Yakuza: Dead Souls trademarked in Europe; could be sign of Yakuza: Of the End localization

During Tokyo Game Show it was hinted at by Sega’s Daisuke Sato that there could be a localization of some kind for Yakuza: Of the End. Mainly he said that if it was, they would need to change up the control scheme a little bit. It seems that it could possibly be more than just a small remark however, as Joystiq has discovered a European trademark for a Yakuza title from Sega. Yesterday, Sega...

Yakuza Black Panther 2 given first trailer at TGS

After Yakuza Black Panther 2 was announced, not much information was actually given about the title. That is until Tokyo Game Show, where today there was a four minute trailer released which provides plenty of details about the game’s storyline including how Tatsuya ended up in Osaka. Watch the video below yourself, though a rough understanding of Japanese is required to understand what they...

Daisuke Sato says that Yakuza: Of the End would have “tweaked controls” if localized for West

It seems that a few things will be adjusted if Yakuza: Of the End actually sees a localization for Western release. Daisuke Sato, the director of Yakuza 3 and Binary Domain spoke with Joystiq during Tokyo Game Show and there he responded to a question as to how Binary Domain would compare to Yakuza: Of the End. He said that “For the western version of Yakuza: Of the End — if that’...

Sega Releases Binary Domain Weapons Trailer

Hasta la vista, baby! This is how all those Terminator games SHOULD have been done! Binary Domain is an upcoming Sci-Fi squad-based third-person shooter in development by SEGA, bringing all our fears of robots taking over to an artificial life. Set in Tokyo in the 2080s, this battle with technology (and no, Im not referring to that ‘blue screen of death’ you see when using Windows) has...

Binary Domain gets a story trailer

If you were curious as to what the storyline for Binary Domain was, then the newly released trailer should help shed some light on your confusion. It seems that Binary Domain will be going down the route of robots turning on their human masters after subverting themselves far enough into the structure of humanity that they were able to completely uproot them. From the little that I saw of the game...

Binary Domain set for 2012 release; gameplay trailer revealed

Binary Domain was announced back at the end of 2010 but that was the last time we had seen anything about the futuristic shooter. That is until now because Sega has not only confirmed that Binary Domain will be released early 2012 but also they have released a new trailer for the game that shows actual gameplay. The title is being created by Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi players will take contr...

Yakuza 4 Review

Yakuza 4 Publisher & Developer: SEGA Platform: PlayStation 3 (Reviewed) Release Date: March 15th 2011 Price: $59.95 US , £49.99 UK, $99.99 AUS Overview: The Yakuza franchise is something of an oddity in the world of games today. The series has an extremely large following in Japan and despite nearly the whole series featuring only Japanese voices with English subtitles has accumulated a large ...

Yakuza 4 gets a release trailer showing the better side of life

With the release of Yakuza 4 today, SEGA has released a launch trailer that shows off the better side of being a member of the Yakuza. That is of course until you have to get your hands dirty and throw a few punches, kicks and pieces of the environment at enemies. There are bits of the Hostess part of the game shown off and it is all voiced over by the same man who has done the other trailers. Con...

Yakuza 4 only slightly edited for U.S. release

Looks like Yakuza 4 will arrive on Western shores almost a hundred percent intact. This comes despite the fact that Yakuza 3 suffered quite a few cuts with entire gameplay segments being removed. Thanks to Siliconera it appears that only two things had to be removed this time around and neither of them was to avoid any potential criticisms about the content. The two features that were cut was an A...

Yakuza 4 comes with a bunch of DLC free

Remember when we mentioned that when Yakuza 4 comes out in Europe and other PAL regions that it would be released with a special edition called the Kuro or Shiro Edition (black and white respectively)? Well there was also news that United States residents would not be able to pick up these special editions which game with a bunch of DLC and a steel game case. Sega revealed today that, although the...

Yakuza 4 Gets Dated & a Hard Hitting Trailer…

Sega officially update the “Spring” release date on the much anticipated Yakuza 4 for the Playstation 3 to March 15, 2011 (March 18th for the U.K.) today. This date of course should set well with fans eagerly waiting to jump back into the shoes of Kazuma Kiryu yet again as it is just a little under two months away. With the date, a new trailer has also came out of the shadows that show...

Shun Akiyama gets a bit of a backstory in new Yakuza 4 trailer

Sega released a new trailer today for Yakuza 4 that delves into the backstory of one of the main characters, the newly added Shun Akiyama. From what the trailer describes he is a self made millionaire and also a ladies man, but upon finding the woman of his dreams he becomes involved in a dangerous business involving a hundred million yen and must fight to not only protect the girl, but himself. W...

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