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8:00 AM on 01.22.2014

No need to buy Yakuza Ishin on PS3 producer claims

It seems to me that this is really a crappy way to sell your game. I mean, it's fine and all to show off how great the PS4 technology is, but then what about your fan base of PS3 users? In the video above, Producer Masa...

Josh Totman

8:00 AM on 06.26.2013

This trailer for Yakuza 1 & 2 HD is like a Wii U tutorial

Yakuza is such a blockbuster property in Japan (where it's known as Ryu ga Gotoku) that most of its ads don't even need to actually advertise it anymore. According to Sega, all the average Japanese person needs to ...

Josh Tolentino

6:00 PM on 05.20.2013

First screens of Yakuza's jump to Nintendo

There may be some exciting announcements tomorrow that are all about a certain next-generation console, but it's not going to stop information about Nintendo's offering rolling out in the meantime. The HD versions of Yakuza a...

Chris Walden

1:00 PM on 05.02.2013

Jake Adelstein's Tokyo Vice filmed with Daniel Radcliffe

Here's some sweet news for fans of a diverse range of things. Fans of Harry Potter, fans of Japanese gangsters, fans of books, and fans of movies can now rejoice together, as Jake Adelstein's book Tokyo Vice is getting a...

Josh Tolentino

11:00 AM on 10.02.2012

Worried that the super-slim PS3 is too cheap? Pay more!

We haven't even known about the new super-slim PS3 for that long, but we've already got two custom console designs coming to Japan. The first is the eye-catching gold console on the right, which will be releasing alongside th...

Chris Walden

1:00 PM on 07.19.2012

Like A Dragon: Yakuza 1 and 2 getting HD rerelease

Or more "like a phoenix", am I right? Yes, friends, the first two games in the Yakuza series are making a HD! This is a good thing, because Yakuza 1 was criminally ignored in its first English release...

Josh Tolentino

8:00 PM on 05.22.2012

Yakuza 5 has five playable characters in 5 cities

I really dig Sega's Yakuza series and I know there is a small, dedicated fan base for the games out west. I think Sega really mishandled the franchise early on, but I'm glad to see that they've started to put their support be...

Elliot Gay

2:00 PM on 03.12.2012

Yakuza: Dead Souls is the most American game ever

But only if you true patriots order the game at Gamestop!  If you do fork over some pre-order cash at your local American videogame mega-chain, you'll get the "Densetsu Pack" DLC ("Densetsu" means "Legend" in Americanese...

Josh Tolentino

5:00 PM on 02.13.2012

Yakuza spin-off will receive a TV drama

According to Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, there will be a television adaptation of the upcoming Yakuza spin-off game; Yakuza: Black Panther 2. The drama will be an eleven-part series that airs late at night, and will be released in ...

Chris Walden

4:00 PM on 10.08.2011

Yakuza of the End shambling to English, won't cut content

I have to hand it to Sega. After years of having more or less abandoned the Yakuza franchise entirely (due to crap sales of Yakuza 1) they've really gotten back on the ball with bringing the saga of Kazuma Kiryuu and his ston...

Josh Tolentino

7:15 PM on 05.31.2011

Taste the zombie apocalypse with Yakuza of the End liquor

Be it the presence of Young Magazine on virtual convenience store racks, the offerings of C.C. Lemon (and its 70-lemon power) among the in-game healing items, the Yakuza franchise is the video game king of obnoxiously lovable...

Josh Tolentino

11:00 PM on 04.12.2011

Yamaguchi-gumi yakuza boss freed

This isn't just any yakuza boss. Kenichi Shinoda, Japan's top yakuza boss, was released from prison yesterday after having served a sentence for illegal possession of a firearm. Shinoda is the head of the Yamaguchi-gumi,...

Crystal White