Sega Has No Plans to Localize Yakuza 5
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Sega Has No Plans to Localize Yakuza 5

The Yakuza Studio team currently has no plans to localize Yakuza 5 for Western audiences, series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has confirmed. Despite demand for a Western release, the developer is currently focused on Yakuza Restoration, which will be a launch title for the PlayStation 4 in Japan next year. ”The Yakuza Studio team is a fixed size, and ... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 director confirms more games, but not on PS3
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Yakuza 5 director confirms more games, but not on PS3

Yakuza 5 director Toshihiro Nagoshi has teased that there will be more games in Sega’s series after the fifth game releases. However, the game will not be on PS3, hinting at a switch to next-gen for subsequent titles. Speaking with Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation – via Gematsu – Nagoshi says that the team is taking ... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 ‘The Battle for the Dream’ install cinematic revealed
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Yakuza 5 ‘The Battle for the Dream’ install cinematic revealed

Yakuza 5 follows its predecessor in having an install cinematic that shows off the game’s characters. However, players will only be able to watch ‘The Battle for the Dream’ once during their install and then that’s it. Watch it ... Read More»
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‘Yakuza 5’ and ‘Yakuza HD Collection’ western localization discussed by Sega
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‘Yakuza 5’ and ‘Yakuza HD Collection’ western localization discussed by Sega

Sega of America’s Aaron Webber comments on the possibility of “Yakuza 5” and “Yakuza HD Collection” being localized for the European and North American regions... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 gets a silly amount of screens that show prison life
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Yakuza 5 gets a silly amount of screens that show prison life

Yakuza 5 will have players spending some time in jail it seems, as suggested by Sega’s whopping barrage of screens. There’s blood, snow, shaved heads, eye-patches, shops and a man getting ready to fight a bear. Seriously. Check out the shot... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 demo gamplay footage surfaces, shows Virtua Fighter arcade play
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Yakuza 5 demo gamplay footage surfaces, shows Virtua Fighter arcade play

Yakuza 5 has received a PS3 demo in Japan, and with it comes the inevitable torrent of gameplay footage on YouTube. User ElgarFirst has posted up some captured gameplay, which shows off city exploration, shopping, combat and amazingly, Virtua Fighter. ... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 to feature multiple Hatsune Miku cameos
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Yakuza 5 to feature multiple Hatsune Miku cameos

Sega is bringing one of its most popular and successful faces into the gangaster drama Yakuza 5. Hatsune Miku, the vocaloid who has gone on to star in a line of very popular rhythm action games in Japan, will appear in several forms in Yakuza 5. Haruka will have a Hatsune Miku costume, for use ... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 demo hits Japanese PSN soon, new screens show bear hunt
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Yakuza 5 demo hits Japanese PSN soon, new screens show bear hunt

Yakuza 5 has not been confirmed for western localisation, but that won’t stop über fans downloading and enjoying the Japanese demo when it release next week. Destructoid reports the demo hits the Japanese PlayStation Network on November 27. You’ll need a Japanese PSN ID to access it, but if you’re a Yakuza fan, you likely ... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 trailers retain Nagoshi’s signature bombast
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Yakuza 5 trailers retain Nagoshi’s signature bombast

The Yakuza series has a long narrative tail, spelled out in dramatic cut-scenes. Familiarising yourself with the events of just one game’s twists and turns will give you a working knowledge of gangster Japanese, so tune into over 17 minutes of incomprehensible trailer if that’s what floats your boat. Both trailers are in Japanese, as ... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 trailer shows baseball mini-game in action, batter up!
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Yakuza 5 trailer shows baseball mini-game in action, batter up!

Yakuza 5 has a slew of mad mini-games including Namco’s Taiko Drum Master and Kiryu’s taxi service. Here’s the next one: Baseball. Yep, you can take to the batting cages and hit homers between busting gangster skulls. Watch it in acti... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 trailer shows Kiryu’s taxi service in action, Saejima’s hunting
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Yakuza 5 trailer shows Kiryu’s taxi service in action, Saejima’s hunting

Yakuza 5 protagonist Kiryu can work as a taxi driver when he’s not cracking skulls in Sega’s bustling sandbox. Watch him make some crazy money in the game’s new dev diary trailer. You can also see Saejima hunting in the forest. Th... Read More»
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Quick shots: Yakuza 5 screens are clucking crazy
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Quick shots: Yakuza 5 screens are clucking crazy

New Yakuza 5 screens courtesy of Gematsu show a glowing blue chicken racing for sport, a stern-looking gentlemen preparing noodles and a snowball fight. What crazy times, we live in. Yakuza 5 is being published by Sega and launches on PS3 in Japan in ... Read More»
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First look at the Yakuza 5 and Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 PS3 systems
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First look at the Yakuza 5 and Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 PS3 systems

Sony Computer Entertainment has revealed the first images in regards to the Yakuza 5 “Emblem Edition” and Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2 “Legend Edition” Playstation 3 systems... Read More»
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Yakuza 5 hostess dating detailed, screens show you how to be a good date
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Yakuza 5 hostess dating detailed, screens show you how to be a good date

Yakuza 5 will bring back a new and improved hostess dating system, that lets players take a slew of digital divas around the Tokyo streets, cabaret clubs, and buy them drinks and other things. We’re sure someone will find this interesting. Get th... Read More»
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Sony Shows Off Two New Special-Edition PS3s
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Sony Shows Off Two New Special-Edition PS3s

The new revised PS3 has just hit the market, but that hasn’t stopped Sony from preparing two new special edition PS3 bundles for the Japanese market. Coming from Japanese gaming news website gamer.ne.jp, the first is a special new bundle for the upcoming release of Sega’s Yakuza 5. The package will hit on December 6th, ... Read More»
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