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Sega CCO: No current plans for Yakuza 5 in the West

Sega Sammy CCO Toshihiro Nagoshi recently told Edge that the Yakuza development team is focusing on their Japan-exclusive PS3 and PS4 launch title, Yakuza Ishin, rather than localizing 2012's Yakuza 5 for Western audiences. Ishin is a spin-off set in the late Edo period in Japan and will feature...

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Virtua Fighter 2 spotted in Yakuza 5's arcades

One of the arcade games available within Yakuza 5's Club Sega game centers is Virtua Fighter 2, available in both revision 2.0 and 2.1 of the arcade game. The tenuous link to Virtua Fighter makes the Yakuza series even more Shenmue-like! Meanwhile, the lascivious table tennis of past games has been...

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Yakuza 5 and Fist of the North Star inspire ... interesting PS3 special editions

The first special-edition releases of the new toploading PS3 have been revealed for Japan, and they're ... uh ... different, and made in honor of two games that definitely won't have special-edition hardware elsewhere. The Yakuza 5 "Emblem Edition" (above) features gold emblems of the virtual crime...

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Yakuza 5's five cities and five stories in two trailers

New trailers for Yakuza 5 introduce all the protagonists, the new locations (based on real Japanese cities), and the storyline. Oh, and a bunch of crowds being beaten with random objects....

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Monster Hunter 4 playable at TGS, Capcom and Sega unveil lineups

A playable version of Monster Hunter 4 is coming to this year's Tokyo Game Show, Capcom announced on its newly launched TGS portal. The company also unveiled its current lineup for the show, with Resident Evil 6, DmC, Lost Planet 3 and EX Troopers joining the 3DS Monster Hunter. Meanwhile, Sega...

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Yakuza 5 to feature Dance Battles alongside the regular punching ones

One of Yakuza 5's subplots is about series hero Kazuma Kiryu's adopted daughter, Haruka, trying to find success as an idol. The usual street combat would be an odd fit for this storyline, so instead Haruka will have dance-based battles, according to leaked Famitsu info. Haruka's "battles" take the...

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Taiko Drum Master muscles into Yakuza 5

Yakuza games are packed with odd minigames that have you hitting baseballs, playing darts, romancing hostesses, and even fishing for zombies. Yakuza 5 adds a new but familiar distraction, according to a leaked Famitsu article reported on by Andriasang: a Taiko Drum Master minigame. Namco Bandai's...

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Yakuza 5 due in Japan December 2012, has new engine

Yakuza 5, as revealed in a leak from the latest Famitsu magazine, sounds like it's expanding significantly on its predecessors, spreading out into five Japanese cities (Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagoya, Osaka, and Fukuoka) with one protagonist in each – for a total of five, one more than any previous...

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Yakuza 5 and second PSP Yakuza in development at Studio Yakuza (also: Yakuza!)

You may think of Yakuza games as the exclusive purview of Dan, the guy in the polyester dragon shirt who's always at the comic store, even though he doesn't work there. But over in Japan, the series is a big business. "Just how big?",you ask, as you pretend to read an Archie to avoid making eye...

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Yakuza: Of the End hits the top of slow Japanese sales chart

After an earthquake-prompted delay, Yakuza: Of the End has been officially released in Japan, to ... pretty good sales. Not the best sales of the series, but the best sales of the very slow week. According to 4Gamer's report of Media Create sales, the gangsters vs. zombies shooter sold 298,717...

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