login | Sign up



Peter Glagowski
Peter Glagowski   gamer profile

Plucked right from the DToid community (formerly KingSigy), Peter is an aspiring writer with a passion for gaming and fitness. If you can't find him in front of a game, you'll most likely find hi... more + disclosures



Also on Destructoid: Yakuza 4   (6)   From our database:

  • (Update) Yakuza 3 is now available on PS4 in the west, 4 and 5 on the way - Peter Glagowski
  • Yakuza director mum on whether or not PS4 ports will head west - Peter Glagowski
  • First footage of Yakuza 4 on PS4 surfaces - Peter Glagowski
  • Yakuza 4's PS4 remaster gets release date, new actor - Peter Glagowski
  • Yakuza series producer states the PS4 remasters are for 'new overseas fans' - Peter Glagowski
  • Talking localization with Yakuza localization producers Scott Strichart and Sam Mullen - Peter Glagowski
  • There won't be any Yakuza announcements at PSX this year - Peter Glagowski
  • Sega seems up for Yakuza and Persona on PC - Peter Glagowski
  • This is how to prevent a suicide in Yakuza 4 - Allistair Pinsof
  • More related stories
    Filed under... #HD #japan #Japanator #PS3 #PS4 #Remaster #rerelease #Sega #Sony #Yakuza



    You're not expected to always agree, but do please keep cool and never make it personal. Report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our community team. Also, on the right side of a comment you can flag nasty comments anonymously (we ban users dishing bad karma). For everything else, contact us!