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Yakuza Ishin Looks Like This on an Unspecified PlayStation Platform

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Yakuza Ishin is definitely coming to a PlayStation platform, but we still don’t know which. The game – which was announced in Japan last week – will be featured in an upcoming issue of Dengeki PlayStation, confirming that the franchise will continue its association with Sony’s systems. Despite launching the title’s official website today, though, SEGA hasn’t revealed which of the current (or upcoming) consoles it will actually deploy on.

We suspect that the company’s caginess indicates that it will be a PlayStation 4 game – perhaps a launch window title in Japan. While the platform holder has focused heavily on the system’s Western lineup, very few Eastern games have been announced at this stage. Yakuza is an enormous franchise in the Land of the Rising Sun, and this is the kind of title that the manufacturer would like to make a splash about – say, during a Tokyo Game Show press conference or something.

Much like Yakuza: Kenzan, the game itself will see series veteran Kazuma Kiryu assume the role of two historical figures: Ryoma Sakamoto and Hajime Saito. Despite being different people in real history, director Toshihiro Nagoshi and crew are taking liberties with fact. Kotaku speculates that a mid-game twist may see the character change identity, augmenting the opportunity to explore two different plotlines.

The game doesn’t scream next generation in the screenshots embedded below, but it’s certainly a step ahead of what we’ve come to expect from the PlayStation 3 and Vita. Add to that the fact that Nagoshi recently said that Yakuza 5 would be his last PS3 title, and we reckon that this is your first glimpse at Yakuza on PS4.

[via ryu-ga-gotoku.com, kotaku.com, neogaf.com]

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User Comments (10)

Punished_Boss_84

#1

Punished_Boss_84 said:

I will become interested when SEGA actually announce something PS3 worldwide, i mean anything. Where are the big releases?
I mean they have nothing notable on PS3/PS4/Xbox360/Xbox One in the future instead they stick to Nintendo platforms with three exclusives.

get2sammybAdmin

#2

get2sammyb said:

@Legendaryboss I think Nintendo's got a deal with them on the Sonic stuff, right? I know what you mean, though. SEGA's really pushing PC stuff at the moment, too.

Punished_Boss_84

#4

Punished_Boss_84 said:

@JavierYHL
Good luck learning japanese :)

@get2sammyb
I mean i don't mind that but all the big publishers have something for all gamers to look forward to on all major platforms (Granted Nintendo platforms are usually missing in the loop so in some way its fair).

MadchesterManc

#5

MadchesterManc said:

After seeing this screenshots, Id love this game. A Yakuza on Ps4 would be dandy. But then I remember its a SEGA game and Sega have been crapping on thier loyal fanbase in europe for a few years now. Sure I could import but with how well we supported Sega's consoles in the EU back in the day, I shouldn't have to. So an announcement like this these days just makes me wanna do this...
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ShogunRokAdmin

#7

ShogunRok said:

If this was on PS4... I'd buy it instantly. Well, you know, if it actually had a chance of coming west.

MadchesterManc

#8

MadchesterManc said:

@rastamadeus You'd have to have a withered heart of stone to not be brought to the verge of tears at the though of Miku-chan crying lol To be honest that gif is how I envisage her to be at the decision of Sega to not release a super-duper-Otaku version of Project Diva F, complete with artbooks,models n the like, for her adoring fans in the UK like ourselves forboth Ps3 n Vita. Yeah I said it. Sega makes Miku-chan cry. Then again Sega makes everyone outside of Japan cry HaHa

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