Yeah, this is pretty much the entire series, in a nutshell.
Yakuza 6 isn’t out yet, but holy crap, it already looks incredible.
Series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi showed off some Yakuza 6 gameplay on a Sega stream last night. The upcoming installment of the under-appreciated series is a PS4 exclusive due out this fall in Japan. Who knows when it’ll get a western release?
Track: Comin’ at ya, my girl | Artist: Mitsuharu Fukuyama | Album: Yakuza 5 - Original Soundtrack Vol. 2
Released in 2012 in Japan, Yakuza 5 finally made it to North American PlayStation 3 consoles last week, just in time for Sega to release this jaw-dropping trailer for the PlayStation 4 exclusive Yakuza 6.
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.
Yakuza 5 arrives on PSN for the PS3 on Tuesday, December 8. The release date, confirmed during the PlayStation Experience keynote today, also comes with news of Yakuza 0 eventually coming to Western PS4 consoles.
Because Beat Takeshi is in the new one. That’s why. What the hell else do you need?
They’re making Yakuza 6! Of course, they are! And the latest numbered entry in the Yakuza series is PS4 only.
Yakuza 5 is coming to the West (praise be the Localisation Gods) for the PS3, and when it does, all of Japan’s DLC for the game is getting thrown in as well.
Once a yakuza... Always a yakuza.
Vampire yakuza, minigun-toting trucks, a guy in a flying fuzzy frog suit... Sounds like Miike Takashi all right.
Take a good gander at the above image, because it’s one of the few legitimate images of Yakuza 0’s campaign that can be shared on the PS4.
Yakuza 0 rewards you for beating the crap out of street thugs and gangsters in the form of gobs of cash. Gobs and gobs of cash.
They already had a live-action movie and a TV show, so I guess a stage adaptation was only a matter of time.
I have wanted to play Yakuza forever, and I'll have no excuse next month, as Yakuza 4 is part of February's PlayStation Plus lineup. Transistor and Apotheon are for PS4, while Yakuza 3 and Thief are for anyone still booting up PS3s. Rogue Legacy is for every platform, and Kick & Fennick is Vita-only.
While there's no word on a western release for the upcoming Yakuza 0, the latest trailer was just too awesome not to share. With English subtitles no less.
The new Yakuza game will be out in Japan in Spring, and it looks like Sony will be releasing matching PS4s around the same time.
Yakuza: Zero sure looks fantastic. Check out this gameplay video (footage starts about four minutes in), which shows off the game world and some very realistic puddle reflections.