Yakuza 1 & 2 HD announced for Wii U in Japan

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 lib...

Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition trailer released

If you didn’t know already, Sega announced in Japan a few days ago that they would be bringing Yakuza 1 and 2 to the HD world in a new videogame bundle. Currently the title has been set for release in Japan in November 1st while Sega in America has been quiet. While fans of the Yakuza series in the West wait for a hopeful international release, which seems likely as nearly every Yakuza title...

Yakuza 5’s main characters shown off in first character screenshots

We just heard about the main characters that players will be able to take control of when Yakuza 5 hits Japanese store shelves in December and now Sega has updated Yakuza 5’s Japanese website with a slew of new images of these main characters. For the most part all of the returning guys still look the same but we also seen the slightly grown up version of Haruka Sawamura as well as what the ...

Yakuza 5 to feature five playable characters including Haruka, Kazuma, Shun and more

Interestingly enough, the previous main game in the Yakuza series, Yakuza 4 had four main characters that the players switched between periodically. Now today Sega has revealed that Yakuza 5 will feature 5 different characters to play as as well as five different locations that can be visited. This information comes from Famitsu as it is reported that Kazuma Kiyru, my favorite Shun Akiyama and Tai...

Yakuza: Dead Souls Review

Yakuza: Dead Souls Developer: Sega Publisher: Sega Release Date: March 13, 2012 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview: Even when zombies first became popular upon the creation of George A. Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” they never reached such a high level of popularity as they do right now. There are countless movies created involving zombie outbreaks, tons of books and even more vi...

Yakuza: Dead Souls’ launch trailer pits the Yakuza against their worst enemy

Karaoke! Well, karaoke would certainly be a challenge, especially for guys who are about to face off against a horde of undead zombies. While all of these Yakuza have faced horrible adversities and have succeeded in the past against insurmountable odds… there are more than just a few zombies to worry about. Don’t believe me? Check out the launch trailer below where you will see multipl...

Yakuza: Dead Souls gets patriotic with some GameStop pre-orders

In less than a week a Yakuza game unlike any other will be released in North America. Why is this one different than any other Yakuza game? Well because rather than dealing with people, this time around you will have to deal with undead people. How will you be dealing with these zombies you ask? Well if you were to pre-order from GameStop before the game is released you will be able to receive fiv...

Girls, Guns and more revealed for Yakuza: Dead Souls pre-order bonuses

Yakuza: Dead Souls is quite a unique take on the whole zombie genre as a whole, because not only do the zombies invade an entire town rather than a mall, but this time around the zombies have to deal with the even more terrifying yakuza. While Yakzua: Dead Souls is set to be released on March 13th in North America, the 15th in Australia and the 16th in Europe, we have yet to hear about what pre-or...

Yakuza Black Panther 2 expected in Japan March 2012

Fans of the Yakuza series in North America may currently be waiting for Yakuza Dead Souls, however Japanese fans of the series are actually looking forward to a PSP Yakuza game known as Yakuza Black Panter 2. Andriasang reports that the latest issue of Dengeki PlayStation has revealed the release date for Yakuza Black Panther 2 and that date is March 22nd. Black Panther 2 will continue to follow t...

Learn the ways you can kill a zombie in Yakuza Dead Souls

We’ve all seen plenty of zombies in the virtual world, so many in fact that a zombie outbreak has occurred in so many cities around the world that you would think by now, someone would have thought up a cure. Besides y’know… killing them in a whole variety of different ways. While the rule of thumb for a zombie apocalypse is to always aim for the head, where is the fun in that? T...

Yakuza 5 to include a new city

In perhaps a first for the Yakuza series, the next entry may move outside of the standard city Kamurocho. Sega’s own Toshihiro Nagoshi revealed yesterday in a Nico Nico broadcast that besides the usual city, a new city will also be added into Yakuza 5. Andriasang reports that the current cities that have been thrown around are Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka and Fukuoka. To make things even better, S...

Yakuza: Dead Souls confirmed for March 2012 release in West

It seems that Sega is indeed bringing Yakuza of the End out of Japan to Western shores as today the company has announced that they will be localizing the title for PlayStation 3 release under the name of Yakuza: Dead Souls. Dead Souls is currently set to be released sometime in March of next year and they have even released a trailer for the game which you can catch below a handful of screenshots...

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