Yakuza: Dead Souls is goofy. It's silly. It's a parody. The game looks like it has borrowed pages from both the Left4Dead and Resident Evil handbooks. Yet wrapped inside that hammy exterior is something surprising: reality.
When the game was originally about to be released, the Tohoku Earthquake hit. Yakuza: Dead Souls, with its images of death and destruction, was pushed back out of respect to the victims. The Western release just hit this week—two days after the first anniversary of the quake, and it probably could have been pushed back a month.