Sega has revealed that the newest Yakuza game will be called Yakuza Restoration, or Yakuza Ishin, and will feature a character named Ryoma Sakamoto. Details are scant about the game. Although Yakuza 1 & 2 HD were recently released on the Wii U, it is unknown whether or not this new spinoff of the game will come to any Nintendo consoles. Stay tuned to MNN for details.
We found out yesterday that the Wii U exclusive port of Yakuza 1 & 2 HD didn’t make the Media Create top twenty. Now it appears as though the game didn’t even make it into the top fifty in Japan. The 50th best-selling game moved 1878 units, according to Dengeki. That would clearly mean that sales for Yakuza 1 & 2 HD would be lower for that for its first week.
Tilmen from Nintendomination has uploaded an hours worth of footage from the Yakuza 1&2 HD demo for the Wii U. The demo is only available to Japanese Wii U owners and sees you assume the role of Kazuma Kiryu, a former Yakuza member. Yakuza 1&2 HD is currently only available to purchase in Japan as Sega has yet to announce a western release.
SEGA Japan has uploaded a rather amusing Yakuza 1 & 2 HD promotional video for Wii U. The trailer shows the dad playing Yakuza 1 & 2 HD on the television, the daughter wants to watch her favourite anime show so the dad switches over to off-TV play on the Wii U GamePad. The dad later becomes wrapped up in the hostess mini-game and his wife catches him playing it, then hilarity ensues. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD will be exclusive to Wii U.
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The previous Japanese Nintendo Direct gave us hope that Yakuza 1 & 2 HD might see the light of day in the West after it was announced for the Wii U in Japan, but Sega’s chief creative officer Toshihiro Nagoshi says it is better described as ‘an experiment’ to gauge people’s reactions.
In an interview – which can be seen here – the Yakuza producer was asked a series of questions pertaining to the release of the series, due out in Japan August 8, and whether we’d see it, eventually, come to the Nintendo 3DS. Here’s what Nagoshi had to say, published by Kotaku:
“To be honest, we’re not aiming to see if the game will be a smash hit. Our real intention is that we want to see how people respond. The existing [Wii U] users are different [from PlayStation owners], so isn’t it hard to say if it makes sense? It isn’t jumping ship to Nintendo hardware – Yakuza 1 & 2 are coming out on the Wii U, and this is what it is.
“[A 3DS version] is not possible. I’d do it if it were okay to have a Yakuza game without many people walking around the city… But it would be forcing it, no?”
The Japanese Nintendo Direct has revealed today that the previous PlayStation exclusive Yakuza is now coming to the Wii U. The open-world crime game will come as a bundle, featuring the first and second titles in a special HD collector’s edition.
The trailer, shown during the stream, displayed refined graphics, as well as a number of exclusive aspects you can expect to see within the Wii U version. Players can keep an eye on their character’s status while exploring the open-world streets through the Wii U GamePad. Yakuza 1 and 2 will be released in Japan August 8 – it’s not yet known whether the title will come to North America or Europe.
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