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Weirdness: Yakuza as a Live Performance Looks Suitably Mental

Yakuza as a Live Performance Looks Suitably Mental

The real Dragon of Dojima

A stage show that the editors of this very site would have paid to see purely for the experience, 'Yakuza' obviously ties in to the fantastic action role-playing game series of the same name. Featuring staple characters such as protagonist Kazuma Kiryu and the crazy Goro Majima, the show was unleashed on the Japanese...

News: Your First Look at Yakuza 6 on PS4 Is Impressive

Your First Look at Yakuza 6 on PS4 Is Impressive

Gangster's paradise

Yakuza 6 is being built exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and boy does it show in this first ever video. SEGA debuted the footage during a NicoNico livestream yesterday, and it shows Japanese actor Beat Takeshi's character in all of his new-gen glory. The facial modelling has always been good in the Yakuza games, but this is...

TGS 2015: Hatsune Miku Will Look Better Than Ever on PS4

Hatsune Miku Will Look Better Than Ever on PS4

Tell your world

Green haired goddess Hatsune Miku is set to strut onto the PlayStation 4 next year, bringing her synthesised vocals along for the ride. And there's good news for the imaginary pop star, as Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone will run at 60 frames-per-second in 1080p on the new-gen machine. The wide eyed singer's dance moves are...

TGS 2015: Two New Yakuza Titles Dragon Punch PS4

Two New Yakuza Titles Dragon Punch PS4

Kiryu's coming

Start those localisation petitions, as SEGA has announced two new Yakuza titles for the PlayStation 4. The first of the reveals is Yakuza: Kiwami, a complete remake of the original game with updated visuals and all-new scenarios. Due out on 21st January, the title will include a demo for Yakuza 6, which will launch exclusively on...

News: A New Yakuza Game Is Going to Be Announced at TGS, Start Pleading for Localisation Now

A New Yakuza Game Is Going to Be Announced at TGS, Start Pleading for Localisation Now

Please

Okay, so we're getting Yakuza 5 in the near future, but there's one problem: it's exclusive to the PlayStation 3. Now, before you say it, no, we're not next-gen snobs, but we are worried that when the title inevitably sells close to bugger all, Sony won't bother funding the localisation of another one. And that's going to be a real kicker,...

News: Hatsune Miku's Green Locks Groove to PS4, Vita in Project Diva X

Hatsune Miku's Green Locks Groove to PS4, Vita in Project Diva X

Weekender girl

Everyone's favourite vocaloid vixen Hatsune Miku will be hitting some high notes on the PlayStation 4 and Vita next year, as Project Diva X struts its stuff to Sony's systems in Japan. Due out on the Japanese giant's handheld format in March 2016 and on the firm's flagship home console in Fall 2016, the title will include a new 'Live...

News: Shenmue III Causes Spike in Dreamcast Sales

Shenmue III Causes Spike in Dreamcast Sales

Yu did it

Let's not beat around the bush: Sony kind of killed the Dreamcast. Sure, years of atrocious decisions ultimately saw SEGA pull out of the hardware race, but few could deny that the looming juggernaut otherwise known as the PlayStation 2 put the final nail in the underappreciated console's coffin. But with the announcement of Shenmue III...

News: Yakuza 5 Will Launch with All of Its Japanese DLC Included

Yakuza 5 Will Launch with All of Its Japanese DLC Included

Kamurocho calling

We're eagerly awaiting a concrete Western release date for Yakuza 5 - which could well be the final PlayStation 3 exclusive that you really should play - and the game's newest video isn't making the wait any easier. Posting on the North American PlayStation Blog, Atlus' John Hardin has detailed a few of the title's finer points,...

News: Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Embark on a Quest to PS4

Phantasy Star Online 2 Will Embark on a Quest to PS4

Mag-nificent

Slowly but surely, the PlayStation 4 is becoming the console for Dreamcast fans. Hot on the heels of Shenmue III's crowd funding success, SEGA has announced that Phantasy Star Online 2 will be coming to the console in 2016. Those of you with long memories may remember the MMO launching on the PlayStation Vita a few years ago, so this...

