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News: Earth-Shattering News: There's Another Yakuza Game In The Works (Honestly!)

Earth-Shattering News: There's Another Yakuza Game In The Works (Honestly!)

We love the Yakuza franchise

Love it. It's consistently brilliant. But with a PSP Yakuza title in the works, we had hoped SEGA would take a break from their annual release schedule and take a bit longer with the next home-console entry in the franchise. They're not — there's a new Yakuza game in development right now for the PlayStation 3. Talk about cranking them out. Unlike other games in the..

News: SEGA: Yakuza 3 Sales In The West "Positive"

SEGA: Yakuza 3 Sales In The West "Positive"

SEGA's made a comment on Yakuza 3's sales, which launched earlier in the year exclusively on Playstation 3

The game's overt Japanese nature made it a tough-sell for many consumers, and many were worried about how the game would be received. But SEGA's come out to say, "hey, it was all good", providing the following statement on the SoA forums:"As was mentioned a couple times above,..

News: SEGA Announce Yakuza 5 In Japan... Brapppp!

SEGA Announce Yakuza 5 In Japan... Brapppp!

We only just got Yakuza 3 in the West last week

Japan gets Yakuza 4 this month. And guess what? SEGA's just announced Yakuza 5. SEGA announced the game at a press event in Tokyo last night. The trailer SEGA showed starts with a shot of Yakuza's Kamurocho night-spot, followed by the words, "A young guy appeared in Kamurocho. The young guy knew it, the weight of the crimes he continued to..

Feature: Justified: Why You Need Yakuza 3 In Your PS3 Collection

Justified: Why You Need Yakuza 3 In Your PS3 Collection

We've been playing Yakuza 3 this weekend and have fallen in love

We're in head-over-heels admiration for Sony's risky Japanophile experiment. But why's it so good? Well ahead of our review (check back mid-week for that), we wanted to justify the reasons why you should rush out to your local game store and pick up this under-rated gem right now. Love-child. In many ways, the Yakuza franchise..

News: PushSquare's Playstation Picks: 8th-14th March 2010

PushSquare's Playstation Picks: 8th-14th March 2010

It's a really crazy month here in the PushSquare office

Game-a-geddon is in full swing and no sooner are we done with one game, than we have to move on and get to work on another. Still, at least you're not going to be bored this month, as not only is there lots to talk about, there's lots to play. So let's get started with what's releasing this week. PushSquare's Playstation Pick Of The Week:..

News: Continue Your Yakuza 3 Preperation With A Yakuza 4 Demo On The Japanese Playstation Store

Continue Your Yakuza 3 Preperation With A Yakuza 4 Demo On The Japanese Playstation Store

Hey folks, how are you finding the wait for Yakuza 3? Yeah, it's been a long year hasn't it? Still, at least we have a firm March release date to look forward to an announcement of a demo for, erm, Yakuza 4

Yep, Yakuza 4 is on the horizon for Japan, so if you have a Playstation Store account for the region you'll be able to check out the next installment in the franchise on March 4th thanks to a..

News: Yakuza 3: Now With Less Hostess Clubs

Yakuza 3: Now With Less Hostess Clubs

Sadly, SEGA's confirmed to IGN that the Western release of Yakuza 3 will have less content than the Japanese version

Apparently, due to time constraints and cultural differences, the hostess clubs have been removed from the experience. Hostess clubs are somewhat a Japanese tradition, in which males essentially pay for female company. Sure it sounds seedy to a Westerner, but much of the Yakuza charm..

First Impressions: Yakuza 3 on Playstation 3

Yakuza 3 on Playstation 3

It took about, ooh, five minutes

We were excited. We've wanted to play Yakuza 3 for a long, long time and finally we got to go hands-on. It took about five minutes and then it dawned on us. "Dude, we're playing Yakuza 3." SEGA's hesitation to release Yakuza 3 in the West rings loud in much of the game's design. This is Japanese, and it feels a far-cry from current Western Playstation 3..

News: American Playstation Store Updates: 18th February 2010

American Playstation Store Updates: 18th February 2010

Special Offers Marvel Vs

Capcom 2</em> ($7.49) Call of Juarez: Bound In Blood - Old West Map Pack ($5.99) Shaun White Snowboarding - The Glamour Pack ($2.49) Tom Clancy's End War - Faction Elite Pack ($1.99) Brothers in Arms D-Day ($7.49) Price of Persia Revelations ($4.99) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ($9.99)</ul>PSone Classics Magic Carpet ($5.99) Mass Destruction..

News: European Playstation Store Updates: 18th February 2010

European Playstation Store Updates: 18th February 2010

Special Offers Until March 4: Marvel vs

Capcom 2 (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £5.49/€6.99) Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD (was – £11.99/€14.99 now – £5.49/€6.99) Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood – Old West Map Pack (was – £7.99/€9.99 now – £3.99/€4.99) Tom Clancy's End War Faction Elite Pack (was – £3.19/€3.99 now – £1.59/€1.99) Shaun White Snowboarding The Glamour..

News: Amazing News: Yakuza 3 Demo On The European Playstation Store Today

Amazing News: Yakuza 3 Demo On The European Playstation Store Today

Rejoice

Dance. Sing. Whatever. SEGA's announced that a demo for the upcoming Yakuza 3 will hit the Playstation Store today. As you can imagine, this is properly amazing news. Yakuza 3 joins another SEGA title, Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing aswell as DLC for Assassin's Creed II and Resident Evil 5. Expensive day on the Playstation Store then. Get the full list here.

News: SEGA: It's Too Late To Change The Yakuza 3 Boxart

SEGA: It's Too Late To Change The Yakuza 3 Boxart

Fact: Yakuza 3's Western boxart is terrible

You know that, we know that, even SEGA know for goodness sake. Which has actually pushed SEGA's assistant community manager Aaron Webber to make comment on the Playstation Blog, in which he explains it's sadly too late to change the art. Apparently, SEGA will remember next time. Pssht... Hopefully there is a next time.

News: Yakuza 3 Gameplay Trailer Screams Shenmue, Features Mason Vs. Princess Superstar

Yakuza 3 Gameplay Trailer Screams Shenmue, Features Mason Vs. Princess Superstar

Aside from the fitting choice of Mason Vs

Princess Superstar as its soundtrack, this Yakuza 3 gameplay trailer rocks because it's all like, "Yo, this could easily be a Shenmue game." Apart from all the blood and brutality. 'Cos Ryo was a bit of a lover, really. Beneath all the revenge and beatings. Anyway, you should absolutely order this game right now. We'll wait. Seriously please order..