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  • News Nightlife in Yakuza Zero Is Way Better Than Your Average Friday Night

    Kung-fu fightin'

    What do you get up to on a Friday night? A swift pint at your local? A cheeky dance at the dilapidated nightclub in town? (An hour or two spent catching up on PlayStation news that didn't get covered during the week?) Well, no matter how miserable things get, Yakuza Zero will leave you chanting TGIF like you're listening to a Katy...

  • News Yakuza 6 Scores a Snazzy PS4 Hardware Bundle

    But it ain't a PS4 Pro

    We're not entirely convinced that we understand Sony's decision to promote the PlayStation 4 Slim ahead of the impending PS4 Pro, but we're sure that it's all part of some masterplan. Nevertheless, the platform holder will be spotlighting the diminutive device ahead of its triple-tiered brother for the release of Yakuza 6, in...

  • News Yakuza 0 Trailer Shows Why You Don't Mess with Goro Majima

    Keep one eye open

    Mad dog Majima is back as one of two playable characters in Yakuza 0, and the PlayStation 4 exclusive's latest trailer highlights the story behind this deadly gangster boss. As you'd expect of the superb series, the narrative teasers that are dropped in the video seem mighty promising, and quite frankly, we can't wait to get...

  • News Yakuza 0 Grabs a Day One Edition on PS4

    Plus a new English trailer

    We've been watching so much Yakuza 6 gameplay recently that we almost forgot Yakuza 0 is heading West early next year. Featuring a much younger Kazuma Kiryu, this should prove to be another memorable romp through Japan's seedy underbelly. You can learn more about our legendary protagonist and the sticky situation that...

  • News Yakuza 6 Has Kitty Cafés, Livecam Girls, and Virtua Fighter 5

    Play time

    If you weren't already hyped for Yakuza 6, then take a look at its roster of minigames. SEGA's seedy series has always prided itself on its various side-activities – Yakuza 5, incredibly, had a first-person snowball fight deathmatch arena, for example – but it looks like the latest entry in the series will take things to the next...

  • TGS 2016 Yakuza 6 Sparkles in 17 Minute PS4 Gameplay Demo

    Kamuroch-oh

    Yakuza 6 is the first entry in the storied series to be developed natively for the PlayStation 4, and it really shows – the game looks stunning. In this 17 minute live gameplay demo from the Tokyo Game Show, we see seasoned protagonist Kazuma Kiryu exploring a glittery Kamurocho. And the clip ends with a bit of weight training, because...

  • News SEGA Wants All Numbered Yakuza Games on PS4

    But no firm plans right now

    Are you eager to get into the Yakuza franchise but not sure where to get started? Series creator Toshihiro Nagoshi has hinted that SEGA wants to bring all numbered entries to the PlayStation 4 following the success of the first game's remake, Yakuza Kiwami. This means that the publisher wants to find a way to port Yakuza...

  • News Yakuza 0 Parties Exclusively on PS4 from 24th January

    Acceptable in the eighties

    If confirmation of Yakuza 6's release date in Japan has left you battling the green-eyed monster, then we come with good news: Yakuza 0, the series' 80s spin-off, will deploy on 24th January exclusively on the PlayStation 4 in North America and Europe. Just so we're clear, that's not a pager vibrating in your pocket –...

  • News PS4 Sequel Yakuza 6 Rips Off Its Shirt on 8th December in Japan

    Feel the Heat

    Kazuma Kiryu's story will finally come to a conclusion in Yakuza 6 on 8th December in Japan, publisher SEGA has announced. The long-awaited sequel was dated during an event overnight, and you can watch the game's epic release date trailer below. This is the first entry in the series to be natively developed with the PlayStation 4 in...

  • E3 2016 Rip Off Your Shirt and Watch Yakuza 0's Latest Trailer

    Like a dragon

    Amid all of the new announcements, we almost – emphasis: almost – forgot about Yakuza 0, the 80s-inspired entry in the cult Ryu ga Gotoku franchise. But to whet your appetite ahead of the PlayStation 4 exclusive's early 2017 release – and because everyone needs a little Kazuma Kiryu in their lives – here's the title's latest...

  • News Yakuza 0 Heats Up European PS4s in 2017

    Getting a physical release, too

    A collective sigh of relief was let out around the Push Square office this afternoon as SEGA revealed that Yakuza 0 will be coming to Europe after all. Previously, the prequel was only confirmed for a North American launch in the West, which understandably had European fans a little on edge. The good news doesn't...

  • News Drool Over 40 Minutes of Yakuza 6 PS4 Gameplay

    Kiryu go

    Yakuza is one of the few franchises that Push Square Towers collectively adores, so you're right to assume that we watched this 43 minute gameplay video from Yakuza 6 with our jaws agape. The game looks so bloody good – and according to creator Toshihiro Nagoshi, the PlayStation 4 exclusive is still a long way from being finished. Hnngh...

