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!
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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.
Loving this Ryu Ga Gotoku x Shingeki no Kyojin fanart by 凪子
"Sony has been compiling a list [sic] based on fan tweets and requests for three months now. Final Fantasy Type-0 is on there. So is Yakuza. And Shenmue. And many, many others, compiled when Sony’s Giovanni Corsi started asking fans to submit requests.
Sony’s goal: to bring as many of those games as possible to PlayStation platforms and, if they were never released outside of Japan, to bring those games West.”
Today Kotaku’s Jason Schreier spoke with Sony’s Adam Boyes (Head of 3rd party developer relations at Sony) about what his team does for developers and why he’ll soon have good news for Japanese game lovers.
It’s a fantastic interview that really gives you an idea of what Sony is doing to help localization efforts. The biggest news here is that the top requested games are; Yakuza, Shenmue and Final Fantasy Type-0.
Schreier: With the caveat that this is all up in the air, this is all in negotiations, are there any that you guys have in mind that you would really like to bring over here?P
Boyes: I think a lot—we get a ton of requests for Yakuza, a ton of requests for Shenmue. We see the lists. Like everything that people have tweeted Gio, literally we have a person that compiles those lists and prioritizes based on how many requests we’ve gotten. And I think to date there’s well over 10,000 mentions across like forum threads and stuff like that. So those are the ones we’re focused on.
I love Shenmue and I can see the people who want FFT0, but, let’s face it PSP is dead and Shenmue 3 isn’t even in the pre-planning stages. Yakuza 5 is ready to go on the most popular video game console around and there’s a huge market of very vocal fans!
Lastly is the big question, “Is it commercially viable?”. Sales of previous titles do help but only if they’re New sales;
Schreier: That’s good to hear. When you say that you’re targeting games in Japan, you mentioned Yakuza, you mentioned Shenmue—those are older games. Are you looking at PSP games? Are you looking at PS3 games?
Boyes: You could imagine that every piece of content that’s come to those platforms over in Japan, we’re looking at bringing over. It’s also a balance of like, is it gonna be commercially viable if there isn’t some sort of HD remix, should it come just as the native version, should we port it up? And so those are conversations, again—I worked at Capcom, now I work with Sony, so this is my second Japanese company. It’s about trust. And it takes a long time to have those conversations and make sure everyone feels comfortable, especially ‘cause it’s like, we haven’t released it before in America, how’s it gonna do and stuff like that.P
So it’s a long process. But I’m very hopeful. The whole reason we started the group is to bring great content that you love back over here.P
Don’t buy a copy of Yakuza used and think it’s helping Sega’s bottom line or decision making. Buy new. If Yakuza 5 does make it here preorder and buy asap. Don’t wait around for a price drop. Yeah you can grab Dead Souls for $10 now but Sega needs to see that fan hype in sales numbers and preorders day one! Especially if we want to see Ishin!
Keep tweeting Giovanni Corsi and let him know you want Yakuza 5 localised!