With Yakuza 5 set for release in Japan next month, Sega are releasing a demo of the game via the Playstation Network store next week.
Is Kiryu in this one? I'd heard there were 3 playable characters... not sure how I feel about that. But I guess a new cast can only be a good thing. I'm a bit tired of seeing Kiryu getting pulled back into "the world."
Kazuma Haruka Akiyama Saejima and a new guy that is a Baseball player will be replacing Tanimura. And each one of them will start on their own city so that means that beside Kamurocho there will be 4 more cities. There are tons of new mini-games like: a Taxi-Cab Confession kind of mini-game, hunting, car chases, cooking, the entire Virtua Fighter 2 game will be in the Sega arcades (and with online play!) and Haruka's main gameplay will be like iDOLM@STER. http://www.siliconera.com/2...
Wait, so Haruka's a full playable character? Not just for mini-games? Sounds nice. I really need to get around to finishing Y4.
Please believe, I will be downloading this.
When will this be released in UK?
Great stuff. Aiming to get all the Yakuza games soon.
Sega has to bring this and the HD Collection to the US. I never played the first two
Wow five game in a series , but yet no one yelling milking at this franchise wonder why that is an how come this shit is not berated for milking it like other games that going beyond 3 games. must be pure idiotic fan-boyish behavior ,what a shame it selective about when it rears it head.
Two of those were last gen'. If you played them you'd understand. I'm glad we get them in North America *at all*. They're foreign language, multiple protagonist story driven eastern RPG free roam beat em ups, with 30-50 hour campaigns, minimum. In other words, you get your money's worth, AND something different to the typical yearly fare, shooter/sci-fi or otherwise. Even Assassins Creed has more shooting than these. These are games that unapologetically buck the trends and do their own thing, under the radar.
So was Halo 1 & 2 but it still called Milk franchise,while still taking some what 2 to 3 years between releases. the same can be said for bunch of other games on different plats. just think why that crap about Milking is only mention or hinted when select games are discussed.
No one here mentioned Halo though, and personally I've never called Halo milked. I own two of them. Yakuza's different though. It doesn't sell millions, it doesn't have million dollar ad campaigns, merchandise, multiplayer or DLC. It doesn't light up metacritic, doesn't even have a character in Playstation Allstars (much to my dismay). It just quietly goes about its business. Overexposed it ain't. I have to boot up my Japanese account just to get the demo.
I discovered this franchise kind of late.. I've allways heard alot of good things about it, but never played it. After playing through Sleeping Dogs I were talking about it on a forum, and then one dude on a forum asked how it compared to Yakuza - and I recalled I had Yakuza 3 in my backlog laying around. Popped it in, and Yakuza 3 were kind of fantastic - ordered Yakuza 4 after playing it for more than 24 hours without sleep. And it arrived in the mail when I were done with Yakuza 3.. :) It were also just as great, all in all it's a fantastic franchise, everyone should play these games.. :) Havn't liked many of the Rockstar games this generation, for me it's been downhill since PS2, were I really enjoyed Bully and the GTA games, but didn't like so many of the modern Rocstar games. Allways some kind of flaw, i.e. shooting on the wrong buttons, or lousy characthers.. etc. But these ones actually had lots of fun mini-games, interesting characthers, and overthetop action with fun gameplay. :) I really hope we get Yakuza 5 localized, because it's amongst my favourite franchises now.
Sega just let me know when your localizing this and the HD collection and you will take my hard earned money for sure!
Yakuza is such an amazing series. I really hope this one comes to the U.S.
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