The Yakuza series is one of the best in video games. Sad thing is, given their delayed localisation work and reputation for being a little...different, they’re also largely ignored by the wider gaming public. I’d love it if that could change.
Today's Shigeru Miyamoto news shows that not even the biggest names in development are around forever. One man, though, plans on sticking around forever. One very brown man.
Sega's Toshihiro "Brown Man" Nagoshi, the creator of the Monkey Ball series, has revealed today that he's formed a new studio at Sega which will deal exclusively with games for the Ryu ga Gotoku (Yakuza) series.
Toshihiro Nagoshi is known for two things: Being very brown and making video games. He looks even browner on television.
Having campaigned for months for a localised version of Yakuza 3, many fans of the series feared that releasing the game so close to other big PS3 titles - like Final Fantasy XIII - would hurt its sales. Nope!
While the West still waits for Yakuza 3, Sega's famous brawler series is already up to a fourth instalment in Japan. Here's the debut trailer for the game.
Yeah, this clip runs for eleven minutes. Lots of Japanese talky-talky, so the verbal stuff won't make much sense, but the vibrant colours and smooth gangster stylings? Those are universal.
Good times! Sega's announced today a release date for Yakuza 2 in the US. Yes, we know, it came out in Japan in 2006, but let's try and look on the bright side for once, eh? It'll be out on September 9 (Europe, you get it on September 28), and instead of trying to get the likes of Michael Madsen back into the…
A third, proper Yakuza game? For the PS3? Exciting stuff. So let's go over a few of the game's finer details. While we already know the game will be an immediate sequel to the second, featuring the same characters and the same storyline, what we didn't know was that the game's going to be taking a pleasant break from…