I was able to cross another thing off of my bucket list. I visited Kabukicho today. Now, I know this is a negative way to look at it, but I was just so excited as it felt like a Disney Land attraction that recreated Kamurocho from the games. I had a lot of fun exploring the area and finding specific locations from the game in reality.
I’ve captioned each picture to explain what they are, but as a big Yakuza fan, this was an experience that was unlike anything else. I hope you all enjoy.
Awesome shots. Congrats!
The Don Quijote Shinjuku East Exit has finally completed its renovations!
They’ve got a shiny new store front and now have a great big advert for Ishin and PS4!
This is what it used to look like. For reference:
(shot by: comein)
Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin Launch events will be held around Japan Feb 22 2014. Yokoyama-san and Nagoshi-san will be on hand at the Tokyo event to sign autographs!
Yokoyama and Nagoshi will be at Bic Camera Yurakucho Yurakucho between 3pm - 4pm and at Yodobashi Camera multimedia Akiba between 6pm - 7pm.
If you buy your copy of Ishin at any of the following stores you will be entered to win one of the prizes above!
Places to buy to enter:
- Bic Camera Yurakucho Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 1-11-1 1F Entrance
- Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Akiba Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Kandahanaoka cho 1-1 1F Entrance
- Joshin disk peer Nihonbashi Sony concept shop in Osaka-shi, Osaka Naniwa-ku Nihonbashi 5-chome, 9-5
- Bic Camera Nishi-ten Nagoya Station, Nagoya, Aichi, Nakamura-ku Tsubaki-machi 6-9 1F shop special event space
- West 5-1-22 3F game department Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Sapporo Hokkaido Sapporo Kita Article 6
- Yodobashi Camera Multimedia Hakata, Fukuoka, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City Hakata-eki Chuo-gai 6-12 3F game department
Prizes up for grabs (may vary between locations):
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Mahjong tiles.
- Ryu Ga Gotoku T-shirt.
- Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original QUO card (prepaid card accepted at a bunch of places.)
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Mouse pad.
- Ryu Ga Gotoku Arm band.
- Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin! Original clear file.
Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin - Okita Singing!
Uploaded by khhsubs
RUMOUR: Atlus to localize Yakuza 5 in the west!
According to a source in this months EGM, Sega’s recently purchased Atlus could be gearing up to localize Yakuza 5! If true this could be great news for players in the west as Atlus are the kings of localization and marketing for niche Japanese games!
From the article:
..Don’t rule out Yakuza 5 coming to America under the Atlus banner…
We await official word from Atlus but with Persona 5 coming for PS3 it would be great to bring out Yakuza 5 around the same time!
The article even goes so far to add Yakuza 5 as the header photo for the entire page! For a single line on a rumour page, It feels like at least EGM thinks this one will ring true.
The displays in Nagasaki for Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin are so incredible to see!
I’d kill to see a display for a Yakuza game setup like this in the west.
Gamefaqs member and all around cool person QuelTipo is playing through Ryu Ga Gotoku 5 and documenting the whole experience!
He’ll be incorporating video and written posts with subbed videos of specific events as needed. For the project to work he’s also had to forgo the Another Drama and Training missions but for those of us who are looking for an in depth translated playthrough of the story this is perfect!
If you like what he’s doing and want to say thanks head on over to his thread on gamefaqs! Fan projects like this are what make the Yakuza community great!
the thug life
This is the most accurate depiction of the Yakuza games I’ve ever seen.
Learn about Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin’s Dungeon Battle with this christmas themed episode!
New Ishin trailer.
(If anyone is wondering, “Miboro” is the predecessor group of the Shinsengumi. Actually called the “Miburoshigumi”, but were referred to as “Miboro” because of the way they dressed - in tattered clothes)
The latest Ishin trailer with english subs! Thanks KHHSubs!
Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin theme song revealed!
While we wait for 3 new game videos to upload to my Youtube account let’s take a listen to RGG Ishin’s theme song!
1 4 months after release Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin will be available to be upgraded from the PS3 to the PS4 version through the PSN for only ¥1000 (Roughly $9.99 USD).
Not a bad deal for users who want to buy and plan on getting a PS4 later. Much like our western games upgraders will need to keep the PS3 disk to be able to launch the upgrade version in their PS4 consoles.