Yakuza Zero site updated with story, locations, young Kiryu and Majima!
With the official reveal of Yakuza Zero we get to see what Kiryu and Majima look like in their 20’s and the graphical boost they’re getting thanks to the PS4!
The locations shown are Kamurocho and Soutenburi. The extra level of detail on the next gen console is truly outstanding.
The story will revolve around young Kazuma Kiryu when he was a debt collector for the Tojo and young Majima as he attempts to run a cabaret club in Soutenburi. Kamurocho redevelopment is just getting underway with proposals to make the area more friendly instead of controlled by gangs and building the millenium tower.
Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero to be set in 1988 star young Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima!
As always happens; the latest issue of Famitsu leaked a few details about the new Yakuza title:
- RGG Zero is set in 1988 and features a darker more Yakuza run Kamurocho and the fictional Osaka district of Soutenburi.
- Starring 20 year old Kazuma Kiryu during the time he was a debt collector for the Tojo Clan.
- Also starring Goro Majima as a 24 year old when he was building the most popular cabaret club in Soutenburi.
- Many characters will have their origins explained and appear in this game
- Events of the story will lead right up to Yakuza 1!
Definitely has me excited! Hopefully we’ll see more at the official reveal on the 28th!
Ryu Ga Gotoku Zero announced for PS3 and PS4!
This morning the title of the next Ryu Ga Gotoku game was announced. No news yet on what this one will be about. But we have an awesome logo!
Given that the number is the same as the regular chronological series it’s likely this will be a RGG game set before Yakuza 1 in the timeline and not just a spinoff. But we’ll need to wait and see for full confirmation!
We’re gonna need to wait for TGS 2014 to see more!
Just announced today these extremely stylish (and expensive) Yakuza ring and pendant based on Kazuma Kiryu’s tattoo design.
Given the hefty price tag these will be items for only the most fashionable Yakuza fans.
New Yakuza (Ryu Ga Gotoku) game in the works according to Famitsu!
From this weeks upcoming Famitsu magazine during an interview with series supervisor Nagoshi-san and series producer Yokoyama-san they discussed the next Ryu Ga Gotoku game and auditions for the upcoming hostesses.
No other details have leaked yet but as soon as they do we’ll update with more info. No word if it will be Yakuza 6 or another spin off like Ishin but I would wager it will be a continuation of the main series.
Coming from an interview with Gamingbolt.com Sega Japan have once again confirmed there are no current plans to bring over Yakuza Ishin.
Leonid: Will Yakuza Ishin ever get a western release considering the fact that it’s the #1 PlayStation 4 game in Japan?
Sega Japan: There are currently no plans at this time.
Aside from disappointing western audiences the interview actually has some really interesting details:
Leonid: Why did you decide to make Yakuza Ishin a spin-off, instead of the next main entry in the franchise?
Sega Japan: We had the idea of making a spin-off based on the Edo era from the start. In the previous Yakuza 5 game, we were able to put one break off to the modern time version and wanted to add more of an RPG type of gameplay in the next title. We felt the idea of the new game and the time setting of the Edo era matched and so Yakuza Ishin was created.
They also go into some great stuff about programming on PS3/PS4. Definitely worth a read if you want to get into some of the fine details of Yakuza Ishin.
Can you spot tiny pixel Kazuma Kiryu?
Great job probertson!
Looks like Sega is going to completely abandon western Yakuza fans. For those not in the know a few months ago (Sep 30 2013) Operation Rainfall’s localization polls closed with the winner receiving a reduced cost localization by professional translation group Language Automation, Inc (LAI).
The proposal was written and submitted, but after months of waiting with no official word from both parties, Sega has formally rejected the proposal for localizing Yakuza 5 for western release.
LAI’s press release regarding the translation project:
OFFICIAL LAI UPDATE 05/01/2014:
Thank you all for your support in the Operation Rainfall initiative to convince Sega and Konami to bring specific games from Japan to the US (and in the best case scenario, to other markets as well).
We wanted to provide you with an update regarding the Operation Rainfall and LAI collaboration. We reached out to both SEGA and Konami, presenting the numbers from Operation Rainfall’s fan poll and letting them know of our interest in providing localization discounts for games targeted in this poll. We did our very best, however neither company has expressed interest in moving forward with localization at this time, but we will be sure to report back if we have any updates!
I’m afraid it’s not looking good for Yakuza fans in the west. With Yakuza 5 nearing the longest announcement of the numbered series (Yakuza 2 at 587 days) at 516 days so far. We’ll keep you up to date with any new developments on the localization front!
Team Ryu Ga Gotoku working on.. something.
In a recent interview with Japanese magazine Dengeki Playstation Producer Masayoshi Yokoyama and Director Daisuke Sato, when asked if they were currently working on anything new, jokingly replied that they’re already working hard, they’re salary-men and can’t just remain idle.
They hope to be able to announce the new project later this year.
No word on if it’s a new Yakuza title or something completely new but we’ll definitely be keeping watch!
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.
Part 10 is up!
[KHH]Ryu ga Gotoku 5 Cutscenes with English Subtitles (Part 10/38)
Somehow I missed this [Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin!] PS4 NEW TITLE TRAILER posted by Playstation Japan a few days ago.
Still looks amazing on PS4.