For the first time ever, the Yakuza series will be appearing on a non Sony platform. It was announced in Japan today via a Japanese Nintendo Direct presentation that Sega will be releasing Yakuza 1 & 2 HD on the Wii U on August 8th.
It is worth noting that Yakuza 1 & 2 HD was released on the PS3 in Japan last year, but this is still quite a notable addition to the Wii U’s lacking library. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD will feature off-screen GamePad play and a number of other Wii U specific features that were not detailed further. It is worth noting that Yakuza 1 & 2 HD on the Wii U has not been announced for Western release at this time.