E3 2017: Yakuza Kiwami Trailer

E3 is finally upon us and with it SEGA is bringing a new trailer for Yakuza Kiwami! Being built on the Yakuza 0 engine you can see how they really made the most of it! Being retold in Kiwami is the nascent character arc for...

The Tattoos of Yakuza by Johan Öberg

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!

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Yakuza 6 Troubles with Localization GDC 2017

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!

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famitsu opens voting for best Action/Adventure games of all time. Yakuza 0, 4, and 6 on shortlist!

famitsu opens voting for best Action/Adventure games of all time. Yakuza 0, 4, and 6 on shortlist!

famitsu are currently polling users on what they think is the best action adventure game of all time.

The editors put together a short list but the voting process itself is write in. If you want to see Yakuza get the top spot head on over to the famitsu voting site and fill out the form to submit your vote!

Hit the jump to see how you can add your vote and let them know why your favorite Yakuza games deserve a place on the list!

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Forging The Dragon [Part 8]

Finally, Ryu Ga Gotoku releases. With a budget of 2.1 Billion yen behind it can it hope to recoup its costs? Or will Nagoshi be out of a job?

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Free copy of Yakuza 0 up for grabs via our friends at TojoHQ!

Free copy of Yakuza 0 up for grabs via our friends at TojoHQ!

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...

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Yakuza 0 – Fanmade Story Trailer [yakuza fans]

Friend of the site and awesome Yakuza youtuber Devilleon showed up today with an awesome fan edit for the story of Yakuza 0!

There’s some VERY slight spoilers but it will totally have you invested in Yakuza 0’s amazing plot. Great work!

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Yakuza Fan Cup 2016: Winners Choice

Yakuza Fan Cup 2016: Winners Choice

Welcome, Yakuza Fans, to a guest post by the winner of our 2016 Yakuza Fan Cup Championship @Forte_Cannon As per the rules laid out in our Daytona tourney the winner will get to post whatever they want to the homepage (as long as it's in good taste) well luckily our...

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