Here are some amazingly hi-res screenshots of Kazuma Kiryu in Hot Shots Golf 6 via DengekiOnline.
The DLC should be released today on the PSN in Japan and cost ¥500
If this is released internationally I may reconsider my want to buy this game.
Ryuji Goda in Animal Crossing on 3DS!
Still holding out hope for Haruka. Anyone seen one around?
According to a leak from this weeks Famitsu Sega and Namco will be teaming up to add a playable version of Taiko Drum Master in Yakuza 5!
The article comes in the form of a 10 year retrospective on Taiko including a picture of Yakuza’s producer Nagoshi-san okaying a Taiko arcade machine.
Not the first time each brand has crossed over with Machine Gun Kiss, from Yakuza: Dead Souls, appearing in Taiko no Tatsujin DX for PSP.
Some of the songs included are:
- Mappy Ondo
- Nijiiro Yumeiro Taikoiro
- Shinsekai Yori (need to confirm but I’m pretty sure it’s this song)
This will likely be a minigame available in the in game club Sega’s. It’s awesome to see an arcade reboot since we’ve had the same 3 minigames in Yakuza for the last 3 games!
As part of the marketing for Yakuza 4 some of the Yakuza girls were included in an iOS app that tells the time by showing a different photo every minute.
a.t.cafe tie in to Kenzan. At the time they featured promotional art and demo kiosks for patrons to try out Kenzan before release!
I wonder how lucrative Kenzan was since they couldn’t do all of the usual tie ins featured in other Yakuza games?
Kenzan official shirts available from Sega Direct around the time Kenzan was released.
They look totally bad ass.
Does anyone remember the Stone Market tie in (product placement) store you could enter in Yakuza 3 to buy jewellery for your hostesses? Did you know they made some awesome tie in jewellery for Kenzan?
My favorite piece is either the Bell of Gion that Kazumanosuke (Musashi) wears on hius swords in game or that amazing dragon ring.
I can’t seem to find these products on the Stone Market website any more leading me to think they don’t produce them any longer. Which is a shame.
Anyone know where I could get that ring? Although I’m sure it’s way out of my price range!
While I was rewatching the final episode of the first season of Kurohyou drama, I noticed a sort of hidden advertising of Kai Razor 5 XD It was right before the 2 seconds Kiryu’s cameo.
Ha yeah I noticed this to! They’re so blatant with their crossovers in that series it’s great! Definitely makes it feel more like the games.
Monday morning, getting ready for school or work, don’t forget your official Yakuza Gel.
Twitter user MacIver817 had a layover in Japan and decided to see what foods he could get in Narita airport that are in the Yakuza series!
These kind of real world product tie ins really make these games feel special. Thanks for the pics!