  • News Yakuza 6 Drags the Series Kicking and Screaming into 2016

    Feeling the heat

    Regular readers will know that we're gigantic fans of the Yakuza franchise here at Push Square Towers, but even we have to admit that the series has aged poorly. The PlayStation 3 entries, while vibrant, were essentially up-ressed PlayStation 2 games, and the current crop of PlayStation 4 titles all run on the same engine, too...

  • News 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

    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

    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...

  • PSX 2015 Yakuza 0 Confirmed to Be Kicking the Crap Out of Western PS4s

    And Yakuza 5 is out on PS3 next week

    There were cheers in the Push Square office when Yakuza 0 was confirmed for a Western release at the PlayStation Experience. We made a prediction that the latest instalment in the Japanese franchise would travel overseas, but we were cautious in our belief. As it turns out, we were actually bang on the money -...

  • News 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 Break Some Faces with Over an Hour of English Yakuza 5 Gameplay

    Killing it in Kamurocho

    Thanks to Sony, we're finally going to be playing Yakuza 5 in the (hopefully) near future. The PlayStation 3 adventure sees series mainstay Kazuma Kiryu once again kicking butt in the seedy Kamurocho, and publisher SEGA's whetted our appetite with over an hour's worth of English footage from the game. Our hosts jump...

  • News 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

    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

    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 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 the...

  • News 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 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 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...

  • News 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

    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...

  • News Yakuza Zero's Sales Should Keep Toshihiro Nagoshi in Fake Tan

    But will it ever release overseas?

    Gaming's most groomed executive Toshihiro Nagoshi will be smiling today, as Yakuza Zero – the latest entry in his soap opera-like series – has surpassed 500,000 units in Japan. The game's only three months old so this is a particularly impressive feat; perhaps it's time we reminded everyone that we'd love a...

  • News This Yakuza Zero Commercial Has Got It All and More

    TGI Friday

    Fledgling marketing managers take note: this is how you sell a video game. Yakuza Zero's overseas advertisement may only have 15 seconds to work with, but it crams bad fashion, brutal beat downs, and Super Hang-On all into its reduced running time. If this doesn't make you want to own Kazuma Kiryu's latest, you're not human.

  • News This Yakuza Walkman Is for the Franchise's Biggest Fans

    Sounds of the Sunshine Orphanage

    We know what you've been thinking: "I need a Yakuza Walkman to highlight my franchise fandom." Fortunately, manufacturer Sony is on the same wavelength as you, and has crafted this nifty looking music player to celebrate the series' 10th Anniversary. We were secretly hoping that this would include a tape deck in...

  • Feature What Do You Mean You've Never Played... Yakuza 4?

    We look back at this month's PlayStation Plus freebie

    Every time that we mention Yakuza 4, or indeed, the Yakuza series as a whole, there's always at least one person who chirps in and says that they've never played it – and in the worst case scenarios, that they've never even heard of it. Well, it's time to educate yourself, because Yakuza 4 is...

  • News If Yakuza Zero Doesn't Come West, We'll Cry Manly Tears

    Kamurocho calling

    If you're a regular Push Square reader, then you'll know that we're massive fans of the Yakuza franchise. A drama-filled series that plays a lot like an action RPG, the games explore stories that are entwined in the underbelly of one of Japan's seediest fictional districts. Yakuza Zero is the latest instalment, and after watching...

  • News You Can't Play Yakuza Zero on PS Vita, But This Skin Should Make Up for That

    Nifty looking PlayStation TV, too

    Yakuza Zero looks awesome. As the title's latest trailer proved, not only will you be able to engage in telephone answering minigames, but you'll also be able to train your own wrestler in the sequel. Of course, the game's currently only confirmed for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, which means that handheld...

  • News You Need to Complete Quick-Time Events in Yakuza Zero to Answer Telephones

    New video is NSFW

    It's not often that we watch a 19-minute trailer for a game and are left gob-smacked by a mere 60 seconds of it, but that's what's happened with Yakuza Zero's latest video. As you've probably guessed from the headline, series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu will have to complete a quick-time event to properly answer a telephone, and...

  • News PlayStation 4 Proves Its Worth to the Tojo Clan

    The Dragon of Dojima

    It was only a matter of time before the PlayStation 4 obtained admission into the Tojo Clan. Ahead of the release of prequel Yakuza Zero next year, Sony has prepared four tattooed consoles, which should prove the company's allegiance to the current family chairman. Available in both white and black, the designs include the...

  • News Yakuza 5 Lays the Smackdown on PlayStation 3 Next Year

    Top of the list

    Proof that your incessant requests can materialise as real releases: Yakuza 5 is coming to the PlayStation 3 in Europe and North America next year. Ever since Sony announced its new third-party production initiative, this has been one of the most demanded titles – and the platform holder has struck a deal with SEGA to make it...

