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Yakuza General 0, Kiwami, and 6 all coming west

#1 User is offline TimmiT 

Posted 05 December 2015 - 01:53 PM

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Was just announced at PlayStation Experience. PS4 version only.

EDIT: Okay, so a bit more info:

- It was announced as a PS4 "console exclusive", which they usually only do if there's a PC version as well. So yeah.
- Unlike Yakuza 5, it's going to have a physical release as well as a digital one.

EDIT 2: SEGA said that they can't confirm a release in Europe yet. Welp.

EDIT 3: Actually just checked the trailer and it says that it's coming to Europe there. So uuuuhhh dfsiondfs
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Posted 05 December 2015 - 03:32 PM

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I'm glad that the series seems to have gotten the attention it needed. Yakuza 4 was the first one I actually bought and played (excluding the demo of 3) and I pre-ordered 5 the day they opened pre-orders for it on PSN.

Even if it doesn't release in EU (sorry guys) it's not really too big of a deal since it's getting a physical release and PS4 games haven't been region locked yet. I've had to do the opposite for a few games (Shenmue 2 on Dreamcast, Last Window on DS), it's usually worth the hassle since it's so easy to order online.

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View Postsonicblur, on 05 December 2015 - 03:32 PM, said:

Even if it doesn't release in EU (sorry guys) it's not really too big of a deal since it's getting a physical release and PS4 games haven't been region locked yet. I've had to do the opposite for a few games (Shenmue 2 on Dreamcast, Last Window on DS), it's usually worth the hassle since it's so easy to order online.

It doesn't really matter if it gets a physical release for us when it comes to how easy it would be to get. It's possible to make an US PSN account and just buy it using that, after which you can play it on your normal account. Getting the physical release actually has the potential to cost more cause of customs potentially adding money to it.
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>Barely any interest in this game from people here.

You all disappoint me.

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Look, whenever I have the money for I'll get a PS4 and finally go through these, and I'm happy to see them brought over, but first I'm awaiting kinda breathless to see how well Yakuza 5 does so I know what to expect in terms of future releases :P

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HELLO, IT'S ME, THE ONE VERY EXCITED FOR ANY AND ALL YAKUZA. The Yakuza future is bright and it feels so good. Gonna party it up Tuesday when 5 hits like the sad manchild I am.

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View PostThe KKM, on 06 December 2015 - 04:56 PM, said:

Look, whenever I have the money for I'll get a PS4 and finally go through these, and I'm happy to see them brought over, but first I'm awaiting kinda breathless to see how well Yakuza 5 does so I know what to expect in terms of future releases :P

Don't expect too much from Yakuza 5 sales, considering it's a digital only game on a last-gen console, also it's the worst game to start at if you just started with the series. Yakuza 0 has more potential, as it'll be on PS4, have both a digital and retail release, and is a better starting point. It's still best to start with Yakuza 1, as there are references and such to later games, but you probably won't get confused by what's going on in it if it's your first Yakuza game.

Really though, the games don't have to be big successes to do well. If they did then Atlus, NIS America etc. wouldn't be in business. I imagine that Atlus now being a part of Sega also played a part in Yakuza 0 being localized.
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European release confirmed!



https://blog.eu.play...he-new-trailer/

Will be released early 2017. Like in the US it will get a physical release and it's PS4 only.
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View PostTimmiT, on 05 December 2015 - 01:53 PM, said:

- Unlike Yakuza 5, it's going to have a physical release as well as a digital one.

Good. This is the reason I didn't buy Yakuza 5.

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View PostTimmiT, on 22 March 2016 - 09:07 AM, said:

European release confirmed!

also physical release


Fuck yes.

It's so sweet to hear Europe isn't getting the shaft this time around.

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so, so very hyped for this - I'm a huge Yakuza fan, and it's pretty clear we barely even got 5 at all (with Sony's help, way late at that)....so the fact Sega's not only trying again, but a physical release with bonuses? Really hoping this one does well! It's the perfect jump-on for the series (even Kiwami, the reamke of 1, is said to have had changes to follow the events of 0), my only concern is that it's being released around some other high profile games (RE7, KH 2. whatever, etc)...hoping we see good #'s here, and an announcement on 6 & hopefully Kiwami down the road as a result!

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super excited they continued the series (and didnt edit stuff out of it.) I've been importing them because I can not wait to play them. Hostess clubs in this game is amazing! Hopefully if this does well we will see kiwami.

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Now that this thread is back... It seems like Sega has been doing a lot more promotion of this one than any previous game in the series. They've been doing the weekly character spotlights on social media for example, they have a physical special edition, and they brought the game to most major game events since E3. The amount of promotion it has been getting right now seems rather high considering it's not allegedly due out until early next year.

I found it odd that they'd need over a year for localization when Yakuza 5 was announced at PSX 2014 and released at PSX 2015 a year later. Do you think this will drop earlier than expected, or will they keep it as next year due to Last Guardian launching right after PSX?

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I don't imagine that they want to compete with The Last Guardian, or any other holiday game with Yakuza 0. Still, it doesn't help that other publishers have announced that they're releasing Japanese games in the west in the same week as Yakuza 0 after Sega announced the release date. Resident Evil 7, Gravity Rush 2, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and Tales of Berseria are all releasing in the same week.

Also, I imagine the extra marketing might have something to do with Atlus USA. It's pretty normal for them to be putting out this many trailers.

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So Yakuza Kiwami (remake of the first Yakuza game) and Yakuza 6 were just announced for the west. Kiwami has been announced for Europe already by Deep Silver, 6 hasn't been yet but the PlayStation UK Twitter tweeted about it so that's seemingly coming as well. (EDIT: Yup)



So release schedule for next Yakuza games coming to the west:

Yakuza 0: January 2017
Yakuza Kiwami: Summer 2017
Yakuza 6: Early 2018

It's a good time for Yakuza games.
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