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Posts Tagged ‘Ryu ga Gotoku’

Yakuza: Like a Dragon Western Release Formally Announced

Thursday, September 12th, 2019

On the 29th of August, Yakuza 7 was officially revealed and while an English-translated trailer was shortly available, it was taken down by SEGA Europe very quickly. However, we now have official confirmation that the game is headed West and a new English version of the announcement trailer is available to view.

Called Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the West, this new entry in the series features a re-imagined combat system that features a heavy emphasis on turn-based RPG mechanics. It also features a new protagonist, Ichiban Kasuga. Yakuza: Like a Dragon will launch sometime in 2020 exclusively for PS4.

Judgment Day Preview Event Coverage | YouTube Channel

Friday, May 31st, 2019

On the 30th of May 2019, SEGA Europe held a preview event for the upcoming Judgment game, aptly named Judgment Day. At this event we got a chance to play the game and in this video we share our thoughts on both the game and the event itself:

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New PS4 Yakuza Title Announced, Features Yakuza Online’s Ichiban Kasuga

Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

It has been revealed that Ichiban Kasuga of Ryu Ga Gotoku Online fame is going to be the star of the next PS4 Yakuza title. This new Yakuza game is currently untitled and there’s no word on a release date at this time.

In addition, a new casting call has been put out for actresses to play Kasuga’s love interest. The chosen actress will appear in the game and promotional material, but also receive a 1 million yen prize. Applications can be completed on this website.

If you’re unfamiliar with Ichiban Kasuga, that’ll be because the game he features in is currently Japan-only. Ryu Ga Gotoku Online is a free-to-play Yakuza spin-off that stars both Kiryu Kazama and Ichiban Kasuga. It is currently available in Japan for PC, iOS and Android devices. There is no word on a Western release at this time.

[Source: Gematsu]

PS4 Remasters of Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 Confirmed

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Dengeki Playstation has exclusively revealed that PS4 remasters of Yakuza 3, 4 and 5 are happening and the first release will be Yakuza 3 on August 9th 2018. This is currently only confirmed for a Japanese release, but it will include a download code for the game’s original soundtrack and will cost 3990 yen.

The Yakuza 4 remaster will then arrive in an “Autumn 2018” launch window, with Yakuza 5 set of Spring 2019. The only improvements confirmed for all 3 games so far is increased resolution and higher framerates. There is currently no word on whether these are Kiwami-style remakes with new and exclusive content.

[Source: SEGAbits]

Video Spotlight: 6 Minute Hokuto Ga Gotoku Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A new extended 6 minute trailer of Hokuto Ga Gotoku has also gone live. This new title based on the Fist of the North Star series is being developed by the Yakuza Studio and is due for release on PS4 on the 22nd of February 2018 in Japan. Check out the new trailer by clicking below:

Hokuto Ga Gotoku is currently only due for a Japanese release. A Western release has not been confirmed at this time.

Video Spotlight: New Mobile Title ‘Yakuza Online’ Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A new mobile Yakuza title called Yakuza Online is in the works for iOS, Android and PC. This new title sees you playing as a new character called Kasuga Ichiban and is a free-to-play affair with optional micro-transactions. You can see the game in action by clicking below:

Yakuza Online is due for release in Japan at some point in 2018. There is currently no word on a Western release at this time.

Video Spotlight: Yakuza Kiwami 2 Gameplay Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

In addition to the extended story trailer, we also have a new 4 and a half minute gameplay trailer of Yakuza Kiwami 2 to indulge in.

This trailer showcases the game’s combat and some new mini-games that include a Yakuza take on tower defense, a new hostess management mode called Cabaret Club GP and even the bizarre SEGA Toylet urinal mini-games. Check it out below:

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the original Yakuza 2 for PS2 and is due for release on PS4 on the 7th of December 2017 in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release for the game.

Video Spotlight: Extended Yakuza Kiwami 2 Story Trailer

Friday, September 29th, 2017

A 5 and a half minute story trailer for Yakuza Kiwami 2 is now available on the official Ryu Ga Gotoku YouTube channel. Click below to see a summation of the game’s plot but with the lovely new graphics this version provides:

Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the original Yakuza 2 for PS2 and is due for release on PS4 on the 7th of December 2017 in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release for the game.

Video Spotlight: Yakuza Kiwami 2 TGS 2017 Trailer

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Yakuza 2 is finally getting the Kiwami treatment. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is due for release this December for PS4 owners in Japan and the Tokyo Game Show has brought us a new trailer showcasing the game’s story. Yakuza Kiwami 2 is a remake of the original Yakuza 2 with a seamless, open world city and an expanded story-line. Check it out below:

Yakuza Kiwami 2 will launch for PS4 on the 7th of December 2017 in Japan. There is currently no word on a Western release.

Video Spotlight: Hokuto ga Gotoku TGS 2017 Trailer

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

The team behind the Yakuza franchise have revealed a new game based on the Fist of the North Star franchise. Ryu Ga Gotoku Studios are currently developing Hokuto ga Gotoku for a launch on the 22nd of February 2018 in Japan. There is currently no word on whether the title will make its way to the West, but a new trailer that went live during the Tokyo Game Show is now available to watch by clicking below:

Hokuto ga Gotoku will launch on the 22nd of February 2018 for PS4.

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