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News SEGA Is Exploring Options to Bring Back Its Old Franchises
Remaster, remake, or reboot?
SEGA, or SEGA Sammy to be more precise, has issued its latest financial report. While most of it makes for rather dull reading, one slide in its presentation could be pretty promising for fans of the publisher's games. As pointed out by the ever-vigilant Nibel, it looks like SEGA is looking into ways to revive some of...
News Sega Wants Persona Dev Atlus to Do Simultaneous Worldwide Launches
Was worth it for Yakuza: Like a Dragon
The western world was made to wait almost seven months to play Persona 5 back in 2017 after it released in Japan in September of the previous year, and then another five months before Persona 5 Royal launched in European and US territories. And while localisation is a very necessary process, that's a long time...
News Valkyria Revolution Temporarily Free on UK, EU PS Store
All DLC free too
Update: It took a little under 30 minutes for the deal to be pulled, with Valkyria Revolution no longer even searchable on the UK and EU PlayStation Stores at the time of writing. We hope lots of you still managed to grab it while the listing was free! Original story: Looking for an RPG to pass the time with? You're in luck...
News Lost Judgment Seems to Have a Season Pass and Story DLC
A first for Yakuza-style games
Freshly announced Judgment sequel Lost Judgment has a season pass, according to the Japanese PlayStation Store (as translated by The Tojo Dojo). This'll be the first time that a Yakuza-style game has included such a thing, with previous titles only offering smaller DLC packs containing special items or unlocks. The...
News Yakuza, Judgment Dev Planning to Have Global Release Dates for All Future Games
Speaking during the Lost Judgment livestream, RGG Studio head Toshihiro Nagoshi stated that the developer plans on releasing all of its future games worldwide, simultaneously. In the past, we've had to wait months — sometimes even years! — for Yakuza titles to be localised here in the West, so this is great news. Of course, these plans...
News Future Yakuza Games Will Have Turn-Based Combat, Not Action
Action gameplay lives on in Lost Judgment
If the turn-based combat of Yakuza: Like a Dragon discouraged you from checking out that particular entry, then the franchise might not be for you going forward. Creator Toshihiro Nagoshi and producer Kazuki Hosokawa have revealed in a new interview with IGN that future instalments in the Yakuza series will...
News Lost Judgment Announced for PS5, PS4, September 2021 Worldwide Release Date
Lost and found
Lost Judgment, a full sequel to the excellent Yakuza spinoff Judgment, has been officially announced. It'll once again feature detective Takayuki Yagami, who'll be investigating another mysterious murder case. This time, however, you'll be exploring Yokohama as well as Kamurocho. Players who are familiar with Yakuza: Like a Dragon...
Live Watch the Lost Judgment Official Reveal Stream Right Here
Yagami's back on the case
Excellent Yakuza spinoff Judgment seems to be getting a sequel, and you can catch the full announcement and reveal via the SEGA livestream that we've embedded below. It all kicks off at 3PM UK time, or 7AM Pacific time. At this point it's worth mentioning that the supposed sequel has already been leaked via the
News Lost Judgment Leaks on Japanese PlayStation Store Ahead of Official Reveal
Fight for the lost
Set to be officially announced tomorrow, a sequel to the excellent Judgment has leaked on the Japanese PlayStation Store (as reported by Wario64). It's called Lost Judgment, but it's worth remembering that Judgment was named Judge Eyes in Japan, so this might not be the title that we get here in the West. According to the page,...
News New Judgment Game Teased Through Tiny Gameplay Clips
Let the investigation begin
It would appear that footage from a new Judgment game — we assume a sequel — is being posted on Twitter through the title's official accounts. We're talking super short clips here, without any sound, but they're definitely not taken from the Judgment that we know. Again, the clips are completely new, and with...
Review Judgment (PS5) - A Truly Gripping Detective Thriller, and One of the Best Yakuza Games
Another day in Kamurocho
We loved Judgment on PlayStation 4, but over time, our appreciation of this Yakuza spinoff has only grown. Upon reflection, we actually think that our Judgment PS4 review was a bit off the mark, and having now played the game's remaster on PS5, we're fully convinced that this is, hands down, one of the best Yakuza-style...
News Judgment Reveal Teased with Countdown on Official Website
7th May is Judgment Day
Excellent Yakuza spin-off Judgment comes to PlayStation 5 today (we'll have a review for you in the near future), but it appears SEGA is already ready to share what's next for protagonist Takayuki Yagami. The game's official website is teasing an announcement for 7th May 2021 that has been dubbed Judgment Day. The YouTube...
