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Yakuza 5 Releasing 8th of December

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

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It’s been a very long wait but Yakuza 5’s Western release is finally dated and it’s coming next week on the 8th of December.

The game’s release date was revealed in tonight’s Playstation Experience event. Yakuza 5 will be released digitally for PS3 and include all the DLC that was released during its original Japanese campaign.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Yakuza 5 Digital Pre-Order Now Live, Game Will Include All Japanese DLC

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

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You can now put down a digital pre-order for Yakuza 5 on PSN for Playstation 3. The game releases later this year (still no firm release date) and a pre-order will guarantee you an exclusive theme for your PS3 dashboard. Hooray.

Also confirmed for the Western release of Yakuza 5 is all the Japanese DLC, included with a purchase of the game as standard. One of these packs is called, “Another Drama” and features detailed sub-plots for each of the 5 playable characters.

[Source: Playstation Blog]

Video Spotlight: Yakuza 5 Developer Interview Part 1

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

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SEGA have conducted a 3 part interview with Toshihiro Nagoshi and Masayoshi Yokoyama, the director and producer of Yakuza 5. In the interview they discuss Yakuza 5’s theme and answer questions from the fans:

Yakuza 5 launches in the West in the 4th quarter of this year.

Atlus Rumoured to Be Working on SEGA Ports “Don’t Rule Out Yakuza 5″ UPDATE Atlus Debunk Rumour

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

UPDATE

Jason Schreier of Kotaku has apparently been in contact with Atlus USA who have said that they are unaware of any work being done on a Yakuza 5 port. He adds that, “they’re not a big company and they just announced like 4 new Persona games. Seems pretty unlikely to me.” Are Atlus USA covering up a leak or is this EGM just speculating?

Thanks to TimmiT for bring this information to our attention.

ORIGINAL STORY

SEGA’s acquisition of Atlus may result in one of the most fan-requested ports in recent years.

Rumours posted in this month’s EGM magazine confirm that Atlus is working on ports for SEGA and that we shouldn’t “rule out Yakuza 5 coming to America under the Atlus banner”.

Nothing has been confirmed at this time and it’s not clear whether EGM are just speculating or whether they have some insider information, but the feature comes with the huge Yakuza 5 header which hints that the magazine might know more than they’re letting on.

One can only hope!

[Source: Yakuza Fan]

Toshihiro Nagoshi Teases Information About Yakuza 6

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Toshihiro Nagoshi has revealed some details about the next Yakuza title in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation.

According to the big boss there will be significant improvements to the battle system with the overall feel of the game becoming more of a “physical experience”.

It has also been revealed that Yakuza 5 was the last title to be released on PS3. This means the series could now be coming to next generation consoles.

[Source: Spong]

Edge Investigate What the Japanese Critics Are Saying About Yakuza 5

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Edge have run an interesting feature discussing the critical reaction to Yakuza 5 which was released in Japan on December 6th 2012:

“A massive game then, full of quirky and unique content, with a compelling tale tying it all together. As the current generation of consoles finally seems to be coming to its close, it’s a shame that even with such glowing praise in its native Japan, there haven’t been any plans announced to release in the west what what could be one of PS3′s last major Japanese exclusives. “In terms of volume and quality of content, this is the high point in the Yakuza series. A definite ‘buy’,” says Impress Watch. Would that we could.”

Click here to be taken to the full feature at Edge Online.

Yakuza 5 is still without a Western release date as is the HD re-release of Yakuza 1 & 2. Get your act together SEGA!

Video Spotlight: More Yakuza 5 Gameplay

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Yakuza 5 gameplay ahoy! SEGA of Japan are hyping the hell out of the new Yakuza game and it’s certainly looking good. Check out a new gameplay trailer below:

Yakuza 5 launches in Japan on December 6th 2012. Still no word on a Western release.

[Source: SEGAShiro]

Video Spotlight: More Yakuza 5 Gameplay Footage

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

2 new videos have appeared featuring more new gameplay from Yakuza 5. The first shows off Kiryu’s new taxi and racing gameplay which looks brilliantly realistic and over the top in equal measure:

The second takes a more serious tone and shows Saejima hunting wildlife in a snowy scenario. What this has to do with the story I’m not entirely sure:

Yakuza 5 is set for a Japanese release on December 6th 2012. No Western release has been announced at this time.

[Source: Eurogamer]

Video Spotlight: Yakuza 5 TGS Trailer With English Subs

Friday, October 12th, 2012

KHHSubs have translated the entire Yakuza 5 trailer from the Tokyo Games Show into English for all us Westerners to enjoy! Check it out:

[Source: Yakuza Fan]

Video Spotlight: Yakuza 5 Gameplay

Friday, October 12th, 2012

The following videos contain pretty ladies being shown gameplay from Yakuza 5. I don’t really know why. I’m assuming they’re the actresses who are playing the hostesses in the game.

Regardless, the videos also contain lots of new Yakuza 5 footage. Check em out:

Yakuza 5’s Western release is still unconfirmed but the Japanese release happens December 6th this year on Playstation 3.

[Source: SEGAShiro]

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