For those of you who missed it the guys from SEGA did an awesome Yakuza AMA on reddit a couple of days ago. Almost no topic was off the table and we got a chance to get some great insite in to what it was like localizing the Yakuza series and how they managed to bring it back from the dead. PR guys William Chan (@SirWillshire) and Jacob Nahin (@JacobNahin) with our Yakuza localization pros, Sam Mullen (/u/SEGA_SamMullen, @sam_mullen) and Scott Strichart (/u/SEGA_ScottStrichart, @TriggerRedd)
You can read the whole thing over here or below I’ve gone through the entire AMA and threaded the best questions for you to browse.
Take a closer look at the meaning of each tattoo from the Yakuza games with this awesome video by Johan Öberg. Directly from the Ryu Ga Gotoku 10th anniversary book he gives you the rundown on the the significance of the tattoo to each character along with some insight into the creative process of Horitomo the man that’s been working with the team since the first game.
Awesome job on this one always love seeing more behind the scenes stuff with the Yakuza series!
Could the Yakuza series work outside of Japan or would it be a step in the wrong direction. Here’s our thoughts as to why it would or wouldn’t work.
So Yakuza 7 will be revealed next month. No idea what’s going to happen yet so here’s my hopes for the next title in the series.