News A New Virtua Fighter Game Has Leaked on the PlayStation Store in Japan
Virtua Fighter eSports
It's confirmed: we're getting Virtua Fighter on PlayStation 4. Titled 'Virtua Fighter eSports', the game was added to the PlayStation Store database in Japan, as spotted by @psnrelease2. But what is Virtua Fighter eSports? Well, if you cast your mind back to September last year, you may recall that SEGA teased a new Virtua...
News Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania Listed By Australian Ratings Board
But now the page has been removed
Super Monkey Ball fans have had a bit of a rough time lately. In 2019, we saw the release of Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, a remaster of what is widely considered to be the weakest entry in the franchise. Not long after, the publisher appeared to be gauging interest in the future of the series with a Twitter...
News Nintendo Wii Exclusive Sonic Colors Could Be Lighting Up PS4
SEGA looks set to remaster Sonic Colors for the PlayStation 4, marking the former Nintendo Wii (and, technically, Nintendo DS, we suppose) exclusive’s Sony debut. Eagle-eyed Blue Blur fans spotted a listing for Sonic Colors Remastered on the website of German voiceover studio iksample which was posted at the end of last year. The...
News Virtua Fighter 5 Could Be Making a Comeback on PS4
Rated in Korea
Fantastic PlayStation 3 fighting game Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown could be returning to the ring, if a recently registered rating in Korea is anything to go by. The brawler was originally released for Sony's last-last-gen system all the way back in 2012, and that was pretty much the last we saw of SEGA's long running series on...
News Ghost of Tsushima Success Could Be Key to Yakuza Samurai Games Coming West
Kenzan and Ishin mentioned again
Western Yakuza fans have been hounding SEGA to localise historical spinoff titles Yakuza Kenzan and Yakuza Ishin for years now. The two games repurpose the characters and gameplay of the Yakuza series for a samurai era setting, but they've never been released outside of Japan and other Asian territories. Given that...
News SEGA Producer Would Like to Remaster Criminally Overlooked PS3 Shooter Binary Domain
Do you remember Binary Domain? It was a story-driven PlayStation 3 third-person shooter, from the same studio that makes the Yakuza games. Back when it released in 2012, Binary Domain didn't have much of an impact — but it's fondly remembered by those who actually played it, including ourselves. It's safe to say that we'd be well...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Cosplay Performance Is Impressively Accurate
I'm walkin' here
Hugely talented cosplayer Enyen has recently been making waves with a very impressive adaptation of Yakuza: Like a Dragon — and we just had to write about it. Enyen's Twitter posts have been going viral over the past few days, with the cosplayer taking to the streets as protagonist Ichiban Kasuga. With the help of fellow...
News SEGA Trademark Has People Talking About a Judgment Sequel, But We're Not Convinced
Yagami is on the case
SEGA recently registered a trademark for 'Lost Judgment' in Japan, as spotted by Gematsu. There's no clear indication of what 'Lost Judgment' could be, but that hasn't stopped people from connecting the dots; is this a potential sequel to Judgment, the Yakuza spin-off which released in 2019? We can certainly see the...
News SMT III: Nocturne HD Remaster Dated for 25th May on PS4
There's the western date
Lovely jubbly, here's the western release date for Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster on PlayStation 4. It'll be out on 25th May 2021, with the game available for pre-order on the PS Store right now. The base version will cost £44.99/$49.99 while a Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes four days of early access,...
Soapbox How Yakuza Proves Bigger Open Worlds Aren't Always Better
Bigger is not always better – at least, that’s what I try to tell myself every time I hop in the shower. Alright, I’m probably lying to myself: after all, no one orders a single patty from Five Guys, do they? I do believe, however, that in the case of open world games, a smaller, denser environment is preferable to gigantic open...
Poll Have You Played Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and What Review Score Would You Give It?
Enter the dragon
Yakuza: Like a Dragon finally launched on PlayStation 5 earlier this week, following the end of an Xbox exclusivity period on next-gen hardware. The often insane RPG runs better than ever on Sony's new system, and even though we had already played it to death on PS4, we've been enjoying it all over again on PS5. At its best, we...
Mini Review Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS5) - Not a Huge Upgrade, But Still a Brilliant RPG
A hero's work is never done
The tale of incredibly endearing protagonist Ichiban Kasuga shines brighter than ever on PlayStation 5, where Yakuza: Like a Dragon offers enhanced visuals. This next-gen upgrade lets you choose between 60 frames-per-second at a slightly higher resolution, or 30 frames-per-second with 4K support. And, well... That's about...
