Track: Comin’ at ya, my girl | Artist: Mitsuharu Fukuyama | Album: Yakuza 5 - Original Soundtrack Vol. 2
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.
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.
Bombshell! Yakuza 5, which many of us thought would never actually make it to Western shores, will come to North America for PS3 next year, Sony just announced.
Yakuza 5 was released in Japan in December 2012. It is yet to see a release in the West. Sega, we are still waiting. Hurry up.
Yakuza 5 was first released in Japan in December 2012. It is now January 2014 and there's still no word on a Western release. Fix this, Sega!
The Yakuza games are some of the very best on the PS3, so Sega's silence on a possible localisation of Yakuza 5 is killing me.
I know it has flaws. Some of them completely alienating for most people. But damn it, I don't care. The Yakuza series is just about my favourite thing on the PS3.
Until I sat down and played Yakuza 5, my knowledge of the Yakuza series was limited, to say the least. I knew the characters and some of the story (from wikis, friends, and the movie), but when it came down to playing the series, the most time I had spent with it was in playing the demos of Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, and …
After four main games and two spin-offs, you probably have a pretty good idea of what to expect from Yakuza 5: weapon-filled brawling action across Japan's major metropolitan areas. While brutal and cinematic, the brawling aspect is only the smallest part of what you can do in Yakuza 5.
The Christmas season is upon us once again (as was frightfully apparent from the Christmas songs that started playing sometime around, oh, November 1st… (seriously, at least wait for Thanksgiving to be over)), and soon gifts will be piled under the Christmas tree for all to see and wonder at what goodies are contained…
Yakuza 5 is scheduled for release in Japan next week and the developers at Sega are in full PR mode. Executive producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Masayoshi Yokoyama spoke to Weekly Famitsu in a pre-release interview to talk about the latest in the Yakuza franchise.
Kazuma Kiryu. The "Dragon of Dojima" and one of the main protagonists of the Yakuza series. This walking powerhouse of violence has come a long way from his youthful days of beating up biker gangs through the seedy underbelly of Japan's criminal world and to prison and back.
To mark the release of crime saga Yakuza 5, Sony is putting out a special (tacky—sorry!) PS3 bundle, complete with a gold colored PS3 controller. The controller is just gold—kinda ho hum. Know what can jazz it up? Stickers.
Hello tacky! Sony is readying two PS3 super slim specials (one for Yakuza 5 and the other for Ken's Rage). Both are shockingly unattractive.
The Yakuza series of games have always been serious, testosterone-filled stories about hard men kicking each other's asses, broken up sporadically by mini-games, activities, and general fooling around. The latest game, Yakuza 5, is no different. As previously reported, Namco Bandai's Taiko no Tatsujin appears as a…
Celebrity chef Tatsuya Kawagoe is young, handsome, and an internet meme in Japan. The 40 year-old seems to have become an online gag because he's a good-looking successful guy and sports what the Japanese call a "doyagao" ("self-satisfied look"; ドヤ顔).
It's not uncommon for video game companies to reference their own games in...their own games. But Yakuza 5, never one to turn down a tie-in, has something else: Yakuza 5 features another company's game.