Rumor: Game Developer’s Sister Kidnapped By Yakuza To Stop Their Cooperation With Nintendo

Every once and a while you see a story that stops you dead in your tracks -- this is one of those cases. According to NintendoLife, in the newly published exposé about the untold history of Japan's gaming industry author John Szczepaniak delves into an interview regaling how a developer's sister was kidnapped to prevent … Continue reading Rumor: Game Developer’s Sister Kidnapped By Yakuza To Stop Their Cooperation With Nintendo

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Yakuza HD Wii U Didn’t Even Enter The Top 50 During First Week In Japan

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 … Continue reading Yakuza HD Wii U Didn’t Even Enter The Top 50 During First Week In Japan

Toshihiro Nagoshi: Yakuza Is ‘An Experiment’ On Wii U

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 … Continue reading Toshihiro Nagoshi: Yakuza Is ‘An Experiment’ On Wii U

Yakuza Bundle Announced For Japan, Coming To Wii U

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 … Continue reading Yakuza Bundle Announced For Japan, Coming To Wii U