Check out the latest trailer for PS4 exclusive Yakuza 6, which will be out in Japan on December 8. It’s slated to be the last entry in the Kazuma Kiryu saga. No word yet on a Western release.
Because it’s a prequel set in the 1980s, Yakuza 0 is hopefully going to be the perfect place for newcomers to jump into Sega’s story-heavy world of brutal combat and dumb-ass minigames. Because the more people who play Yakuza, the better.
Sega’s Yakuza games are terrific. You really need to play them. Yet, they’re not always localized, and if they are, they arrive late. According to series mastermind Toshihiro Nagoshi, Sega is still trying to figure out how to appeal to Western gamers.
Sega said today that Yakuza 0, the newish prequel to the Japanese gangster series, will be released on PS4 in the West in “early 2017" (it was out in Japan in 2015). If you want to know why this is exciting news, just look at this.
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.