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A new Yakuza spin-off is going to be released in Japan

19 Aug

yakuza Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin

Despite the poor sales for the latest installment on Wii U, SEGA is not giving up with the Yakuza franchise. They don’t indeed, in fact today SEGA of Japan presented a brand new spin-off for the series, called Ryu Ga Gotoku: Ishin.

yakuza Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin

The game will bring player back to past as “Ishin” (維新) means “Restoration”, referring to the Meiji Restoration. Let’s say a sort of spiritual sequel to Yakuza: Kenzan!, the other Yakuza historical spin-off.

yakuza Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin

We don’t know anything else just yet, and also the platform and the release date are still TBA. But we have a trailer to show you. Enjoy!

 

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Poor sales for Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Wii U in Japan

15 Aug

yakuza 1 & 2 HD wii U

We got bad news guys, especially for you Wii U owners and/or Yakuza fans. In fact last week SEGA released its Yakuza 1 & 2 HD remake on the Wii U in Japan, and that’s good, but guess what…sells aren’t going as expected.

Maybe it’s more appropriate say that the first instalation of the Yakuza saga outside a Sony console is facing proper poor sales; the game didn’t even make in the top 50 chart of the week, selling barely 1800 copies. Yes, just 1800 copies, in Japan.

You already know where we are going to say, right? We can now only assume the worst for the series’ future in the West, starting with no hope for an outside-Japan release of this remake and moreover, not many chances to see Yakuza 5 localized. Why? Well, if the series doesn’t sell in Japan, how can it sell in USA and Europe?

Yakuza 1&2 HD coming to Wii U in Japan

18 May

yakuza 1 & 2 HD wii U

After the recent news about the exclusive collaboration between SEGA and Nintendo for the Sonic franchise, seems like the partnership is quite beyond that. Indeed we also know that Yakuza 1&2 HD is making its way to the Wii U in Japan next August. Already released to PS3, the collection will be hitting the Wii U in August, and will take advantage of the Wii U GamePad via in-game maps and GamePad only play.

yakuza 1 & 2 HD wii U

For now still no news about a western release of the collection, but since the one for PlayStation 3 is a Japan-only thing (and we’re still waiting for Yakuza 5) it probably won’t make it overseas. But you never know, stay tuned!