Sega and Nintendo just announced that PlayStation 2 crime saga Yakuza 1 and its sequel Yakuza 2 are headed to the Wii U in Japan. The games are getting HD makeovers, and will take advantage of the Wii U GamePad via in-game maps and GamePad only play.
With the announcement that Yakuza 5 will feature 5 main characters in 5 major cities across Japan, and a new game engine to upgrade the outdated look of the series, Sega has released a teaser site and revealed the back story of the new chapter.
Demian Smith had the (mis)fortune to get a job working as a translator on the very first Yakuza game for the PS2. If you haven't played it, know that for a game set in Japan and called Yakuza, it wasn't that Japanese.
Ever wonder why thugs turn to a life of crime? Maybe it's because their threads cost so damn much.
Sega is releasing a new Yakuza crime game this month in Japan. This game already has a title — Yakuza: New Chapter Black Panther. The Japanese company has another new Yakuza game. This game doesn't have a title.
And it's covered in stickers. Because Japanese gangsters just love stickers?
Yakuza. Shocking, we know.
Pictured here is not adult video actress Rio. That's Anzu Takizawa, who on her blog says she loves Japanese crime game Ryu Ga Gotoku (Yakuza in the West).
SEGA held a cattle call for its upcoming Yakuza game with an open audition. Women with experience as cabaret hostesses were encouraged to apply. One finalist has more experience than that. Much more.
If buying Ryu Ga Gotoku 3 (Yakuza 3) isn't enough of a commitment, how about the Ryu Ga Gotoku cell phone? Japanese cell phone carrier Softbank is rolling out a Yakuza phone, SoftBank815T model, in three colors: red, black and white. The tastefully decorated clamshell is packed with game-themed icons, wallpaper and…
Oneechanbara isn't the only video game-to-movie adaptation screening at the upcoming New York Asian Film Festival. Director Takashi Miike's film Ryu Ga Gotoku, known as Yakuza in the West and Like A Dragon when literally translated, is based on the PlayStation 2 game from Sega of the very same name. It will make its…