Showing posts with label Yakuza. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Yakuza. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

Sega released long-requested games from Yakuza franchise for PS4 in a bundle titled Yakuza Remastered Collection.

For long, players have been requesting developer/publisher Sega to release remastered versions of their fan-favorite crime fiction games from Yakuza series for international market, which are already out in Japan individually.

Today, Sega has officially released Yakuza Remastered Collection for PlayStation 4 that includes Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 and Yakuza 5. Other than major graphical improvement, previously removed content are being added to this compilation.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Announced

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Witness the Dragon of the Dojima return to action in a newly released announcement trailer from Sega.




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Among this trio of games, only Yakuza 3 is currently available for download on PS store and by 2020, the rest two will roll out. Yakuza 4 will be added to collection on October 29 and then by February 11, 2020, Yakuza 5 will join as well.

Whereas original games used to run in 720p and 30 FPS, remastered titles will be running on 1080p and 60 FPS. Sega has also emphasized on re-localization by reviewing and revising new English scripts that even has some parts rewritten.

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Yakuza Remastered Collection Day 1 Edition

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Whatever piece of contents was excluded in original releases is now added once more for proper completion of the anthology, which includes a number of mini-games like bowling, karaoke, mahjong and shogi as well as few sub-stories.

Sega has planned a physical version release of Yakuza Remastered Collection on same day when Yakuza 5 will be unlocked. This package will be a two-disc set for all three games in a red collectible case featuring Kiryu's dragon tattoo on it.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Humble Store Big in Japan Sale 2019

Big in Japan Sale 2019 comes with deals on Jump Force, RPG Maker, Yakuza and more at Humble Store.

Lately, Humble Store just launched Big in Japan Sale 2019 today on August 15, 10:00 AM PDT that features some amazing discount deals on PC games from big-name Japanese publishers and offer up to 90% off on a selection of games.

Many fan-favorite titles from renowned studios like Bandai Namco, Degica, Idea Factory, NIS America, Sega and Sekai Project came forward with slick offers of this summer that a hardcore fan wouldn't dare to miss at any cost.

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Humble Store Big in Japan Sale 2019

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2011 puzzle-platform game Catherine by developer Atlus was originally released for last generation of consoles and saw launch for PC platform from Sega earlier this year as Catherine Classic, available now at 33% discount.

PC version of tactical role-playing titles Valkyria Chronicles and Valkyria Chronicles 4 from Media Vision are now 66% less. Also, Yakuza 0 and Yakuza Kiwami from known action-adventure franchise on 50% and 25% respectively.

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Fans of Sh┼Źnen Jump universe and crossover fighting game Jump Force can purchase the game for half of its price at $29.99 only. Deluxe and Ultimate Edition of the game is both down to 40% price, which includes additional characters.

Bandai Namco latest action-adventure title One Piece: World Seeker comes at 40% less and Deluxe Edition is off 30%. NIS America brings Disgaea (65%), Disgaea 2 (60%) and Disgaea 5 Complete (40%) from named tactical RPG series.

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Games that have seen significant price drop on this grand offer are notably D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die (75%), Onechanbara Z2: Chaos (60%), RPG Maker MV (75%), The Silver Case (60%) and Way of the Samurai 4 (70%) so far.

You will get a unique Steam key for each of your purchased titles to redeem them and add to your library of PC games. Big in Japan Sale 2019 is here at Humble Store for a little while and it will run until August 22, 10:00 AM PDT.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Fanatical Summer Sale 2019

Fanatical is offering over 90% discount for Summer Sale 2019 on major PC games of this year and beyond.

Summer 2019 is here and renowned online video game retail outlet Fanatical just launched their Summer Sale 2019 offering exciting discount deals on some of this year's best titles on Steam for PC platform, something you can't afford to miss.

Just days ago, developer/publisher Capcom announced to earn record profit from major releases like Devil May Cry 5 (43%), Monster Hunter: World (51%) and Resident Evil 2 Remake (43%), all included within this scorching deal.

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Fanatical Summer Sale 2019

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In top seller section, we have Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition, Dark Souls: Remastered, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen, Frostpunk, Okami HD, Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition and Yakuza Kiwami with Tokyo Xanadu eX+ adding up as a "STAR DEAL".

Some of their top discounted titles are Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (97%), Deponia (90%), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (85%) SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition (90%) and Lords of the Fallen: Game of the Year Edition (85%).

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Franchise collection that saw heavily reduce are Commandos Collection, Deus Ex Bundle, Devil May Cry Bundle, F.E.A.R. Bundle, Metro Redux Bundle, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle, Tomb Raider Bundle and Tropico 4: Collectors Bundle.