News: Yakuza 5 May Be the Last PS3 Exclusive You Must Have

Yakuza 5 May Be the Last PS3 Exclusive You Must Have

Let's all go to Kamurocho

We know that a lot of you love your PlayStation 3, but there's no doubt that the device is on its way out. Several franchises are still launching simultaneously on the last-gen system and the PlayStation 4, of course, but we doubt that there'll be many more exclusives for the machine moving forwards. As such, Yakuza 5 may...

Review: Tembo the Badass Elephant (PS4)

Tembo the Badass Elephant (PS4)

Peanut stutter

Tembo the Badass Elephant should have been ten tons of fun, but instead it's a steaming pile of missed opportunity. This is Pokémon developer Game Freak's first PlayStation release since surgeon simulation Click Medic deployed in Japan over 15 years ago, and so it carries the weight of industry intrigue for that reason alone. But...

News: Sonic's New Awful Friend: Shia LaBeouf

Sonic's New Awful Friend: Shia LaBeouf

Aaron Webber antics, we presume

Ever since public relations guy Aaron Webber has returned to SEGA, Sonic the Hedgehog's social media accounts have played host to a selection of memes, self-aimed jokes, and, now, even a video of some of Shia LaBeouf's infamous motivation. Keep in mind that this was posted on the official Sonic the Hedgehog YouTube...

News: Tembo the Badass Elephant Locks Tusks with PS4 from 21st July

Tembo the Badass Elephant Locks Tusks with PS4 from 21st July

Mammoth adventure awaits

Tembo the Badass Elephant, the PlayStation 4 sidescroller from Pokémon developer Game Freak, will extend its trunk to the PlayStation Store from 21st July, publisher SEGA has announced. The game will retail for £9.99/$14.99, but will include a 10 per cent discount for PlayStation Plus subscribers from launch. While it may...

News: SEGA: We Want to Win Back Gamers' Trust

SEGA: We Want to Win Back Gamers' Trust

Quality over quantity

SEGA's reputation as a game publisher has been all but completely tarnished over the past ten or so years, thanks to a slew of lacklustre Sonic the Hedgehog sequels and an astoundingly poor job at importing Japanese hits to the Western market. The company seems to be trying to turn things around, though. In an interview with...

News: SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

SEGA, Sony Knee Deep in Yakuza 5 Localisation for PS3

Punch out

Yakuza 5 is due out later this year for the PlayStation 3, a whopping three years after its release in Japan. And it looks like Third-Party Productions chief Gio Corsi is getting ready to kickstart the long overdue localisation's marketing campaign, as a new interview has been uploaded to the PlayStation Blog outlining a little more...

News: Yakuza 5 Busting Bad Guys on PS3 in Fall 2015

Yakuza 5 Busting Bad Guys on PS3 in Fall 2015

King Kazuma

Yakuza 5 is a massive game that's going to take time to translate, but Sony hasn't forgotten that it promised to bring the release overseas. While the PlayStation 3 may be starting to feel like old news these days, we're still looking forward to continuing Kazuma Kiryu's story – even if we will have to dust off the aging machine...

First Impressions: How Does Pokémon Maker Game Freak's PS4 Debut Fare?

How Does Pokémon  Maker Game Freak's PS4 Debut Fare?

We take Tembo the Badass Elephant for a ride

Side-scrollers are dime a dozen in this current digital age. The old-school genre may have fallen out of favour following the PSone's introduction of new-fangled polygons, but the vibrant indie development scene has ensured that 2D platformers are fashionable again – even if they tend to rival Early...

News: SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

SEGA Classics to Receive Vinyl Soundtracks

What year is it?

SEGA smashes Shenmue and Streets of Rage are set to receive special edition vinyl soundtracks this September – and just so you don't panic, you're definitely still reading this in 2015. London-based record label Data Discs will be handling the uber-limited LPs. We imagine that the firm's based in Shoreditch and only hires...