Reminder Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Legends Costume DLC Is Free, But Only for a Limited Time
It's all in the suit
The 'Legends Costume Set' for Yakuza: Like a Dragon is currently going free on the PlayStation Store, in celebration of the game's launch on PS5. It includes eight different outfits, all of which are based on existing characters in the series. And yes, it lets you dress protagonist Ichiban up as the infamous Goro Majima. If...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Free PS5 Upgrade Now Available
Go, go Ichiban
Update 3: Hurrah, the free PS4 to PS5 upgrade for Yakuza: Like a Dragon is finally working for digital buyers. Either find the game on the PlayStation Store or in your library, and you should see the option to upgrade for free on the right of the screen. After you've clicked that, just make sure to download the PS5 version and you're...
Reminder Yakuza: Like a Dragon Beats Down PS5 This Week
It’s been a long wait, but the turn-based Yakuza: Like a Dragon will finally make its move on PlayStation 5 this week. The game launched on the PlayStation 4 – and various other platforms – last year, but was delayed on Sony’s next-gen console, presumably due to marketing arrangements. Fortunately, those deals have now elapsed,...
News Yakuza Studio Head Wants Ishin and Kenzan Remakes for the West
But no plans for Dead Souls
Fans of the Yakuza franchise have been calling for ports of historical spin-offs Yakuza Ishin and Yakuza Kenzan for quite some time now following the surge in interest the series has experienced in more recent years. SEGA has said it is unsure if the feudal Japan setting would appeal to the western market
News SEGA Partners with LEGO on Sonic Mania-Inspired Green Hill Zone Set
Going into production
Sonic the Hedgehog is getting the brick treatment. SEGA's iconic character, who celebrates his 30th anniversary this year, is getting his very own LEGO set after a fan-submitted idea received the green light. Through the LEGO Ideas website, where fans can pitch and vote on original creations, a Sonic Mania-inspired set...
News Awesome Yakuza Spin-Off Judgment Uncovers a PS5 Version This April
No PS4 upgrade option, however
Lovely stuff, we've just been thinking about how good a sequel to PlayStation 4 title Judgment could be, and now the original game is getting a makeover with a next-gen version. This spin-off to the mainline Yakuza titles puts a detective spin on proceedings, and as far as we're concerned, it's also one of the very...
News Sonic Prime Is the Name of the Hedgehog's Netflix Animated Series
Gotta stream fast
Sonic the Hedgehog has had numerous shows in addition to all his video games, and it seems he's due another. Netflix originally mentioned a new cartoon series starring SEGA's mascot in December before quickly brushing it under the carpet. Now, though, it seems the streaming service is ready to officially unveil the show. Its name...
News Yakuza's Toshihiro Nagoshi Retires As SEGA CCO As Publisher Restructures
Industry veteran to assume the role of creative director instead
Yakuza’s notoriously tanned creator Toshihiro Nagoshi will retire from his role as chief creative officer at SEGA, assuming the position of creative director from 1st April. The news comes as part of a significant shake-up at the Japanese firm, which will effectively see it split its...
News Sonic the Hedgehog Voice Actor Hangs Up His Red Sneakers After 10 Years
Roger Craig Smith no longer the voice of Sonic
Like him or not, Sonic continues to be a huge part of games, and is up there with the most recognisable characters of the medium. We can attribute at least part of the hedgehog's success to Roger Craig Smith, who has been voicing SEGA's mascot for a decade. Recently, however, it's been announced the...
News Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition Bundles Everything Together Under One Roof on PS4
All DLC included
As far as management sims go on PlayStation 4, Two Point Hospital is surely one of the best. It's a modern reimagining of games like Theme Hospital, tasking you with the smooth operation of various medical centres. We really rate the base version, but what if you're after a more robust package? Two Point Hospital: Jumbo Edition is...
News PS Store Sells Yakuza Series for Peanuts, But You've Got to Be Quick
Get those dancing shoes on
If you're reading this and the Yakuza franchise has always piqued your interest but you've never given it a proper chance, you've got roughly 10 hours to take advantage of an outstanding set of deals. Through until midnight tonight, every single mainline entry in the series has been so heavily discounted that a single 30+...
News Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 Update Adds Sonic the Hedgehog and Much More
Gotta puyo fast
SEGA has announced a big content patch for Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, and a familiar face is joining the roster. Following the update's release today, Sonic the Hedgehog will be a playable character. He's one of four new characters coming to the game, alongside Lidelle, Ms. Accord, and Ocean Prince (we don't know who they are either)...