Even if you are low on budget, you can still grab titles like Bayonetta, Borderlands 2, Dead Island Definitive Edition, Hitman: Blood Money, Just Cause 3, Layers of Fear, Metro 2033 Redux, Resident Evil 4 and Tomb Raider under $5 only.

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Fanatical Games Sale Under $5

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Of course, you will not have to limit yourself with latest games if you already have a back catalog and then you can get going with many older titles, also existing on their list and most of them come with a great price-off right now.

Fanatical summer sale allows you to go crazy with your orders like every year and even with marginal funds, you can bag some Steam games that are under a $1 after their offered discount is taken into account to keep you busy this season.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming to PC

Sega recently announced for PC version of Yakuza Kiwami 2 to come out on Steam next month.

Looks like developer/publisher Sega is about to bring another of their PlayStation 2 title from their renowned action-adventure crime thriller series Yakuza on PC platform by introducing Yakuza Kiwami 2 on Steam next month.

Back in February, Yakuza Kiwami of 2016 made its debut on Valve's popular digital outlet after some initial teasing with a GIF of Goro Majima and now, they announced an official release date for YK2 to arrive on May 9, 2019.

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Yakuza Kiwami 2 Coming to PC

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Sega dropped an official trailer for PC release of Yakuza Kiwami 2 with a brief glimpse at its story premise as well.




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Player assumes the role of ex-yakuza member and series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu who has left behind his old ways but forced to return to action once again when Yukio Terada of Tojo Clan is killed by a rival group named Omi Alliance.

Kiwami 2 will also feature "Majima Saga" that explores an adventure trip by Goro Majima detailing events of how he got past his troubles from prior. This remake didn't forget to add some new features along with a few mini-games like Cabaret Club.

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Pre-order is already open and early purchasing players will receive "Clan Creator Bundle" that includes all DLCs, rare Clan Creator Leader cards, exclusive weapons and several outfits alongside a few other in-game items as bonus.

By the end of 2017, Yakuza Kiwami 2 saw a PlayStation 4 release in Japan and in August 2018 for Western region. Like its predecessor PC version, the game will have 4K resolution with unlocked frame rates and custom control options.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Judgment Will Still See Western Release

Despite pulling off the game from all marketplaces, Sega will still release Yakuza spin-off Judgment on PS4 over UK and US.

Even before Yakuza series spin-off and PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Judgment from developer/publisher Sega was pulled from sales for alleged drug scandal of voice actor, Western audience was curious about the title.

After voice cast Pierre Taki was arrested for possession of cocaine, the game was removed from every outlet in Japan and people wondered whether or not it is coming to the West but Sega decided not to halt its international release.

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Judgment Will Still See Western Release

RELATED: Judgment Pulled From Sales in Japan

When Taki is taken to custody for illegal use of drugs only weeks after official announcement for a long-awaited Western release, both digital and physical copies of the game was removed from all marketplaces almost immediately.

This caused a vacuum of sudden demand for any retail copy available for the game (locally known as Judge Eyes) and thus, created a massive price rise of ¥45,000 or $400 within Japanese market that made it a "Collector's Item" for players.

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Any drug related controversy is quite a huge deal in Japan and they were quick to remove the game off store shelves to avoid any possible backlash. Creative chief Toshihiro Nagoshi recently states that the decision was not easy for them as it was already been out for a few months.

Although return of Yakuza sub-series crime thriller is uncertain for local market, Sega is still on board to release it on UK and US because Taki is not involved among localized cast and therefore, his arrest would not likely be a concern to Western customers.

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As previously planned, a recently released trailer revealed that the publisher is about to launch the game on June 25, 2019.




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Interestingly enough, the character Kyohei Hamura played by Taki is noticeably not around much in entire announcement trailer they posted on social media even though he was more prominently featured in an earlier version of the clip.

If everything regarding Judgment drug scandal situation remains the same as it is right now, then it would become one of the rarest case when a game that was originally meant for Japanese region is released and become available in UK and US except for Japan!

Monday, March 18, 2019

Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan After Drug Scandal

After making headlines for drug scandal, price for Yakuza spin-off Judgment goes sky high and becomes a must-have item.

As an action-adventure game and a Yakuza series spin-off by developer/publisher Sega and Ryu Ga Gotoku studio, PlayStation 4-exclusive title Judgment was doing great after it came out in December 2018 and was set for a worldwide release on June 2019.

However, things went south pretty quick when one of the game's voice actors, Pierre Taki was arrested on a drug scandal and the game is entirely pulled off from sales in Japan, which has made it a collector's item for players these days.

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Judgment Becomes Collectible Item in Japan

RELATED: Judgment Pulled From Sales in Japan

Only weeks after a long-anticipated Western launch date announcement, Taki was arrested for alleged possession and usage of cocaine, leading Sega to voluntarily stop distribution of the game from digital and retail stores in response.

