Famitsu reveals that the new entry of Ryu Ga Gotoku series is for the PSP.The game is referred to as "Project K".
PSP2 more likely imo.
Wise decision. I don't think there has any Yakuza game in PSP yet.
Yea and Yakuza tends to be a really time consuming game. I might be able to actually get 100% in a psp version by having it in my pocket to clock a 5 mins whenever i have the time. This sounds great.
He looks just like Yoshitaka Mine from Yakuza 3. He was my favorite character in Yakuza 3. edit: [SPOILERS] hopefully they find some strange way to bring him back.
Now that you mentioned it... Who knows but this could be his story you know. Like in his younger years before he got his position.
spoilers for people who has'nt play it yet...
a prequel maybe ?
A suplex that high... no way.
you know, i can't understand why the yakuza series is not a hit in the US. yakuza 3 is fantastic and the original japanese soundtrack with sub titles gives the game a great sense of realism and btw the game is a blast to play with tons of things to do and explore.
I couldn't agree more. I was dumbfounded at sites and magazines giving it low review scores. Yeah it sucked that we lost a little content, but it was still an amazing and massive game. It's been much more worth my money than many other game's I've played so far this gen, and I've quite through quite a lot of games in the past few years. It makes me concerned on how Yakuza 4 will be received when it becomes localized. All I can hope for is that Sega gets a new Western marketing team, because their current one seems to have hardly even touched Yakuza 3 or many of their other gems that aren't Sonic related. That being said, I'm really excited for this. As long as they either provide English subs or localize it, and it's up to par with the rest of the series, I'm definitely sold day one.
" It's been much more worth my money than many other game's I've played so far this gen" Say that again...The sheer amount of things that you can do in Yakuza 3 are just mind boggling... There are 16 mini games and most of those mini games can be sold separately as a PSN downloadable title. I actually spend 3 fricking hours playing billiards.
Well when a company really doesn't have that much faith or doubtful of there own products then I'm sure it will fail. Word of mouth can do so little compared to actually promoting the game.
as far as america goes, america has proven to love GTA and guns and good graphics (sort of), i cant really see it as good as other games in terms of fighting also. it reminded me of an old school beat em' up (which isnt a bad thing imo because i love the old school) but im just calling it as i see it, i think there were subtitles too which is a minus (to most americans because we are lazy) i personally didnt mind bc my top two fav movies r in subtitles (city of god and apacolipto). also with that said it kind of played like a ps2 game (which i think it would be a hit on psp in america) so $65 does come into play when thinking about buying this game over so many other great games on ps3 and 360.
they pumping Yakuza games out like crazy over there at SEGA
I hope so, I just bought another PSP after 2 years or so (my old one broke) so I could do with more games, although my plate is already somewhat full! :P
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Nice pics & nice scary Sora avatar. On that note it's called Project K but couldn't help notice he stands and has his hands in his pockets like K, from KOF.
Eddie Raja now works for Sega too?
god dammit sega use the yakusa engine to make shemue 3 already
Game informer gave yakuza 3 a 6.5 I give it a ten that's my honest opinion.
I'd give it GOTY for epicnes... i even got attached a little to those kids.
If Yakuza 3 feels like GOTY for you, you should definitely check out the demo of Yakuza 4 on the Japanese Playstation store. It's insane how many things are crammed in it for just a demo. And even from just that snippit, you can see that game easily improves on every aspect of Yakuza 3 tenfold. It's visuals improve significantly, it's audio and sound effects are crisper, and the fighting system is even more diverse with even more brutal finishing moves (really epic). The only real downside in the demo is it's all in Japanese with no subtitles, and there's a 20 minute cutscene you'll have to get through, which would be otherwise be awesome if I could understand Japanese. After that, you can play Ping Pong with the hostesses, explore a lot of the city, and in general do tons of things. As for the full game, I really can't wait till they localize it. I just hope we get the entire game this time around. I really was hoping to get Shogi and Mahjong in Yakuza 3, so lets hope they include it this time around.
I really wanted to play those games especially the mistress games... i'm open to learning new stuff after all. I dont have a JP PSN account... but i may just make one for this game.
It's definitely worth it. The whole process of setting up a JP Playstation account takes no more than 10 minutes, and although you may not use it extremely often, there are a lot of things that will pop up randomly only on the JP store and overall it will end up worth having one ready so you can grab them. For example, of the notable things I've used it for, I grabbed the several demos, including the original Yakuza 3 demo a little more than a year ago when it was getting ready to launch in Japan, then there was a dynamic theme (I think it was Afrika) that was free on there, then there's quirky little games and related things which are free, and if you like Japanese culture and/or want to learn the language, it's really cool and worth checking out. Most notable of those free things is Mainichi Isshou. It's got a HUGE backlog of content, all sorts of mini games, quizes, interviews, etc... and it's all free. But since it's all in Japanese without english subtitles, you'll either have to have an understanding of Japanese, or be willing to learn. Anyway, as I said, it's definitely worth having a JP account in my opinion.
there is a yakuza 4 demo ???
day 1 buy
Awesome news. On a side note, the last two chapters in Yakuza 3 were epic.
Do i need to know the yakuza story to play this?
Just to play it, no. BUT! There's a way for you to catch up with the story line and the characters in the main menu and in the intro part of the game. There's a little movie summary that lasts about 30 minutes for each Yakuza game before Yakuza 3.
Yakuza 3 is a really good game but I never got past 10 hours in it because of the horrid camera control that keeps jerking the in-game perspective around. Every time when I play ~1-2 hours or so I start getting claustrophobic / dizzy as if I'm car-sick... It's really too bad because I was enjoying the game too, but I'm not gonna keep playing a game that makes me want to throw up =(
Keep your distance from the tv especially if you have a big screen hdtv... happened to me before.
I cant wait for this game am a big fan of yakuza franchise
start to get excited once its actually announced for a State side release. Until then I won't even bother.
I hope they localize Yakuza 4 to NA.
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