Today’s PlayStation event in Japan was weird, to say the least. Attendees watched a spaceship in the shape of a DualShock 4 fly through the universe while the buttons on it talked to them in weird computer voices. A few new games did get shown at the event, though, including an action-RPG courtroom brawler from the…
Yakuza Online is launching this year in Japan. The online game stars Kasuga Ichiban, the new protagonist of the Yakuza series, and is launching on iOS, Android and PC. No word yet about an international release.
Sega’s been giving out Yakuza games like candy, and I am not complaining. Last year, Yakuza Kiwami’s remaster of the first game helped new fans experience an old class. Now, we have Yakuza Kiwami 2 and while not everything from the old game holds up, there’s still a lot to love.
Yo, Kiryu-chan! Heather and Seung are streaming Yakuza Kiwami 2 right now on Twitch. Coin join the chat for an afternoon of fistfights and arcade games.
I played Yakuza Kiwami 2 this weekend and loved every second of it. Arcades are a big part of Yakuza’s gorgeous cityscapes, and their changing roster of old Sega game shows a different way of preserving classic games.
Sure, it’s on PC now, but the Yakuza series is synonymous with three generations of PlayStation consoles. And for good reason: Nintendo and Microsoft had their chance, but simply weren’t interested in the Japanese gangster saga.
Yakuza 0, a damn fine video game on PlayStation 4, is now also available on PC. And while it looks fine on Ultra, it looks even better at the other end of the settings menu.
You no longer have an excuse not to play a Yakuza game.
Two Yakuza games came out in 2017, we’ve already had one in 2018, and now another is coming. Here’s the E3 trailer for Yakuza Kiwami 2, the remake of the second game in the series, which was originally released in 2006.
Sega just announced that two Yakuza games are on the way for the PC. They’ll be joined by the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Kenshiro is coming to America. The studio behind Yakuza is bringing Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise overseas on October 2nd, exclusively for the Playstation 4. The high-octane brawler should give you plenty of chances to say “You are already dead.”
I alluded to this in my review of the game, but I think it’s had enough time to sit that I’m ready to talk about it more: Yakuza 6 completely blew its ending, which considering the importance it had for the entire series is a damn shame.
Here’s our first peek at the upcoming Yakuza 3 full-HD remaster, running at a smooth 60 frames-per-second. What do you think? Looks good! Like Yakuza 3 for the PS4.
It’s not easy cosplaying as Goro Majima, the spicy meatballs on the side of the Yakuza universe. For one, you need to be able to pull off some very tight pants. And then you need to nail his essence, which is so much arrogance and menace that the average actual human being just couldn’t do it.
Now considered PlayStation 3 classics, Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 are getting remastered for the PlayStation 4 in full HD.
This is Ebb & Flow, a 40-minute documentary about the resurgence of Japanese video games that features interviews with people like Katsura Hashino (Persona), Yoko Taro (Nier) and Toshihiro Nagoshi (Yakuza).
I spent a lot of time punching dudes into walls in Yakuza 6, but I also spent a lot of time wandering the streets of Tokyo (and the sleepy seaside town of Onomichi) with my phone out, taking snaps to remind me of my good times doing good deeds.
Yakuza 6 is a game of firsts. It’s also a game of lasts.
Persona 5: Dancing Star Night is getting some Yakuza and Sonic crossover costumes. Announced at Sega’s FES 2018 event, the Persona 3 dancing spinoff will also have its own set of costumes from another Sega series, Virtua Fighter.