  • TGS 2014 Yakuza Zero Trailer Looks Good on the Dance Floor

    Looking for a fight, not necessarily romance

    We weren’t entirely sure how we felt about SEGA pulling the prequel card with the latest entry in its Japanese gangster series, Yakuza Zero. However, after watching this brand new trailer, we’re totally sold on the concept. It shows protagonists Kazuma Kiryu and Majima Goro strutting around Kamurocho...

  • News Kazuma Kiryu's Yakuza Zero Outfit Shows What Was Acceptable in the 80s

    Fancy dress

    As anticipated, Yakuza Zero: Chikai no Basho will take you back to a time before protagonist Kazuma Kiryu was an orphanage owner or taxi driver. The prequel is set in Kamurocho in December 1988, and will depict a turf war over the land required to build Millennium Tower. It’ll also serve as a coming of age story for the...

  • News Yakuza Zero Looks to Turn Back Time on PS4 and PS3

    Zero chance of a localisation, huh?

    As promised, SEGA has announced that the next entry in its popular Japanese gangster series will be named Yakuza Zero: Chikai no Basho – or, Yakuza Zero: The Place of Oath. The game – which is due out on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 like its predecessor Yakuza: Ishin – was announced as part of a live...

  • News You'll Be Able to Lust After a New Yakuza Game from 24th August

    SEGA's sure to Shun us

    SEGA may not be very good at anything else these days, but it sure knows how to pump out new Yakuza titles in Japan. Despite historical spin-off Yakuza Ishin launching less than six months ago, the publisher is now preparing for the announcement of a new franchise foray for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 – and you’ll...

  • News How Would You Like to Star in the Next Yakuza Game?

    Raises tattooed paw

    Unsurprisingly, there’s a new Yakuza title in production for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 – and SEGA would like you to star in it. As well as its annual hostess auditions, the publisher is also holding a competition for a 20-something male to appear in the criminal drama. The winner will be scanned, turned into a...

  • News There'll Soon Be a New Yakuza Game for You to Lust Over

    Don't hold your breath for a Western release

    SEGA’s soap opera-esque role playing series Yakuza had a good run in the West for a while, but now we’re quickly falling behind. Despite localisations being borderline demanded by brand fans, neither Yakuza 5 nor its PlayStation 4 successor Yakuza Ishin have released overseas yet. That means that you...

  • News SEGA's Yakuza Series Started Life As a Gangster Inspired Gamble

    Rolling the dice

    While it may not get localised with much regularity anymore, the Yakuza franchise is one of the bigger brands in Japan at the time of writing. However, it took a big risk on SEGA’s part to reap those long-term rewards, as the series initially started life as little more than a good intentioned gamble on the legendary publisher’s...

  • News Yakuza Ishin Proves Pop Rock Was Popular in Feudal Japan

    Clock strikes

    When the cast of SEGA’s feudal spin-off Yakuza Ishin aren’t smoking pipes or staring forlornly at the sky, they enjoy nothing more than thumbing through their Feeder records and playing air guitar. This launch trailer for the PlayStation 4 iteration of the historical outing proves as much, as it shows the cast listening intently to...

  • News You'll Probably Want to Import Yakuza Ishin After You See These PS4 Screenshots

    Ishin we could play it

    If there’s one game that's absolutely crying out for a Western release, it’s feudal spin-off title Yakuza Ishin. It certainly doesn’t help that SEGA remains as coy as a medieval warlord when it comes to details regarding such an announcement. But if the prospect of engaging in a bit of historically inaccurate crime...

  • News This Custom Yakuza Ishin PS4 Is Slightly Better Than Its Metal Gear Solid Alternative

    Classy console

    We’re divided over the Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes special edition PlayStation 4. While one half of Push Square towers reckons that its understated design makes it prime import fodder, the other half thinks that it all looks a touch cheap. Personally, this editor prefers Sony’s alternative Yakuza Ishin option. We should...

  • Rumour There's Still Hope for a Western Release of Yakuza 5

    Cloud Atlus

    We’ve been begging to play it for months, but a brand new rumour suggests that Yakuza 5 could actually be heading overseas. A translation of the gigantic PlayStation 3 exclusive – which dragon punched its native Japan all the way back in 2012 – has so far been ruled out by publisher SEGA, but EGM speculates th

  • News Spot the Difference in This Yakuza Ishin Comparison Video

    Two generations entwined

    Whichever your preferred platform, a Western release of Yakuza Ishin is looking unlikely at this point in time. Nevertheless, with the franchise a niche favourite on these shores, we’re going to continue posting about it in the hope that SEGA sees sense and sends a localisation our way. This brand new video focuses on...

  • News There's Plenty of Sexy Side Content to Skewer in Yakuza Ishin

    A night on the town

    The Yakuza franchise has always boasted a large number of quirky, often crazy side activities to keep you entertained when you're not busy beating thugs into bloody pulps, and thankfully, the series' latest samurai spin-off Yakuza Ishin is just as laden with opportunities to turn that gritty frown upside down. According to the...