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Japanese PS4 Launch Title Yakuza Ishin Draws Its Sword

Posted by Sammy Barker

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There’s more cheesy rock music in this brand new trailer for Japanese PlayStation 4 launch title Yakuza Ishin than you could shake a samurai sword at. The lengthy cinematic clip – which splices together copious cut-scenes from the full game – shows various series favourites in their alternate history roles. That isn’t seasoned star Kazuma Kiryu playing the lead – it’s actually legendary real-life warrior Ryoma Sakamoto.

The main track is provided by J-Rock heroes ONE OK ROCK, who also happened to supply the theme song for the popular anime Black Rock Shooter. Even though it doesn’t fit the setting at all, producer Toshihiro Nagoshi and crew have a penchant for concocting trailers that coax us into wanting to punch the air. If there’s any justice in the world at all, Sony’s new localisation division will ensure that this (and Yakuza 5) makes its way onto Western shores.


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User Comments (7)



Gemuarto said:

Song fits just right, if you ask me. It's not about era, it's about men, who fought for their ideals and stood up for their country no matter what =)



Madd_Hatter401 said:

I'm with you guys, as a shenmue fan this is the next best thing.. Got my fingers crossed as well.



MadchesterManc said:

I cant beleive every website keeps getting this so wrong ONE OK ROCK supplied the theme song (No Scared) for the Black Rock Shooter game ( The anime theme song was actually done by Supercell with Hatsune Miku vocals back in 2008 (

Black Rock Shooter anime intro:

You made my inner Otaku cry here guys @get2sammyb have you managed to find anythin on Sony & Yakuza 5? Ive been scouring for the past couple of weeks in the hope of getting an epic scoop but I've found nothing yet so I hope its not a dead end

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