Yakuza 4 trailer: Too much badass for one sitting

Damn! There’s so much going on in this 5+ minute Japanese Yakuza 4 trailer that it’s almost information overload. This is a quick overview of everything you’d consider to be badass in the Sega PS3 game. Everything: setting, fighting, cast, games — all badass. Kicking delivery boxes into faces? Badass. Swinging around motorcycles to take down gang members? Badass.

The second half of the  video is badass in a more subdued way. It shows the pleasure side of Yakuza 4: karaoke, time wasters, hostesses and more. The batting cage strip tease (see gallery below)? Badass. Beautifully intricate pachinko parlors? Badass. Going to the onsen and daydreaming about beautiful girls in the bath? Badass, of course. And the personal massage? Serioiusly badass.

I’m really happy that Yakuza 3 is coming soon. The problem is that Yakuza 4 looks so great that I’m afraid I’m going to be let down by by 3.

If this trailer doesn’t get you excited about the Yakuza series of games, I don’t know what will.

Dale North