Yakuza News

Yakuza Kiwami reveals free post-launch DLC

Yakuza Kiwami reveals free post-launch DLC

Adds new skins for Kiryu and Majima.

Yakuza Kiwami, the PS4 remake of the original Yakuza, is slated for release on 29th August and publisher Sega is offering a host of free post-launch DLC to follow on a weekly basis in September.

The new content, detailed below, can be obtained through Bob Utsunomiya, the clown located underneath the Tenkaichi Street Gate.

So, without further ado, here's what free goodies you'll get:

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Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition trailer shows off new graphics

Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition trailer shows off new graphics

Plus, image compares PS2 originals to PS3 remake.

Sega Japan has released the first trailer for Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition.

The game, out in Japan on 1st November, features high definition visuals that improve on the PlayStation 2 originals. An image, below, shines a light on the change.

According to Andriasang, the game's official website says HD Edition will allow for data install on PlayStation 3, which should help reduce load times.

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Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition confirmed for PS3

Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition confirmed for PS3

Sega quiet on western release.

Yakuza 1 and 2 HD Edition has been confirmed by Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu (via Andriasang).

The PlayStation 3 upgrade of the PlayStation 2 games launches on 1st November in Japan.

As well as the expected HD visuals, load times have been reduced, and you can now manage your item box in the phone booth. Food you've eaten at least once will now have a check mark shown on menus.

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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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Yakuza sequel confirmed

Yakuza sequel confirmed

Full length movie on the way too

Sega has confirmed a sequel to Ryu ga Gotoku, known as Yakuza in the West, by launching a big ol' website.

With the first game due for release in Europe on September 15th , the sequel is preparing to intimidate Japanese retailers this December.

The 18-rated crime sim could prove there's life in the old PS2 dog yet, and if sales are decent enough in Europe, there's no reason why the sequel shouldn't make it to our shores next year.

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Cast announced for Yakuza

Cast announced for Yakuza

Madsen! Dushku! HAMILL!

SEGA has announced the cast list for forthcoming PS2 brawler Yakuza - and topping the bill is none other than the artist formerly known as Luke Skywalker.

Yes, MARK HAMILL will play Majima, a Yakuza boss with a taste for violence and a twisted sense of honour. Michael Madsen, best known for his roles in Reservoir Dogs and Sin City, stars as fellow Yakuza bigwig Shimano, and Smallville's Michael Rosenbaum provides the voice of gangster Nishiki.

Eliza Dushku (Buffy, Bring It On) will play the mysterious Yumi, and Rachel Leigh Cook (She's All That) takes on the role of hostess bar owner Reina.

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Yakuza coming to PS2

Courtesy of Uncle Sega.

Sega has announced that hit Japanese brawler Ryu Ga Gotoku is coming to Europe - only it'll have a catchier title.