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.
Here’s one of the things I’d never considered when it comes to localization. With tensions between these countries so high and SEGA trying to break into the Chinese market I can see why they may have such a problem with this.
Jung-Sheng Lin posits that by simply using the line the “country” of Taiwan in the hostesses question Taiwanese gamers praised SEGA for being progressive or siding with Taiwanese people that would like independence from Chinese rule. Of course as soon as Chinese celebs started hearing about this and the news started spreading SEGA needed to patch the game and remove the dialogue completely so as not to stir controversy.
Something that should have been a nothing issue needed new dialogue to be recorded and an entire patch rolled out even though the game hadn’t officially released in either country yet!
Watch the entire GDC talk after the jump!read more
Well this came out of nowhere! Alongside the price and launch date announcement for Yakuza Kiwami. SEGA today opened a new website to help get people caught up to speed with the Yakuza series! Gotta say I’m impressed seems like a lot of love and care went in to everything.
Let’s take a look at what’s on offer over at The Yakuza Experience.read more
Out of nowhere SEGA confirmed today that Yakuza Kiwami would be launching both physically and digitally in North America and Europe August 29, 2017 for the amazingly low price of $29.99/£29.99/€34.99!
It’s already up for preorder on Amazon and not only that all first editions of the game come in an awesome steelbook case!
Hit the jump for the full rundown of features present in Kiwami right from SEGA themselves.read more
This week’s SEGA-nama live stream Nagoshi brought on the voice actor for Kiryu Kazuma, Takaya Kuroda, to reflect on his work over the years as the Dragon of Dojima.
The entire interview is in Japanese and begins at 31:34!
You can always watch the rest of the video as Nagoshi gets to take a look at other SEGA games coming out soon!read more
Yakuza Fans Around The Web
Writing on Games takes an in depth look at the characters and tone of Yakuza 0. If you've ever wondered how the Yakuza story and gameplay mesh so well or how the comedic tone and seriousness play off each other it's a...read more
Typically I won't post let's plays but SBFP have been some of the strongest supporters of the series over the years! The hypest gameplay on Youtube continues as they battle their way through the beginning of Yakuza 0!read more
Our pals over at TojoHQ are giving away a physical copy of Yakuza 0 (yes it's the Business Edition). It's a hard as nails Yakuza trivia contest where you'll get clues to solve a question each day (we even got to help out and write the final question so blame me for...read more