Although there was no official statement on when they will come back in marketplaces, it is easily predictable that the publisher may not resume sales anytime soon as long as the investigation on Taki is ongoing, thus creating a high demand for the PS4 title.

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Judgment drug scandal has caused a massive spike in price in all over Japan and since there are no new copies available, used copies are currently being sold for as much as a whooping ¥45,000 or $400 following the controversy.

Originally, it used to sell for a price of ¥8,953 or $80 only but now that supply is scarce from source, even retailers are charging somewhat $100 or more. It all happened so fast within a few months of its release and the game is a must-buy item all of a sudden.

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Kyohei Hamura Voiced by Pierre Taki

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Aside from serving as a voice actor for the game, Pierre Taki has also dubbed voice for Olaf in animated musical fantasy Frozen and reprised his role in Japanese version of Kingdom Hearts III, which will be replaced soon according to Square Enix.

Known as Judge Eyes in Japan, Judgment probably won't see an unusual price hike when it will be released worldwide but then again, we don't really know for sure yet that whether or not dates will be pushed back because of Taki's arrest.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Judgment Pulled From Sales in Japan

Yakuza spin-off title Judgment was pulled from sales by SEGA in Japan after voice actor arrested for drug scandal.

An official spin-off title of the acclaimed Yakuza series, developer/publisher Sega has released action-adventure game Judgment back on December 2018 in Japan for players on PlayStation 4, also eyeing for a Western release this year.

The title was commercially doing pretty well and fans were eagerly waiting for a summer 2019 release worldwide. However, it has been pulled from sales after one of the game's voice actors was arrested for alleged possession and usage of cocaine.

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Judgment Pulled From Sales in Japan

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Japanese actor and musician Pierre Taki, who has voiced over for in-game crime boss character Kyohei Hamura for the PS4 title has been arrested recently after tips on suspicion of his using a small amount of cocaine was received by police.

Initially, there was no drug to be found but when given a urine test, Taki was tested positive for cocaine usage. Right after this incident, Sega voluntarily came out with a press release for halting distribution and promotion for the game in response.

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Following their brief statement, the publisher completely pulled the game off from digital and retail stores while the investigation is ongoing. Also, the planned release date of Judgment on June 25, 2019 is now in question until the investigation comes to a conclusion.

For many people, it may seem like a lot of drama over some routine drug charges but Japan has a very strict outlook on drugs and possession of cocaine can lead to seven years of prison sentences for voice actor Pierre Taki.

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Pierre Taki Plays Kyohei Hamura

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Originally developed as codename Project Judge and known as Judge Eyes in Japan, the game follows private detective Takayuki Yagami working on a serial murder case and engages in a beat 'em up adventure in third-person perspective.

This sudden drug scandal fiasco and Taki's arrest is obviously quite disheartening for everyone who put a lot of effort and labor in creating and promoting Judgment, both from within and outside of Japan, considering the studio announce a worldwide release date only a week ago.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Yakuza Kiwami Comes to Steam

PC version of Yakuza Kiwami reveals a February release date by publisher Sega to arrive on Steam.

A remake of Yakuza, action-adventure game Yakuza Kiwami was originally a title for PlayStation 2, which has been rumored to receive a PC port ever since E3 2018 after developer/publisher Sega announced to bring Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Yakuza 0 on the platform.

Whereas both of these above-mentioned titles have already saw release on Steam last year, the titular game in question on Valve's digital distribution storefront had no mention of the launch date until now and we have a release window of February 19, 2019.

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Yakuza Kiwami Comes to Steam

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Up until this point, the app page for Yakuza Kiwami on Steam only stated "Coming Soon" for so long and Sega didn't stop people from speculating whatever they could come up with. They simply uploaded a GIF with a heading "MAJIMAAAA!"


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The animated file showcase a brief glimpse of Goro Majima, a rival for series protagonist Kazuma Kiryu appearing out of a manhole in the middle of a city street. There is a frame for a brief split-second that says "February 19th" and you know what that means.

This is not the first playful tease Sega has been giving us as earlier this month; they posted a tongue out image of a Sheep on the Steam page of Bayonetta to herald the news of Catherine coming to PC before it was confirmed by an ESRB Rating.

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The Yakuza remake saw release on Japan for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles in January 2016. PC version of the game will be offering options for 4K resolution, customizing controls, uncapped frame rates and widescreen support.

Yakuza Kiwami is already available for pre-order for the price of $19.99 only and the Digital Deluxe Edition will cost you $21.99. The site is also offering a 10% discount on pre-purchase of the title, which is a part of special promotion that will end on February 19.