Yakuza 4 News

Yakuza 5 announced

Yakuza 5 announced

Sega creates Yakuza Studio.

Sega has announced the development of Yakuza 5 and the formation of Yakuza Studio.

Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi heads up the new team. According to Japanese magazine Famitsu (translated by Andriasang), Yakuza Studio is not a Yakuza-exclusive developer, despite its name. In fact, its first game is Binary Domain.

Following that game's launch, Yakuza Studio will create Yakuza Black Panther 2 for PlayStation Portable, the sequel to the PSP spin-off. In Japan it launches in spring 2012.

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EU PlayStation Store Update 23rd Feb

EU PlayStation Store Update 23rd Feb

Dragon Age II, LEGO SWIII, Yak 4 demos.

Demos for Dragon Age II, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars and Yakuza 4 headline today's PlayStation Store update.

Both DAII and LEGO:SWIII are 1.5GB files, so leave yourself plenty of time to download them.

New games (free to trial) are Alien Breed 3: Descent (7/10 on Eurogamer), TNT Racers (7/10 on Eurogamer) and The Undergarden (7/10 on Eurogamer). What do you mean we favour a certain review score over others? Where is your evidence?

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Yakuza 4 demo announced

Yakuza 4 demo announced

PlayStation Plus users get it first.

Impending gangster sequel Yakuza 4 gets a playable demo this month, publisher SEGA has announced.

PlayStation Plus members get a headstart on it from 16th February, before the riff-raff jump in on 23rd February via PlayStation Network.

The demo will let you try out all four playable characters ahead of the PlayStation 3 exclusive's full release on 18th March.

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New Yakuza game confirmed

New Yakuza game confirmed

Yes, another one.

There's yet another Yakuza game in the works, series director Toshihiro Nagoshi has confirmed.

According to Japanese mag Famitsu (translated by Andriasang), the new game has been in development alongside PSP title Black Panther Yakuza Chapter, and will be released on the PS3.

It looks like the fifth main Yakuza game, although Nagoshi refused to officially name it.

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Yakuza 4 tops Japanese charts

While PSP narrowly outsells DS.

PlayStation 3 is the best-selling console in Japan for the week ending 21st March, thanks in large part to the launch of chart-topping Yakuza 4.

Fifth Yakuza game in development

Contemporary setting, different style.

SEGA firebrand Toshihiro Nagoshi has revealed that work has already begun on a fifth game in the Yakuza series, known as Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan, exclusively for the PS3.