Yakuza 5’s Protagonists Introduced with new Details and Screenshots

It has been quite some time since a new Yakuza game dropped in the West and of course time progresses between each iteration as well so it only makes sense that Sega release some new details regarding Yakuza 5‘s five protagonists and giving us some information regarding their respective stories. It is worth noting that, although we do have a bunch of new English screenshots, that the company...

Yakuza: Kiwami and Yakuza 6 Announced for 2016 Release in Japan

Remember how Sega was hinting at a Yakuza announcement today? Well they delivered two announcements and fans of the series will likely be happy to hear that they have two games on the way. First and foremost Sega announced during Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference that they are remaking the original Yakuza as Yakuza: Kiwami and are planning on releasing it for the PlayStation 4 and Play...

New Yakuza Title to be Announced on September 15

It seems that a brand new Yakuza game will be revealed next week on September 15th during the SCEJA Press Conference for Tokyo Game Show. I say this because the official Japanese website for the Yakuza series was updated with a banner image featuring that date and a file name hinting towards a new title being revealed. It is worth noting that while Sega does own the Yakuza franchise that Sony woul...

Yakuza 5 Now Available for Digital Pre-Order, Will Include All Japanese DLC at Launch

Sega has announced that although they have yet to nail down an exact release date at the time of this writing (as it is still set for a fall release) that Yakuza 5 is now available for digital pre-order for the PlayStation 3 and that anyone who happens to pre-order the game this way will be given a static PlayStation 3 theme. That wasn’t all Sega had to reveal today as they also released the...

Second Yakuza 5 Developer Interview Released

Back in June Sega and Sony released the first developer interview for Yakuza 5 and now the second interview, featuring Gio Corsi, Sony’s Director of Third Party Production and Developer Relations, speaking with Yakuza 5‘s General Director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama and now Sony has released the second video in the series of interviews. This time around the video interview fo...

First Yakuza 5 Developer Interview Video Released

We haven’t heard much about Yakuza 5 coming to the West after Sega and Sony announced that they were planning on bringing the title to North America and Europe sometime in 2015 but now seven months later Sega has appeared with a bit of promotional material for the title. The company has released a video interview where Gio Corsio of the SCEA Third Party Production team speaks with the genera...

Yakuza 0 Chikai No Basho Soundtrack Available to Purchase Today

Fans of the Japanese brawler adventure series Yakuza, will no doubt be aware that the newest iteration of the series, Yakuza 0, will be released in Japanese markets tomorrow (12th March). To coincide with the software release, the Yakuza 0 soundtrack was released today, available to download ( at a price of 1,500 yen) from the iTunes, Amazon and Animelo Mix stores. The soundtrack includes 88 track...

Yakuza 5 Coming to the West

Sega has announced that, in conjunction with Sony of America, Yakuza 5 will finally be coming to Western countries in 2015 for the PlayStation 3 on the PlayStation Network. Additionally, it was announced that Yakuza 4 and Yakuza: Dead Souls are now available on the PlayStation Network. Yakuza 5 continues the stories of Kazuma Kiryu, Shun Akiyama, and Taiga Saejima from Yakuza 4, as well as some ne...

Yakuza Zero Details and Trailers Released at TGS

SEGA – those no-localising son-a-ma-guns! – have released two new Yakuza Zero trailers at TGS 2014. One focuses on the story and the other more-so on the overall experience, introducing all the new mini-games, side quests, combat mechanics and more. Of course, they’re both in Japanese, so bear through the language barrier my fellow English speakers! Directly below you’ll fi...

New Trailer for Yakuza Ishin

Sega‘s Japanese crime franchise – Yakuza is gearing up for its newest installment – Yakuza Ishin. Ishin is a bit of a departure from the other games in the franchise, and puts series’ iconic characters into historical roles. Despite being originally announced as a launch title for the PS4, Yakuza Ishin is still a while’s off; launching on February 22nd in Japan, and n...

Yakuza Ishin Japanese PlayStation 4 Launch Title

The newest entry in the long-standing Yakuza series from Sega has been officially confirmed, and for not only the PlayStation 3, but also the next-gen PlayStation 4. Yakuza Ishin (Yakuza Restoration as it is translated for us westerners…whom will likely not even get the game) will simultaneously release on the PS3, and be a launch title for the PS4 in Japan, on February 22nd, 2014. This titl...

Sega teasing ‘surprise’ Yakuza announcement for August 18th

It has been revealed that Sega will be announcing the results of their “Yakuza Character General Election” on August 18th outside of Shinjuku Station. While not major news itself, it is what the company will be announcing after the results have been revealed. The company has said that they will be making a “surprise announcement” for the Yakuza series, but at the moment the...

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