News SEGA Europe Teasing 'Something Special' for Its First Livestream of 2021 Tomorrow
Could be absolutely nothing
To help celebrate its first livestream of the New Year, SEGA Europe says that the broadcast will feature "something special". It's due to air tomorrow (that's the 14th January), but what this teasing actually refers to is anyone's guess. Honestly, this could be anything, so we don't recommend getting your hopes up. At...
Review Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS5) - Everything's Falling into Place
One line at a time
Puyo Puyo Tetris was a revelation when it first launched. Giving us an unprecedented bridge between these puzzle franchises, Sonic Team created one of the smoothest gameplay crossovers we’ve witnessed in recent years. Originally released in 2014, it never received a western localisation until a few years later for PlayStation 4...
Round Up Yakuza: Like a Dragon PS4 Reviews Justify a New Direction
The PlayStation 4 release of Yakuza: Like a Dragon is just around the corner, which means it's time for reviews to hit and share their verdict on this new, turn-based direction for the franchise. These verdicts cover the current-gen release rather than the PlayStation 5 version, which is scheduled to hit next March. And, from what we can...
News Persona 5 Scramble Localisation in Doubt After Title Is Missing from Koei Tecmo Report
But we wouldn't worry
Persona fans have started feeling a little uneasy about the yet-to-be-confirmed localisation of Persona 5 Scramble: The Phantom Strikers. The action title, which released in Japan near the beginning of this year, featured in a Koei Tecmo financial report back in July, essentially pointing to a Western release at some point in...
News Alien Isolation Fans, This Is the Documentary For You
Noclip reveals all
Alien: Isolation was one of the best PlayStation 4 games of 2014 and, to this day, still deserves a sequel. That's unlikely to ever happen at this point, but fans can still revel in the special experience we got six years ago. And thanks to Noclip, run by Danny O'Dwyer, the team at Creative Assembly has revealed what development...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Pokes Fun at Next-Gen Upgrades
Crustacean AI, anyone?
Listen, we know that this is predominately an Xbox trailer and PS5 players will have to wait until next year to get their free Yakuza: Like a Dragon upgrade, but this is still a fun video. The short but sweet clip starts by highlighting the benefits of next-gen hardware, before listing a bunch of dumb selling points like...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon's Yokohama Map Is Bloody Huge
Way bigger than Kamurocho
Kamurocho, the infamous red light district that's featured in every mainline Yakuza game to date (and even Judgment), is one of our favourite places in gaming. We love it to bits, but at this point, its gaudy streets burned into our brains. Fortunately, the developer knows how to shake things up just enough, as it...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon Looks Positively Barmy in New Trailer
Either Yakuza: Like a Dragon is poised to become the best game ever made, or the person cutting its trailers is a genius. Whatever the case, you’ve got to watch this trailer for the upcoming PlayStation 5 action role-playing game – it’s bonkers! This video showcases many of the minigames you’ll encounter during your quest, some of...
News Yakuza: Like a Dragon PS5 Version Coming March 2021, Free Upgrade Confirmed
Free physical upgrade too
Update: It has now been confirmed that physical PS4 copies of Yakuza: Like a Dragon can also be upgraded to the PS5 version free of charge — you'll just need to purchase the console that comes with a disc drive. However, your save data will not transfer from PS4 to PS5. Original story: Whilst Xbox Series X owners...
News No, There's Probably Not a Yakuza Game Reveal Planned for Sunday
That's not so rad
Update: Oh, that's a shame. It turns out there probably isn't a new Yakuza game planned for reveal during Sunday's SEGA Nama broadcast. The co-host in question has now said that she misunderstood the panel's description, which reads: "there will be new information on the Yakuza series". So, there's going to be new info on something...
News Did SEGA Just Tease a New Virtua Fighter Game?
During its Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online live stream, SEGA announced something called 'Virtual Fighter x eSports' and the fighting game community is currently losing its mind. The teaser was brief and doesn't reveal much, but near the end we do get to see a next-gen looking Akira. The bottom line is that we don't quite know what's...
News Football Manager 2021 Is Not on PS5, PS4 Because Sony Didn't Send Devkits
Soccer spreadsheet sim Football Manager 2021 will launch on Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One this holiday, but both the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 will be left on the bench. Asked why Sony’s systems have been excluded, Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson explained that it’s because the Japanese giant failed to...
News SEGA's Making a Live Action Yakuza Movie
Enter the Dragon
SEGA is bringing Yakuza to the big screen, it seems. The Japanese publisher is teaming up with 1212 Entertainment and Wild Sheep Content in order to make the dream a reality. Apparently, they're in the process of looking for script writers right now, so it's still very early days. And er... That's about it. It's going to be live...