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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.

Review: Yakuza

Monday, August 7th, 2017

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The first game in Toshihiro Nagoshi’s hugely successful Yakuza franchise is a fascinating little game because it showcases a lot of familiar elements that will stay with the series all the way to present day. Yakuza is an incredibly accomplished first entry in a series that has simply reiterated on its template instead of taking it in a completely different direction.

Click here to read our full review of Yakuza.

E3 2017 Round-Up: Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania, Yakuza Kiwami & Yakuza 6

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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E3 2017 is here and it’s brought lots of new details regarding Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania, Yakuza Kiwami and Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. First up we have a new trailer for Sonic Forces which shows us a little more gameplay of each of the 3 gameplay styles as well as the reveal of a new villain. The new villain looks like a Sonic-styled hedgehog but he has a glitchy look about him. His reveal is prefaced with the symbol for infinity which has many speculating the character is called Infinity or Infinite. Check out the trailer below:

IGN have also posted 7 minutes of direct feed Sonic Forces gameplay that showcases the PS4 Pro version of the game. Worth mentioning is the brief look at the avatar menu which sees the customer character wearing some rather snazzy Mega Drive-branded footwear. Sonic Forces launches on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Switch in Q4 2017. You can watch the new gameplay here:

Now we move onto Sonic Mania and more specifically the Nintendo Switch version. IGN have had some hands-on time with this version and shared 6 minutes of gameplay which features Act 2 of Green Hill Zone complete with a reveal of the stage’s boss. We also get another look at the Mirage Saloon stage. Sonic Mania launches on PC, Switch, PS4 and Xbox One on August 15th 2017. Take a look below:

Next up we have a new trailer of the PS4 Yakuza remake, Yakuza Kiwami. The game will release on August 29th 2017 and if you pre-order now you can secure a limited edition steelbook case. Check out the new trailer below:

Finally we have a new trailer for Yakuza 6 which also reveals the game’s subtitle, The Song of Life. The trailer reveals a portion of the game’s story which sees Kiryu discovering that Haruka has had a baby and Kiryu is trying to learn who the father is. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is due for release in early 2018 for PS4. You can watch the new trailer by clicking the embed below:

“Business Edition” of Yakuza 0 Revealed for North America

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Yakuza 0 is launching in the West early next year (Early 2017 for Europe but a firm January 24th 2017 date for the US) and those lucky Americans get a launch-day “Business Edition” of the game which includes a stainless steel business card holder that includes 3 cards based on characters and places in the actual game. As long as you pre-order the game in North America you will receive a Business Edition which means this edition basically takes the place of what is normally labelled a “day one” edition aka the first print run of the game.

You can also check out a new trailer for the game by clicking below. You can also watch the slightly different European version of the trailer (different release date, no mention of the Business Edition) by clicking here.

[Source: Yakuza Fan]

European Release for Yakuza 0 Confirmed for Early 2017

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

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SEGA Europe have finally committed to a release of Yakuza 0.

The European version of Yakuza 0 is planned to arrive in, “early 2017”. The game will launch as both a physical and digital release on PS4, which makes a nice change considering Yakuza 5 was a digital only release.

Yakuza 0 is a prequel to the original Yakuza game on PS2. You can also watch a new trailer below:

[Source: Eurogamer]

Video Spotlight: Digital Foundry Takes a Look at the Yakuza 6 Demo

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

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Digital Foundry are at it once again with a technical analysis video of the new Yakuza 6 demo which is currently exclusive to owners of Yakuza Kiwami. There is also an accompanying article you can read by clicking here. Take a look at the below embed to see the game in action with some insightful commentary on what’s doing differently this time around:

Also for those who are interested, KHH Subs have uploaded a full playthrough of the demo but with added English subtitles:

Yakuza 6 is out in Autumn 2016 for PS4. It is currently exclusive to Japan.

[Source: Eurogamer]

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