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Review: Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Yakuza 5 (PS3)

Gangster's paradise

Should the long awaited Yakuza 5 prove to be the PlayStation 3's swan song, there couldn't be a more fitting release. Like the last-gen system itself, the latest instalment in SEGA's seedy soap opera is occasionally convoluted and slow to get started, but it's deeply entertaining all the same. It may have taken series protagonist...

News: Yakuza: Kiwami Lands an Extreme Eight Minute Trailer

Yakuza: Kiwami Lands an Extreme Eight Minute Trailer

Gangster's paradise

It's been an amazing week for the underrated Yakuza series, with Yakuza 5 launching on the PlayStation 3, Yakuza Zero being announced for Western release, Yakuza 6 landing its first trailer… And now Yakuza: Kiwami, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 remake of Yakuza, scoring an eight minute story trailer. Are you keeping up?...

News: Yakuza 6 Looks Drop Dead Gorgeous on PS4

Yakuza 6 Looks Drop Dead Gorgeous on PS4

Oh, Kamurocho

Yakuza 6 is the first entry in SEGA's seedy series to be developed exclusively for the PlayStation 4, and this tech trailer demonstrates just how far the visuals have advanced as a consequence. Shown during a 10th anniversary commemoration event in a Tokyo theatre overnight, the video gives us a good look at Kamurocho's rain stricken...

News: Yakuza Zero May Not Release in Europe on PS4

Yakuza Zero May Not Release in Europe on PS4

Feeling the Heat

Yakuza Zero practically had the Push Square office on its feet when it was announced for the PlayStation 4 at PlayStation Experience 2015 last week – but there's bad news for those of you in Europe. SEGA's said that the game is only confirmed for North America right now, despite a trailer mentioning the Old Word. Apparently that...

News: Valkyria: Azure Revolution Indulges Its Anime Side in PS4 Trailer

Valkyria: Azure Revolution Indulges Its Anime Side in PS4 Trailer

Azure interest dropped?

Valkyria Chronicles is getting a PlayStation 4 remaster early next year in Japan, which should thrill fans of the underrated PlayStation 3 strategy role-playing game. However, we now know a bit more about its forthcoming follow-up Valkyria: Azure Revolution, which will be set in a separate universe to the trio of Chronicles...

News: Yakuza Kiwami Returns to Kamurocho on PS4, PS3

Yakuza Kiwami Returns to Kamurocho on PS4, PS3

Extreme goodness

This is just what we needed to liven up our dreary Friday afternoon: footage of Majima Goro dressed as a hostess. SEGA's released a five minute trailer for upcoming Ryu ga Gotoku remake Yakuza Kiwami, which will release on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 from 21st January in Japan. The clip takes a look at all of the features in...

News: Valkyria Chronicles Looks Real Tasty on PS4

Valkyria Chronicles Looks Real Tasty on PS4

Pencil perfect

The gaming miracles continue with Valkyria Chronicles Remaster – an upgraded edition of the classic SEGA strategy game with Trophies and 1080p visuals. Set to release on 10th February in Japan, the publisher has deployed the title's official website, which has revealed its boxart alongside a batch of screenshots. And...

News: SEGA Will See About Shenmue 1 & 2 Re-Release on PS4

SEGA Will See About Shenmue 1 & 2 Re-Release on PS4

Hope it doesn't change its mind

It took a record breaking Kickstarter and almost 15 years of fan demand for SEGA to realise that it has a rich legacy that deserves celebrating. In the wake of Shenmue III's reveal, the Japanese publisher has said that it's "looking into" bringing the first two titles in the series to the PlayStation 4. Doesn't the...

News: Yakuza 5 Feels the Heat in Mid-November on PS3

Yakuza 5 Feels the Heat in Mid-November on PS3

Kamurocho's almost go

Yakuza 5 is still due out on the PlayStation 3 this year, with SEGA attaching a mid-November release window to the oft-requested brawler. The game's currently available to pre-order on Sony's digital plaza, but is tagged with a place holder 31st December launch. "Unfortunately, it's a little later than we would've liked, and...

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...