Now That We've Got Yakuza 5, Time To Start Drooling Over Yakuza 6

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 general sense I got from fans of the series between the release date announcement post and Luke Plunkett’s completely true statement about everyone needing to play these games, was that they wished the game was on the PlayStation 4 instead. Well don’t worry, the PS4 love is a few years. Maybe. Just check out the trailer for the game, released during a 10th anniversary celebration Sega held in Japan yesterday (via Gematsu).

Japan gets Yakuza 6 next fall, though they’ll get an early taste in next month’s remake of the series’ first game, Yakuza: Kiwami. Launch copies of that significantly retooled classic will include a demo of the next installment. Kiwami is looking pretty great on its own, really.

Now would be a really great time to learn Japanese. Either that, or patience.

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Zipp McAwesome

Pretty sure they announced at the Playstation Experience that North America will also be getting Yakuza Zero on PS4 at some unspecified time. We’ll probably get that before Yakuza 6. Even if it is a port of a PS3 game it’s still good news.