Here's a Free Vita App That Lets You Try the New Yakuza Game

One thing that Japan will be getting for its PS4 launch that other countries didn't/won't is the latest Yakuza game, Yakuza Ishin!. And for those who can't wait for the game, there's a new free PS Vita app to let them experience some of the Yakuza Ishin! world, if not the story. » 2/13/14 8:00am 2/13/14 8:00am

Japan's Great Developers Discuss the PS4

I got a chance to handle the PS4 at this year's Tokyo Game Show. The graphics definitely look prettier than I've seen on the PS3, but otherwise, it handles pretty much like it should. But I'm looking at it from the player's side. That's the output. What about the input? That's where you have to ask the developers. » 9/26/13 7:45am 9/26/13 7:45am

Be Two Historical Figures For the Price of One in the New Yakuza Game

The latest chapter of the Yakuza series, Yakuza: Ishin!, is a trip back in time. Much like in Yakuza: Kenzan!, the game will feature series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu as a famous historical character. However, this time, Kiryu will be two historical figures instead of one. » 8/22/13 7:00am 8/22/13 7:00am

These Games Were Missing From E3

Now that we've had a weekend to recoup from the bright lights and pulsing music of the world's most elaborate video game marketing circus, it's time to take a quiet moment to reflect on the games we didn't get to play at E3 2013. Jade, Samus, Drake — where were you guys? » 6/17/13 10:00am 6/17/13 10:00am

Yakuza Series Developer Offers His Opinion On the New Consoles

As seen from the photograph, the well-tanned Yakuza series developer, Toshihiro Nagoshi was walking among the crowds at E3 this year. Hopefully basking in the saturated spectacle of upcoming consoles and games. » 6/13/13 6:30am 6/13/13 6:30am