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New Yakuza Information Teased

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Fans of the Yakuza series will be happy to know that a bit of information has come out about the series and its future. Speaking with Dengeki Playstation, Yakuza producer Toshihiro Nagoshi gave a handful of hints and updates as to what the team is planning.

As you might expect, they wish to further refine the fighting system. It has already seen some smoothing over since the initial game's launch 2005. Many tweaks overall will be made, but none of that is the most interesting piece of information. Nagoshi confirmed that the next Yakuza game will not be on PS3. No, this doesn't mean it will be jumping to 360, but that it is to be in development for an upcoming system.

Yakuza 5, which launched in Japan at the end of last year, is said to be the last game in the series for PS3. With that, the franchise will have released five games on the system. Yakuza 3, 4, 5, Kenzan! and Dead Souls all saw release on PS3 although Kenzan! remained a Japanese exclusive.


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Man, Yakuza is one of those series I've wanted to get into really bad but the story and characters seem so dense I know I'd have to start with Yakuza 1 (and that game is harder to come by these days).

Man, Yakuza is one of those series I've wanted to get into really bad but the story and characters seem so dense I know I'd have to start with Yakuza 1 (and that game is harder to come by these days).

Yakuza 3 (the first PS3 one) has "summary" videos for the first two games that are like 30 minutes each if I remember? Don't even need to play the first two!

Yakuza 3 (the first PS3 one) has "summary" videos for the first two games that are like 30 minutes each if I remember? Don't even need to play the first two!

So does 4 (and I think longer than 30 mins), so technically you don't need to play any except that. I'd recommend playing at least 1 since 4 in particular has a lot of subtle references to it you may not pick up through the cutscene summary vids, that and it probably has the best audio of the series (music wise and even has a solid English dub, but is the only one to have it) and I'd even argue story (even if it is cliche). I feel like 2/3 are much more detached narrative-wise.

So does 4 (and I think longer than 30 mins), so technically you don't need to play any except that. I'd recommend playing at least 1 since 4 in particular has a lot of subtle references to it you may not pick up through the cutscene summary vids, that and it probably has the best audio of the series (music wise and even has a solid English dub, but is the only one to have it) and I'd even argue story (even if it is cliche). I feel like 2/3 are much more detached narrative-wise.


I LOVED THE FIRST YAKUZA'S ENGLISH DUB SO MUCH.........
And then I started playing Yakuza 2 AND I DON't KNOW ANY OF THESE PEOPLE BRING ME BACK KAZUMA AND DATE'S SEXY VOICES.

So does 4 (and I think longer than 30 mins), so technically you don't need to play any except that. I'd recommend playing at least 1 since 4 in particular has a lot of subtle references to it you may not pick up through the cutscene summary vids, that and it probably has the best audio of the series (music wise and even has a solid English dub, but is the only one to have it) and I'd even argue story (even if it is cliche). I feel like 2/3 are much more detached narrative-wise.


Yeah, I'm one of those people who likes to experience a lengthy story as a huge tapestry like that and pick up on subtle references...so I've never been one for watching summary videos. I'd rather play every game and dive headfirst into the series.

 

 

 

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