New Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin free DLC Announced
For use in the Premium Adventure mode of Ishin you’ll be able to get the Chiyo Kanamaru sword and Armor Breaker gun.
Both of these items will also come with a vegetable pack that will include a bunch of recovery items and heat boosting items.
Each item will be rolled out free with each new update of the game starting with the sword on 28/2/2014 and the gun on 7/3/2014.
Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin numbers for the first 2 weeks are out. While not the powerhouse of Yakuza 5 they’re still very respectable.
PS3: Position: #2 | Units Sold: 138,158
PS4: Position: #3 | Units Sold: 82,540
PS3: Position: #4 | Units Sold: 54,148
PS4: Position: #8 | Units Sold: 22,466
Combined Total: 297,312
For comparison, here’s Yakuza 5’s numbers:
Yakuza 5 Week 1 sales: Position: #1 | Units Sold: 356,757
Yakuza 5 Week 2 sales: Position: #4 | Units Sold: 82,941
Combined Total: 439,698
Remember that these do not include digital purchases so it’s possible that the Ishin numbers could be off but I wouldn’t expect it to be by much.
Ishin didn’t hit the number one spot which was taken by Knack (including PS4 hardware bundles) (309,304) in its first week and the new Harvest Moon (130,782) this week. Interestingly even the combined sales of the PS3 and PS4 versions weren’t enough to hit number 1.
Still for a smaller game like Ishin nearly 300,000 in sales in 2 weeks during the release of new hardware is pretty darn good!
LET’S GO HARUKA!
I want to play Yakuza 5 </3
Recycled animations from scrapped semaphore minigame? Maybe not.
Siliconera posted a brief interview they had with Nagoshi-san on the creation of the Yakuza series:
The Yakuza series came about as a result of trying to create a game that was different from others on the market, according to producer Toshihiro Nagoshi.
“Originally, what we intended to do was to set out to create a game belonging to a genre that’s quite rare—and that was how the Yakuza series was born,” Nagoshi said to Siliconera.
“As to how we ended up bring together all the elements that would eventually comprise the Yakuza series, well we looked at what’s out there in the market in terms of game universes, in terms of game genres, and what are all the different ways that gamers enjoy these titles for.”
Nagoshi elaborated, “At the time, in Japan there were already set notions as to what kinds of games would sell, and what kinds wouldn’t, and so what we wanted to do was to prove that it was possible to create something different, something fresh, and still do well. It was with those thoughts that we began the Yakuza game project.”
“With that said, even with all the games I’ve worked on before as well, it was always a gamble for us,” Nagoshi said. “Take a gamble on things, try and make it a successful, and that’s how we were able to make all these different games. Over time doing so gave me the confidence that if you work on games with passion, it is possible to create interesting titles aimed at new markets.”
For those of you waiting to grab the Ishin Demo for PS4 (or get the downloadable version of the full game) they are now live on the Japanese PSN!
The downloadable version of Ishin on PS3 or PS4 is ¥8,600 ($80 USD!)
Grab the demo through the PSN store on the PS4 or click here to visit the PSN store on PC.
Radio 4Gamer plays Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin.
Nice extended look at Ishin gameplay.
According to Famitsu at the launch of the PS4 in Japan tomorrow the Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin PS4 edition demo will also go live!
Demo size is 2.6 Gigabytes.